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Cardamom Hill

A quiet revolution is taking place on the Westside, where chef-owner Asha Gomez recently opened Atlanta's first contemporary Indian restaurant. She transcends the flavors of her native Kerala, a southwestern state of the subcontinent once colonized by the Portuguese, by courting a sophisticated audience with dishes that have been given refined shape and definition.

Crisp goat chops dredged in aromatic spices, boneless chicken fried in a lacy batter redolent of coconut, tender beets with pure-white yogurt pooling on top, and a vivid pork vindaloo with a vinegary gloss will win you over with their complexity. Whether you hang at the bar to share a few plates or take advantage of the casual lunch thalis, the restaurant's wood-carved walls and avoidance of exoticism (no statues of dancing Ganesh here) inspire a meditative calm.

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  1. Krish posted on 03/06/2014 01:05 PM
    No offense but the food here is not authentic Kerala/Malayalee food. It can best be described as 'fusion' food which retains some elements of traditional Kerala cooking. But the food is good and unique in its own way.
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