Indian Restaurants in Cambridge


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Cuisine Type: Indian fast food Established: 2009 Reservations: Not offered Handicap Accessible: Yes Number of Tables: 11?25 Parking: Metered street parking Most popular offering: Nanini Kid-friendly: Yes Alcohol: None Delivery / Take-out Available: Yes Outdoor Seating: No Q&A with Sanjay Kansagra, Owner What is one fun, unusual fact about your business? We have taken the authentic taste of flavorful Indian food and transformed it into a quick-serve, portable format of delivery. It is self-serve and made-to-order so you don't pay for the table service or tips, which in turn results in reasonably priced, flavorful food. We have been featured in a _New York Times article series about the changing tastes of American fast food, and have also been featured in the Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal, and Boston Phoenix. What?s the best reaction you?ve ever gotten from a customer? "Could be the Chipotle of Indian food." In your own words, how would you describe your menu? Its a four-step process at Chutneys. First step: choose from a paratha wrap, rice bowl, or nanini. Second step: choose a vegetarian, chicken, or lamb filling, with few choices in each category. Third step: choose from fresh vegetables to top it. Fourth and final step: choose from a selection of 10 chutneys to customize your flavor.
36 John F. Kennedy Street
Cambridge,
MA
US
The Maharaja's chefs rely on recipes from an era when art and cooking received the royal patronage of great Mughal emperors. Compiled over three generations of research, the menu of traditional Indian cuisine has been modernized to pair with a lavish dining space, that, according to the The Boston Foodie, "is an elegant room floating above Harvard Square with all of the amenities of a perfect dining experience." Ornately detailed wooden chairs surround The Maharaja's sturdy tables, and a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows overlooks the weekly hopscotch tournaments in Harvard Square. Furthermore, a collection of statues—which took three attempts to import from India—watch over the restaurant's guests. Garlic naan emanates nostril-piquing aromas of fresh garlic and coriander as chefs roast cubes of lamb and bone-in chicken in a tandoor oven that burns hotter than a feverish dragon. Sidestepping meats entirely, the house-made paneer, eggplant, and chickpeas bump elbows with green peas, raisins, and sautéed cashews. Servings of kulfi faluda can sate sweet teeth with scoops of pistachio-flavored ice cream and sweet noodles.
57 John F. Kennedy Street
Cambridge,
MA
US
For some serious spice, grab a table at Tanjore for a taste of Indian cooking. Tanjore is a jackpot for those looking for low-fat and gluten-free meal options. Pick your poison and toast your evening — drinks are also served here. Little ones are just as welcome as their parents at Tanjore. Tanjore is a good restaurant to dine with a small or large group. Reservations are available, so give the restaurant a call before you head over for the fastest seating. Tanjore tosses the jacket-and-tie dress code convention in favor of a more casual dining experience. Catering makes it easier to organize any event, and Tanjore will ensure that it is delicious. Grab your food and chow down when you're ready with the restaurant's carry out and delivery options. The restaurant is next to a parking lot, but drivers can also settle for street parking. Store your bike at a nearby rack and enjoy a bite to eat at Tanjore. Most items on the menu are reasonably priced, so expect to spend around $30 per person at Tanjore.
18 Eliot St
Cambridge,
MA
US
The pungent scent of spice-laden Indian cuisine and naan plucked straight from the tandoor fills the air of Haveli Restaurant's white-and-gold dining room. Dining pairs and quartets can opt for the Sea Food Lovers dinner's steaming plates of fish pakora, fish masal, shrimp jalfrazi, and dal makhni, and the Tandoori Lovers dinner's spicy meats cooked in clay ovens heated by hugs from the titular tandoori lovers. The Meat Lovers dinner culls tender selections such as chicken tikka masala, while the Veggie Lovers dinner represents India's meatless mastery through a trio of vegetarian curries and vegetable biryani. Patrons cool border disputes between spicy and sour taste bud factions with beverages including soft drinks, fruit juices, and mango or rose lassis.
17 Central Sq
Cambridge,
MA
US
Tradition is a powerful force at Passage to India. Running 25 years strong, the Zagat-rated eatery embraces the culinary techniques developed over millennia across the Indian subcontinent. Chefs draw on time-honored cooking methods such as slow-roasting chicken, lamb, and shrimp inside a coal-heated clay tandoor ovens—a practice that speaks to the restaurant's refusal to cut corners when preparing their menu of familiar Indian comfort foods. The chefs make their own cheese in-house for dishes such as the Bengali staple, Rasgulla—cheese balls soaked in syrup—or the northern Matter Paneer blended with peas and spices. At the same time, they create crepe-like dosas filled with potatoes, herbs and spices to show their appreciation for southern Indian cuisine. This dedication to the vibrant and varied flavors of Indian cuisine is evident throughout Passage to India's décor. The salmon-pink booths and mahogany chairs complement the wall art, a melange of bold swaths of crimson and saffron-yellow hues. Overhead, ceiling fans waft fresh air throughout the room and dangling pendant lamps gently light each of the tables.
1900 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge,
MA
US
Test your spice threshold at Desi Dhaba, and see how much heat your palate can handle at this Indian eatery. Desi Dhaba features a wide variety of flavorful low-fat and gluten-free eats. Little guys and gals will also love dining at Desi Dhaba, which offers a family-friendly environment (and menu). Desi Dhaba is a local restaurant that accommodates both large and small groups. Weather permitting, come enjoy a wonderful meal outside at Desi Dhaba. Catering from Desi Dhaba will take your party to the next level. Delivery and carry out are easy options for those interested in staying home. Tired of long commutes? Dine at Desi Dhaba and enjoy the nearby parking and public transit access. Street parking is the only parking option close to Desi Dhaba. If your preferred mode of transit is of the two wheel variety, you're in luck — there's tons of bike parking outside the restaurant. Prices at Desi Dhaba typically stay below the $30 mark, so you can afford to bring along a friend or a date.
401 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge,
MA
US
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