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Shan é LaSalle
1661 Dollard Ave. BYOB

Open daily except Mon. from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., from noon on Sunday. Closed Monday. Licensed. Accepts MasterCard, American Express and Interac. Wheelchair access. 363-7426.
This is a no-frills family restaurant that specializes in homestyle Punjabi cooking and snacks at low prices. Everything is served on Indian-style stainless-steel dishes. For snacks, try alu tikki, two, thick, flat, fried potato croquettes garnished with a tangy, cuminy, sweet-sour sauce of tamarind and chickpeas, or pani puri, also called gol gappa. These are crisp, hollow pastry puffballs that you puncture and stuff with boiled potato, chickpeas and a sweet-and-sour tamarind sauce and then place whole in your mouth and clamp down for a savoury, culinary explosion.

For main courses, try a goat or chicken curry, bhindi (okra) and shahi paneer- crumbled, ricotta-like fresh cheese sautéed with onions, tomato, turmeric and cumin. All the breads are good, especially bhatura, a deep-fried flat bread of sour dough. Buffet Sun. and Tue.-Fri. from noon to 3 p.m. Bring your own wine.

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