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Chutney takes center stage at this Afghan restaurant in Lake Forest

January 18, 2011 |  6:02 am

Here's an early peek at what's coming in this Thursday's Food section:

As you might expect from a restaurant called Chili Chutney, the condiment is everywhere: streaked across piles of rice, dabbed on crisp flatbreads, blotted up by grilled kebabs. Jars of the stuff — gleaming containers of pure verdant green and sticky maraschino red — are on display. It's elevated to a place of honor at the months-old Afghan restaurant in Lake Forest with grand ambitions. That's why it's our Find of the week. Read the rest of the review here by Miles Clements, as well as some menu suggestions:


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Photo: A signature entree at Chili Chutney in Lake Forest -- quabuli pallow, a basmati fried rice cooked with lamb and spices garnished with carrots and raisins. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)