If you’re not familiar with Poutine, it is a dish with Canadian origins, usually consisting of fries topped with cheese curds and gravy. The creators of Badmaash grew up in Toronto, so they blended that culture with their Indian culture to create this lovely creation of crispy, fresh fries seasoned with masala spices, topped with cheese curds, gravy, tandoori chicken tikka (cooked in a traditional clay tandoor oven), and cilantro. It was definitely the best poutine I’ve ever had.
The Saag Paneer, “mom’s recipe” (as they say on their menu) of baby spinach sautéed with tomato, onion, garam masala and indian paneer cheese, was very good as well.
As for accompaniments, I recommend the rosemary naan, and definitely try the Indian Coke if they have any available! If you’re planning on going on a weekend night, they have reservations available, which might be a good idea as I’ve heard they can get pretty busy. Next time you’re craving Indian food and you’re near downtown LA, definitely check out Badmaash!
Badmaash LA (108 W 2nd Street #104, Los Angeles, CA // 213.221.7466)