While you won’t find it on the menus of many Kansas barbecue joints, lamb’s strong flavor is actually a great match for a bit of char. Boti Kabab — on the tandoori menu at India Palace — consists of chunks of marinated lamb cooked in a clay oven, then served on a sizzling-hot platter with peppers and onions. The seasoning is rich and earthy with a hint of heat, and the portion is big enough to fill two people.
Where to get it: India Palace, 129 E. Tenth St.
What you’ll pay: $13.95 plus tax
Try it with: Nan — which comes with the meal unless you choose rice instead.
Also on the menu: So many, many Indian delights. Curries, kormas, tikka masalas and vindaloos (hot!) of chicken, beef, seafood and lamb are only a few. There’s a menu section devoted to vegetarian entrees, plus desserts and numerous varieties of nan and other Indian breads. India Palace also offers a lunch buffet seven days a week.
— Off The Beaten Plate highlights some of the more exotic, oddly named or inventively concocted (for better or worse) dishes from local menus. Know of an offbeat menu item we should check out? Email food and features reporter Sara Shepherd at firstname.lastname@example.org.