In Sitar's kitchen, chefs fire up traditional Indian dishes such as spicy lamb vindaloo and chicken curry. Their menu also includes biryani rice dishes, clay oven-baked kebabs, and more than 20 vegetarian dishes, all of which pair well with a King Fisher beer from India or a shiraz from Australia.
Surrounded by tan and terra-cotta earth tones, diners at Tamarind Indian Bistro can feast on seasonally inspired dishes from the lunch buffet or tandoori classics selected from the evening menu. Robust vegetarian options supply plant eaters with dishes such as savory portions of sauce-covered chickpeas.
Curry powder, a blend of spices such as turmeric, coriander, and fenugreek seeds, is lauded for its curative properties; many Ayurvedic practitioners believe that it aids in digestion and detoxifies the body. At Shagor Indian Cuisine, chefs use the traditional spice blend to flavor a menu of recipes from across the Indian subcontinent. Options range from East Indian bhuna, an entree chock-full of garlic, ginger, veggies, and meat to tandoori chicken tenderized with yogurt and lemon juice. Diners may supply their own adult libations at this BYOB eatery or sip glasses of mango lassi, a yogurt-based beverage.
Inside the eatery, white tablecloths drape over tables, and yellow walls stand out brightly from white walls and a black ceiling like a bumblebee’s contrasting stripes—if the bumblebee just rolled in red paint, Shagor’s fourth major hue. Green plants and framed artwork fleck the flanks of the dining hall, where white pillars furnish both structural and aesthetic goodness.
Lamb cubes, jumbo prawns, and cottage cheese simmer in the traditional tandoor oven at Taste of India, which concocts eight specialty dishes via its clay cooker. Hunks of tandoori breads soak up the spice-soaked sauces of curries, masalas, and vindaloos chock full of traditional Indian meats such as goat, chicken, and shrimp. Elements of Eastern flavors combine in an octet of Indo-Chinese dishes such as a chicken lollipop—a fried and sautéed drumstick slathered in Indian-Chinese-style spices—that vets hand out to fox cubs after routine checkups. Your choice of meats, seafood, and veggies can adorn two styles of biryani, and sweet teeth can conclude meals by savoring four authentic desserts.
The cooks at Best of India Restaurant slather chicken, lamb, seafood, and veggies in creamy yogurt dressings seasoned with Indian spices. Diners can sample curried jumbo shrimp with ginger garlic and coriander or lap up spiced vegetarian curries.
Though the accolades from publications such as Local Eats and Nashville Scene that decorate the walls of Shalimar Fine Indian Cuisine are impressive, hardly anyone's attention lingers on their glossy frames for long. Instead, gazes quickly turn toward the parade of Indian dishes coming out of the kitchen, as eyes hungrily search for the source of a roomful of enticing aromas. The eatery's chefs are responsible for these fragrant creations, peppering authentic chicken curries, shrimp biryani rice, and lamb vindaloo with nutritious spices and herbs. The accommodating chefs can modify the degree of spice in their dishes to accommodate varying preferences, and invite their guests to bring along their own wine and drinks to complement their meals.