My apologies in advance for the poor quality of these iPhone photos, because they certainly don't do Pooja any justice. I always hated strip malls, because they detract from the quality of some establishments, and Pooja is one of them. On the outside it's not some place I'd spot and say, I must try that!, but it ended up being exactly that. All my friend had to say was "buffet."
I loved loved loved the chicken tikka masala at Pooja. It was very buttery, for better or worse. I also loved reading the menu with Pooja's pledge to making authentic food because it definitely showed in their cooking. Along with my chicken, I also tried their saag paneer and cauliflower dishes, which were not as divine but still very good. I ended lunch with a hearty custard, which had the consistency of sweet potato.
My share ended up to be $11 after tax and tip, since none of us ordered any drinks. It was the first time for all of us, but now we know where to go for quick, cheap, yet satisfying lunches.