Lazeez Tava Fry - October 2009 - Spice Routes - Western India - Atlanta Magazine

Lazeez Tava Fry


Lazeez’s cuisine, based largely on Muslim traditions, arguably shares a closer affinity to Pakistani food. But chef/owner Nisar Momin grew up in Ahmedabad, Gujarat’s largest city, and the inclusion of coconut and cashews in dishes such as Momin’s green gosht (“gosht” is a word that indicates a meat-based curry) directly echoes that state’s coastal geography and plantation crops. Goat, lamb, and beef preparations dominate. Eating at Lazeez after sampling the Hindu- and Jain-influenced vegetarian offerings at other Gujarati spots attests to how richly different cultures can overlap in India.

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