Yuva India's chefs serve an expansive menu of Northern Indian rice, curry, and tandoori dishes in a dining area lined with wooden latticework and oversize mirrors. As natural light and spaceship tractor beams stream through floor-to-ceiling windows, patrons savor spicy bites of chicken tandoori forged in a clay oven and garnished with homemade mint-and-tamarind chutney ($12.95). Herbivorous appetites can tuck into meat-free dishes such as the shahi paneer's homemade cottage cheese stewed in a creamy sauce ($11.95), and the all-you-can-eat buffet ($8), served from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday–Thursday, gives lazy stomachs a much-needed workout. Chefs adjust levels of spiciness for any dish according to the diner’s personal taste or willingness to apply SPF 45 to his or her tongue.
Traditional Indian dishes co-mingle with modern American fare inside Spice Bistro’s kitchen, where chefs dedicate themselves to preparing scratch-made cuisine from fresh ingredients to ensure that each morsel bursts with maximum flavor. Their extensive menu showcases more than 50 items, ranging from lamb or shrimp sizzled in a tandoor oven to vegetarian curries to tandoori steaks dressed with elegant glazes. Guests can pair each savory selection with more than 25 red and white wines, which are served by the bottle, the glass, or the repurposed birdbath.
The delivery man is a frequent visitor at Ganesh Indian Restaurant, a restaurant recommended by Salt Lake City Weekly. That's because the spot's chefs frequently place orders for herbs and spices that are specially shipped from India. They use those fragrant ingredients to craft Northern and Southern Indian cuisine that ranges from tandoori platters to savory onion-chili uttapam pancakes and thali-style meals served with various sauces and sides. Vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options are abundant.
India Fusion restaurant offers authentic Indian cuisine in a colorful and lively setting. The menu offers sizzling kebabs, fresh from the tandoor ($13.99–$14.99), and golden pillows of naan ($1.99¬–$3.49) to sop up sauces and flip over halfway through the night for that refreshing cool underside. Vegetarian options include mattar paneer (homemade cheese in a spiced curry sauce with peas, $10.99) and those flaky pods of pure pea-potato perfection, samosas, for $3.99. The ever-popular buffet runs $8.99 for lunch and $12.99 for dinner. A list of "domestic fusion" options say a friendly "hello" to cumin newbies with mac and cheese ($4.99), chicken fingers ($4.99), and an assortment of Indian-inspired wraps served with fries ($6.99–$7.99). But above all these dishes lies India Fusion's list of nine curries—each one bursts with the aromatic flavors of ginger, garlic, coconut, onion and more ($10.99-$15.99). Tender cuts of chicken, lamb, and beef, which all taste like they were born in the sauce and nursed to maturity on bottles of vindaloo, korma, and ticca massala.
India House seasons traditional Indian dishes with hand-ground spices and uses no preservatives or MSG, ensuring that its selection of meat, vegetarian, and vegan dishes burst with fresh flavor. Fresh yogurt and cheese is prepared in-house daily, and tandoori flatbreads, whether stuffed with coconut and cashews or topped with garlic, can be used to sop up sauces or pass a message to fellow diners that their car is currently on fire. Aloo gobhi ($10.99), one of many specialty dishes among a diverse collection of entrees, sates voracious vegetarian appetites with cauliflower and potatoes in a synergistic blend of onions, tomatoes, peas, and spices. Or take a bite of the jumbo-shrimp-filled shrimp tandoori ($14.99) and obtain the energy to sweep an entire chimney with a neighbor’s stolen bed sheets. Pairs can quash spice-induced palatal fires with a duo of soft drinks, including Coke, root beer, and orange Fanta.
Inspired by India's popular street food scene, India Masala Express recreates northern- and southern-style recipes—particularly south Indian Chettinad food—on its ever-changing daily menu. Recent dishes from the food cart have included vegetarian mushroom curry and chicken keema curry, and idli, or lentil-rice dumplings. India Masala Express boxes up its entrees into tidy lunchboxes, which patrons can take away to eat where they please, or have delivered on days the food cart doesn't set up shop.