Tarka serves fresh, fast & flavorful Indian food, freshly whipped lassis & select wine & beer. Dine In, Take Out & Delivery Via Dine on Demand. City of Austin recognized Green Business for our eco-friendly packaging & recycling. Online & Mobile Ordering & our very own iPhone App make getting food from us a snap.
Nothing can beat mom's cooking, but Naanfull Indian Grill stands a chance of matching it. That's because the restaurant was founded by an ambitious group of three—you guessed it—moms, who immediately make their guests feel at home with fresh batches of naan baked in-house. Over the course of a meal, that fluffy flatbread becomes a vehicle for wraps stuffed with lamb, chicken, or fresh vegetables. It also serves as the basis for the kid-friendly naanizza, the restaurant's Indian-inspired twist on pizza. Other traditional Indian dishes range from handi chicken biryani with basmati rice to the popular gulab jamun, which combines morsels of fried dough and sweet saffron syrup.
Kadai Indian Kitchen’s menu reflects the range of northern Indian dishes, including aromatic curries and grilled kabobs. Discs of naan and skewers of chicken and lamb rest inside the clay tandoor oven and roast over a smoldering pile of coals and NASA’s rejected paper-airplane designs. Lentils, chickpeas, and fresh cheese stew alongside sauces brimming with ginger and cumin, all of which go into vegetarian entrees prepared with separate sets of pots and utensils. The chefs also tailor the amount of spice they add to every order.
Chola Indian Restaurant’s menu sends diners on a whirlwind tour of culinary traditions from across the entire Indian subcontinent. The kitchen’s clay tandoor oven roasts skewers of succulent lamb or chicken, and the chefs create southern-Indian dosas by filling rice and lentil crêpes with aromatic combinations of ginger- and onion-based fillings. Meanwhile, dishes from the Indo-Chinese border earn their own space on the menu, tempting diners with orders of fried rice or chili-spiced cottage cheese.
Although steaming entrees emerge from the kitchen, the dining room’s mint-green walls help to create a cooler ambiance. Intricate archways divide the space in two, separating the buffet’s steaming tables from the restaurant’s abominable-snowman section.
Cooking in an Indian tandoor requires skill—the charcoal oven can reach up to 800 degrees Fahrenheit, and is an invaluable tool for baking, grilling, and hatching a dragon. Chefs at Bombay Grill Indian Restaurant use this traditional clay oven every day to grill meats and seafoods and bake fresh naan and roti. The restaurant specializes in northern Indian cuisine, including spicy curries and biryani, and prepare fresh spice mixtures every day according to centuries-old traditions.
The rich aroma of delicately spiced dishes crafted from fresh, quality meats and veggies drifts across Taj Mahal Indian Cuisine's golden interior. House-baked naan clings like a wetsuit soaked in honey to the walls of a tandoor oven that preps flavorful chicken, lamb, and beef skewers that are steeped in a yogurt marinade for seven to eight hours before braving up to 500-degree heat. Diners seize control of curry construction, requesting prawns, beef, lamb, chicken, or paneer, and vegetarians can ogle a menu section exclusively dedicated to garden grub. Flickering-candle centerpieces breathe life into tables costumed in black-and-white hues reminiscent of a polar bear after a fistfight.