We have been to a lot of Indian restaurants in Connecticut (and Boston, and New York) but can't remember ever having traditional Indian food as well-prepared as this. Many places around Connecticut are bland and terribly safe; Swagat is for hard-core lovers of spice. Not just hot spice, but pungent, and sweet, and complex spice. The dining room is not luxurious by any means, but it's got a comfortable, neighborhood feel, and the staff goes out of its way to be helpful. Some top choices include chicken 65 (red-hot cubes of chicken breast, like a spicy tandoori), masala dosa (a crepe filled with succulent potato), lamb in pickle sauce or with fruits, and to drink, mango lasi (mango juice and yogurt). The portions are sizeable, the prices very reasonable, and you can tell that great care is taken to use the freshest ingredients. If you're afraid of hot food, don't go here. This is not watered-down Indian food; this is the real deal.
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