Friday, May 12, 2017

Maya Indian Grill (Wakefield, MA)

I was recently invited to try out a new Indian restaurant in Wakefield, MA - about 12 miles north of Boston. The reviews for the restaurant all seemed really good, so I accepted and drove up to try the lunch buffet at Maya Indian Grill one weekend.

As we sat, they delivered hot, fresh naan to the table. Bonus points!
Maya Indian grill
The buffet items change daily, but there are about a dozen options - both vegetarian and non-vegetarian. They had the usual staples like chicken biryani, chicken tandoori, saag paneer, chana masala, and also a nice goat curry, which was probably my favorite of the savory dishes that afternoon.

One of the more unusual savory dishes they had was fish pulusu. It's a fish curry with coconut and tamarind from Southern India, from the Andhra Pradesh state.

For dessert, I really loved the rasmalai (or rossomalai). The name comes from ras, meaning "juice", and malai, meaning "cream". It's a Bengali dessert consisting of unripened/fresh cheese curd (chhana) in sugary milk with cardamom, saffron, and pistachios. Cheese in milk may sound really heavy, but it actually taste pretty light and refreshing (and delicious)!
Maya Indian grill

Keep in mind that they change the menu daily for both the savory and sweet items for the buffet, so you may not be getting the same things I did. Overall, the food at Maya was quite good, and the lunch buffet is only $10! It was definitely a good deal - for those who live or work in the area, you should definitely put Maya Indian Grill on your list. The restaurant also has a full bar, but I didn't partake that afternoon since I was recovering from Thirst Boston :)

Maya Indian Grill
33 Tuttle St
Wakefield, MA
(781) 587-2123
Maya Indian Bar & Grill Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


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