Until this day my only Indian experience in Atlanta has been Copper Cove Indian Bistro. Bhojanic has been around long before Copper Cove and has been touted as the best Indian Cuisine in the city.
A pretty good crowd on a weeknight here in Decatur. Outdoor seating is an option. I walked in to hear lively live music playing and was offered to sit near the music or in a less boisterous spot. I opted for the latter. Inside is quite clean and modern with plenty of middle east brigh colors and hanging strands of beads. I like.
I am dining with a man from London. It may as well have been a native man from India as Indian food is so very popular in the UK. In that honor I had to get the national dish, Tikka Masala. I got a starter portion of it, Roti Canai served with paratha flatbread. Incrediblly tender chicken chunks and very flavorful sauce.
Methi Paratha with fried egg inside is a nice nosh, an Indian quesadilla of sorts.
Chicken curry is very spicy. Medium to hot and it overpowered both of our palattes. I ordered a side of rice to help temper the heat, and well, I just love rice. Naan does go with almost everyrthing but to me curry needs a bed of rice. It came studded with carrots and peas. The curry itself is complex and flavor as you'd expect, if not a bit oily.
While it doesn't look impressive this garlicky creamy spinach with chunks of indian cheese is tasty and dare I say, addictive . I could curl up with a both of this and some naan and call it a day.
Both sweet and savory lassis are offered if your tongue needs some cooling down. I recommend ordering one.
I wouldn't rate Bhojanic as high as Copper Cover Indian bistro but it certainly can hold it's own in this ethnic food category.