I guess it's quick lunch concept spots-week on S'C'&C. Today we're in Wicker Park at the Indian restaurant of a couple who fell in love with each other partly due to a love for the food. Soon after marriage they decided to open Columbus' Curry which is a fast casual spot serving a variety of dishes from the steam table. It's the same process as a place like Panda Express, it's just not a corporately run restaurant. The recipes are that of the husband's family who hails from New Delhi, India.
Fast-Casual Indian in Wicker Park
The options aren't exactly abundant but they don't really need to be. On offer are two different chicken dishes and a minced beef as far as meats. Then they have two other sections of both vegetarian and Vegan. You choose how many meats/sides you want and it all goes over rice. My standard order, I've stopped in twice, is both the Chicken Tikka Makhani which cooks in a mild tomato broth and the Chicken Masala Curry which has some good Indian spicing, at least enough to quickly scratch an itch. For my vegetarian side I roll with the Daal which is a traditional mashed yellow lentil curry with heavy hints of cumin, one of my favorite spices. Is this real deal Indian? I'm not the one to ask on that but it does create a quick cheap option for it food for those in the 'hood.
Three Item Plate with Chicken Masala Curry, Chicken Tikka Makhani, Daal
1359 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60622