The Top Ten Dishes of 2009 #9: Andhra Chicken Curry at Mayuri

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The Andhra chicken builds its fire with each bite: It begins with a sharp heat tinged with fruity sweetness and a faint tang of yogurt. The chicken and the ground nuts in the curry mellow the heat ever so slightly and give the dish as a whole a well-rounded flavor, but just when you think you've adjusted to the heat there comes another blast, the intensity almost numbing.

-- "Chile Reception," October 29, 2009

Mayuri
12513 Olive Boulevard, Creve Coeur
314-576-6262; website

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