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Paradise Biryani Pointe Marlton (NJ)
Paradise Biryani Pointe101 Rt 73 South, # 147
Marlton, NJ 08053
Paradise Biryani Marlton: Jokers Can't Even get Dal Right
I found it distressing when Paradise Biryani Marlton failed at the most basic level - Flavor of food.
Chicken Biryani - Spiceless
But I wasn't too surprised.
After all, a New Jersey Indian restaurant that serves flavorful food is like the Halley's Comet, a rare occurrence.
Indian Cuisine - Sheer MagicOne of the great wonders of the world is Indian cuisine.
In skilful hands, the rich variety of Indian food is the easiest path to Nirvana.
Au contraire, in inept hands Indian food is the fastest way to get a sense of how fresh vomit would probably taste.
Seriously, how difficult can it be to make palatable Dal. If you ask me, as hard as boiling water.
Still, Paradise Biryani screwed up the humble Dal big time and turned it into a tasteless monstrosity.
Biryanis - Big DisappointmentAmong the several disappointments I encountered at Paradise Biryani Marlton, the most painful to endure were the Biryanis.
Given that Biryanis are this chain restaurant's raison d'être, it's unpardonable when they turn out bad.
Both Vegetable and Chicken Biryanis were a bit dry and overall left a lot to be desired.
Chicken Biryani was not spicy enough for Indian palates and bereft of flavor.
Chicken pieces in Biryani had not absorbed the spices well and were most unsatisfactory.
Vegetable Biryani - Below Par
Vegetable Biryani was spicier in comparison but again the flavor was MIA.
To make matters worse, Vegetable Biryani included clumps of burned masala powder.
Chicken EntreesAchari Chicken was another pothole I slid into.
When prepared right, this spicy and tangy dish is a treat fit for the Gods.
Achari Chicken (top) Tandoori Chicken (bottom)
Sadly, what I ended up with was Satan's handiwork - Neither spicy nor tangy but a hopeless abomination.
Tandoori Chicken proved to be another letdown. It was dry and the poor marination suggested an indifferent or, worse, an incompetent chef.
Vegetarian EntreesOf the three Vegetarian curries, Tomato Dal was handsdown the worst.
Mising any flavor of either Tomato or other required seasonings, it merely packed the texture and taste of cooked yellow lentils with salt.
A cook who can't rustle up a decent Dal is either sadistic, demented or idiotic. Take your pick.
Dal (top left), Mixed Veg Curry (top right),
Channa Palak (bottom left), Naan (bottom right)
Mixed Vegetable Curry was nothing but a medley of Cauliflower, Carrots, Green Beans, dry red chilli powder and a generous dose of cooking oil. Also, it was not the gravy kind usually served in most New Jersey Indian restaurants.
Channa Palak was the least offensive vegetarian curry but it could have done with a lot more heat (as in spicier).
Bread and White RiceYet another disappointment arrived in the form of Naan Bread and White Rice.
Some Naan Bread piece were hard and crisp like South Indian Dosa and others were rubbery making it difficult to even break them into small pieces.
White Rice suffered from the common dry texture problem at Indian restaurants suggesting it was not very fresh.
DessertsThe two desserts heightened my agony.
With a weird orange-red food color and cheap oil taste, Paradise Biryani's Double Ka Meetha induced nausea.
It was way too dry and slightly low on sweetness.
Double Ka Meetha - Skip It
Rice Pudding included a few dry nuts. Alas, that's the only good thing I can say about this commonplace Indian dessert.
Rice Pudding - Really?
Paradise Biryani Marlton NJ RatingAll in all, I found the food at Paradise Biryani Marlton mighty disappointing.
I cannot in good conscience recommend Paradise Biryani Marlton to connoisseurs of fine Indian cuisine.
Southern New Jersey deserves a better class of Indian food than the crap dished out by the merciless sadists at Paradise Biryani Pointe Marlton. - © Sagar.com