“Saucy Bombay spices up Denver’s Indian”

    “An Indian place just moved into one of the 16th Street Mall’s major food courts. Downtown vegetarians and lovers of Indian food, rejoice.Saucy Bombay isn’t just another little sit-down place with a lunch buffet and candied fennel in a shallow copper dish by the cash register. It’s Indian fast food — cafeteria-style — and a great idea.Here’s how it works. Pick a protein — steak, lamb, chicken, mixed vegetables, spiced garbanzo beans (the mixed vegetables and garbanzo beans are splendid, hence my shout-out to vegetarians, who so often are stuck with bland, cheese-heavy options). Then choose a sauce for the protein. The place offers spicy tikka masala, creamy spinach, a mild and rich korma, and a sauce made from yellow lentils. All of them are powerfully flavored and unique; I was partial to the tikka masala and the korma.All of this is ladled over lightly spiced basmati rice.Another option: Instead of having it served in a plate over rice, order it tucked into a wrap.Another way to go? A grilled Indian wrap.They have excellent samosas and a tasty fried-potato appetizer, too.Get a mango lassi — a sweet drink made from mango juice, yogurt and more — or some chai, and be on your way for less than $10. Most of the entrees are $5.99.Saucy Bombay is simple, and so smart. I hope more of them pop up around the city.”

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