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A Restaurant’s Take

Gobi Manchurian with Indian tomato sauce

A vegetarian specialty at Red Lentil in Watertown.

Gobi Manchurian with an Indian tomato sauce at Red Lentil.

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Gobi Manchurian with an Indian tomato sauce at Red Lentil.

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Red Lentil is an unusual place. Chef and owner Pankaj Pradhan was raised in New Delhi and is a vegetarian; all the grains and many ingredients are organic. The most popular appetizer on the menu is gobi Manchurian ($8.50) — deep-fried cauliflower tossed with sweet and hot peppers in an Indian tomato sauce spiced with ginger, cumin, and paprika.   — Sheryl Julian

RED LENTIL 600 Mt. Auburn Street, Watertown, 617-972-9188,

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