Shikara's chefs strive to represent India's rich culinary history with a menu that includes familiar staples alongside more contemporary fusion cuisine. An imported tandoor oven roasts discs of naan and skewers of chicken according to time-honored North and South Indian recipes, and liberal doses of fenugreek seeds, ginger, and chilies add distinctively traditional aromas to many of the restaurant's dishes. However, the chefs also demonstrate their range by forging a spread of Indo-Chinese dishes, including stir-fried rice and chicken in soya sauce. These flavors—which can be washed down with a full selection of Indian beers—demonstrate the culinary interplay between the two nations' cultures without the mess of a UN-moderated food fight.
Saffron's chefs toss fresh ingredients together to craft Indian fusion cuisine as vibrant as the eatery’s blue and purple neon lights and orange draperies. Laden with delicious tandoor dishes, Bombay favorites, vegetarian plates, and other good-mood-inducing fare, buffet carts roll out during lunchtime, facilitating all-you-can-eat samplings and all-you-can-throw food fights. A full bar slings imported beers, wines, and liquors, perfect for lubricating lips between bites, and a 150-seat banquet hall accommodates large groups of hungry humans determined to celebrate a special event.
Flavors from India and Pakistan meet on Sara's Grill & Eastern Cuisine's menu, which incorporates halal meats and fragrant spices into its extensive selection of dishes. Decadent curries send savory and spicy aromas wafting past diners' tables to tempt taste buds with lingering scents of cilantro and ginger. In the kitchen, a clay tandoor oven bakes orders of naan and roasts skewers of marinated chicken or goat. Cylindrical pendant lamps and sconces illuminate damask-stenciled walls to create an intricately artistic vibe, much like a tattoo of a Rube Goldberg–device.
According to one NapervilleSun writer, Green Chilli is an eatery where "the essence of Indian food can be experienced". Diners can dig into quintessential Indian dishes such as tikka masala, fish curry sweetened with tamarind, and lamb or goat biryani. The restaurant's chefs also fuse Indian and Chinese flavors in dishes like battered, fried paneer cheese tossed with soy sauce, onions, green peppers, and chilies. Attached to Green Chilli, Kwality Ice Cream scoops frosty desserts after dinner.
Within Cuisine of India's modern dining room, Rahul Saigal strives to merge contemporary methods of culinary science with his family's longstanding kitchen traditions. Evidence of his success graces the eatery's crisp white tablecloths, where whole spring chickens from the tandoor oven rendezvous with curries simmered over a slow flame.
Full lunch buffets insulate plates with dishes such as spinach pakora, chicken masala, lamb curry, and alu mutter, plus garlic naan for sopping up sauce and traditional desserts for testing the severity of a budding dental cavity. Furthermore, Cuisine of India's catering can accommodate events for up to 2,000 guests with food, crystal, and linens.
Embracing the traditional flavors and aromas of Indian cuisine, the chefs at Taste of India strive to create richly satisfying meals using fresh, high-quality ingredients. A tandoor oven and pet dragon help them to roast spice-crusted orders of chicken, lamb, and seafood before they crown each dish with creamy sauces or fiery gravies. In addition to meat-laden entrees, the team forges platters of vegetarian-friendly fare with house-made cheese and marriages of vegetables.Though the environment is casual and airy, crisp white tablecloths drape each table in the dining room. Burgundy carpeting and green-tiled wall patterns add splashes of color, and large windows flood the space with natural light.