Naper Wow Pow: Butter chicken from Spice Mart

<p>One of the most popular Indian dishes must be butter chicken, conveniently packed to go at Spice Mart, an Indian grocer and butcher on North Aurora Road in Naperville. Call ahead for special requests. | Daina Saleh~Sun-Times Media  </p>

One of the most popular Indian dishes must be butter chicken, conveniently packed to go at Spice Mart, an Indian grocer and butcher on North Aurora Road in Naperville. Call ahead for special requests. | Daina Saleh~Sun-Times Media  

If you crave takeout Indian food, Spice Mart has just the thing.

Jude Rotrygues says the butter chicken is the most popular curry with the store manager’s customers.

“Indians and Americans and everyone likes it,” says Rotrygues of the hearty chicken dish in a red creamy sauce.

Spice Mart, 1552 North Aurora Road, has been around for about a decade, offering vegetarian and non-vegetation homemade curry’s for a quick takeout.

The selection of curries, which cost between $6.99 and $12.99 a container, can feed two people. The menu varies daily but always will include vegetarian and non-vegetarian options. A mostly southern Indian fish dish made of a whole tikka marinated Pomfret fish, also referred to as Pompanos in North America, is also available for the more experimental novices.

The cauliflower gobi and chicken 65, an intricately fried and tikka-basted bone-in-chicken dish, are some other favorites that can be paired with freshly made breads, such as naan, paratha or chapatti. Bread made in-store is sold individually or in packs of three or five pieces.

The full Indian grocery store also has its own butcher offering fresh meats, all halal for the Hindu and Muslim customers. A huge frozen section offers quick solution meals as well as exotic vegetables. If there is still room left, try some of the in-house-made sweets from the dessert bar.

Owner Rahul Saigel also owns the popular Cuisine of India in Naperville.

Call 630-305-4347 for questions or to pre-order special requests. Spice Mart is open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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