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- n. A style of curry, usually of medium strength (heat) prepared with onions that have been cooked in two different ways.
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Evidently, the most prestigious dishes in medieval Venice tasted more like chicken korma or lamb dopiaza than modern classics such as liver alla veneziana or risi e bisi a soupy risotto with peas—the pods can also be used to make the broth even more tasty.
Steve Davis, presumably incapable of operating at a table without round multi-coloured objects on it, enjoys his dinner (as much as he can enjoy it, finding himself snookered on the chicken tikka masala by the lamb saag and prawn dopiaza, with the angle covered by the vegetable balti and pilau rice)
The chilli paneer (£3.60), lamb dopiaza (£5) and butternut spinach curry (£3.50) are to die for and if it's your first visit, you'll be treated to a "super-duper bad boy naan" on the house.
Beef dopiaza is terrific on a cold day: chunks of tender, seasoned beef in a succulent preparation of tomatoes, onions and thick gravy.
Indians tend to label dishes by specific names like korma and dopiaza.