Crystal chandeliers and Burmese teak, plus an enormous painting of a noble 18th-century Indian family, all serve notice that Rajvilaas Fine Indian Cuisine in Piscataway has a serious ambition to "celebrate the best of Indian and British royal heritage." (Cody Kendall, Star Ledger 26th April 2013)
… />But it is the effectively spiced whole Tandoori Pomfret ($16.95) that clinches the deal, a specialty setting a standard for the other dishes, which happily do not fall short.
The Chicken 65 ($7.95), aka "fiery fried chicken," is an example of a dish that should be taken as is. The recipe for the chicken, conceived in 1965 in Madras, involves generous participation from cayenne pepper, ginger and vinegar. That’s its nature, so don’t go for this one if you like your Indian food to be less assertive. Hint: Order some cooling raita ($3.95) with it for dipping and the yogurt with cucumber will ease the sting.