My family has never been much for Indian food. We
are not sure what to order and, though I enjoy the strong smells
and flavors, I feared my sons would literally turn up their noses.
But after hearing several friends sing the praises of Kama Indian
Bistro in west suburban La Grange, we decided to give it a
Tucked into a small storefront next to the train tracks,
Kama Bistro's exterior doesn't do the restaurant justice. We
entered to find a cozy haven of pillowed benches and beautiful
artwork, delicious aromas and friendly service. Although it's a
small space, several large families were seated comfortably among
couples and foursomes.
As expected, I was immediately overwhelmed by the menu so
I put us into our server's hands. She asked questions about what we
like and pointed out that every dish on the menu is made to order,
so you can choose any protein, fish or vegetarian option. She even
provided a special "kid-friendly" menu with everything from naan
PB&J and cinnamon sugar bread to veggie fritters and chicken
With delicious naan and dipping sauces to begin our meal,
we sampled samosas, mulligatawny soup and a Kama exclusive-chilly
crispy potatoes. Everything was tasty, but we couldn't stop eating
the potatoes, which our server described as the chef's version of
Indian French fries.
Everything at Kama Bistro is meant to be shared, so for
entrees we decided to sample a few dishes. The chicken lemon tadka
was outstanding. The kids enjoyed its creamy lemon flavor and the
meat was cooked perfectly. We also enjoyed chicken tikka masala and
lamb/okra bhindi. It was a good combination of flavors and cooking
styles, giving my sons an overview of what Indian food is
Alena Murguia lives in Berwyn, Illinois along with her husband and three growing sons.
See more of Alena's stories here.
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