Indian Restaurants in DeSoto


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Vindu Indian Cuisine celebrates distinct culinary traditions from the whole of India with a variety of pan-Indian dinner items. Clay tandoori ovens fire flavor into skewered and marinated lamb, chicken, and prawns, each served with heaping helpings of naan with which to cradle the meaty morsels or to use as edible bibs. Chefs show off a knack for sweet and spicy culinary fusion on the Indo-Chinese menu, whose dishes show off masterful hybrids of Indian recipes made with Asian sauces and cooking methods. Vindu also highlights distinct Indian regions with South Indian specialties that include a roster of vegetarian lentil-flour dosas served with three types of chutney, as well as North Indian specialties.
4701 Frankford Rd.
Dallas,
TX
US
As far as fires go, it could have been much worse—the May 2012 blaze that sparked suddenly in Kalachandji’s kitchen was put out by firefighters, and no one was injured. However, the kitchen was destroyed, and smoke damaged the rest of the building. In the days that followed, the community was left to wonder if and when the beloved space would return to its former opulence. Kalachandji’s has been part of the neighborhood for more than 30 years, billing itself as Dallas’s oldest continuously operating vegetarian restaurant. As part of the local Hare Krishna temple, it bore a majestic charm that was somehow different from even the city’s most elegant dining establishments and treehouses. With devotion and patience, the temple members were able to reopen their restaurant in early 2013; the Dallas Observer celebrated their efforts, writing that “we're relieved to see the restaurant open and unscathed.” Inside, as before, there is a different stained-glass window in each booth, bathing shiny espresso tabletops with colorful swatches of light. A wide stone stairway leads out to the patio, where dark, swirled pillars support yellow archways that seem to glow in the light of hanging lanterns. In the center, a large tree draped with white twinkle lights stretches up to the open ceiling, hinting at the stars sparkling above its branches. Even the kitchen is a sight to behold—here, women wrapped in saris and men with the traditional yellow line painted down their foreheads prepare whatever meat-free dishes suit the staff's whims that day. The mainly Indian buffet has some permanent fixtures—vegetable curry, dal (a bean soup), and rice pudding—but a different international entree appears every day, sating appetites with lasagna one day and enchiladas the next. Many dishes are prepared using Ayurvedic techniques that, like the most respected gossip blogs, date back nearly 5,000 years, though some recipes are updated to accommodate vegan and gluten-free diets. Kalachandji’s is popular enough to offer cooking classes that teach people how to prepare the food served in the restaurant. But there’s something about being in the restaurant itself: as the Observer noted when they named it 2012’s Best Vegetarian Food, Kalachandji’s "finds its way onto our list year after year. … But we’ll never tire of sitting in their beautiful garden patio, eating dal and vegetable curry and drinking tamarind tea.”
5430 Gurley Avenue
Dallas,
TX
US
When A.J. Duggal made plans to open the Indian restaurant known as Kebab N Kurry in 1982, he wanted to do it right. The restaurateur searched for culinary experts who could make his eatery as authentic as possible, eventually staffing his kitchen with chefs who were born and raised in India. Over the next 25 years, that kitchen served as a laboratory: chefs experimented with new aromas and flavors until they had devised a menu of dishes they hoped could be called the best in Dallas. With that, a new restaurant was born. India West by Ross Duggal reveals these years of hard work in a pair of elegant dining rooms that brim with exotic aromas. Led by A.J.'s son Ross Duggal, the restaurant's chefs use the indigenous spices and cooking techniques of Northern India to make vindaloos, biryanis, and tandoori dishes, which pair well with 11 types of bread and an extensive wine list. In the main dining room, stone detailing on the walls creates a modern, earthy vibe offset by the rectangular light fixtures that bathe tables in ambient light. A curtained entryway leads guests into the West Lounge, where a red mosaic ceiling joins a crackling fireplace to impart a scarlet glow over modern, minimalist seating that can accommodate up to 30. For private events, wedding rehearsals, and birthday parties, groups of up to 50 can take over the Oval Room, where the ancient adornment of a framed Indian tapestry faces off with modern amenities such as an LCD projector and a built-in viewing screen. Diners can also take their meals on an outdoor patio area that—like the heart of a jilted maharaja—is surrounded by a stone border.
5290 Belt Line Road
Dallas,
TX
US
Traditional Indian cuisine can be found at The Saffron House. For those avoiding fat and gluten, there's still plenty of tasty items on The Saffron House's menu that can cater to your needs. Don't go thirsty during dinner! The Saffron House also offers a splendid drink list featuring wine, beer, and more. The Saffron House is more than willing to accommodate families, so kids are welcome to tag along. With its spacious interior, The Saffron House is a great choice for big groups and celebrations. On warmer days, take advantage of The Saffron House's outdoor seating. If you need to get somewhere fast, the restaurant also serves up grub to go. The restaurant also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of The Saffron House to your next party or event. Parking is available in the adjacent lot, as is valet. The Saffron House offers a nice selection of mid-range cuisine, so you can expect a meal there to cost about $30 or less per person. Head on over to The Saffron House first thing in the morning or last thing in the evening — The Saffron House is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
5100 Belt Line Rd
Dallas,
TX
US
Fill up on naan and curry at Mughlai Indian Restaurant. You won't find any low-fat fare here, though, so leave some room to indulge. Pair your entree with a glass of wine or draft beer — Mughlai Indian Restaurant has a fully-stocked bar to complement your meal. Parents appreciate Mughlai Indian Restaurant's kid-friendly attitude, and little ones are often seen dining out with the adults. Make the most of the warm summer months by dining outdoors in Mughlai Indian Restaurant's beautiful outdoor seating area. Ideal for large groups, Mughlai Indian Restaurant will make sure your party feels anything but cramped. Mughlai Indian Restaurant welcomes laid-back diners, so there's no pressure to throw on heels or a tie. You can also grab your grub to go. The restaurant also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of Mughlai Indian Restaurant to your next party or event. Guests of Mughlai Indian Restaurant's Alpha Rd location can park their vehicles on the street. Prepare to spend about $30 per person when dining at Mughlai Indian Restaurant. All major credit cards are accepted.
5301 Alpha Rd
Dallas,
TX
US
Lauded in the press for its impeccable approach to traditional cuisine—"no greasy food, no lame service, no amateur stabs at interior design," notes D Magazine—India Palace blends exotic spices with natural ingredients to craft a menu of tandoori meat-, seafood-, and veggie dishes. The restaurant bakes 16 different types of Indian bread and introduces diners to cooking styles they might not be familiar with, such as spice-laden Balti dishes stuffed into cast-iron pots. An in-house bar serves traditional tastes of India in the form of Indian dark rum, beer, and matured malt whiskies, along with selections from a global wine list. For a little of everything, regular buffet meals grant patrons with tastes from every corner of the menu more efficiently than a food fight. Meanwhile, the restaurant's dim lighting, white tablecloths, and rich colors create an elegant setting that complements the flavors of each dish.
12817 Preston Rd
Dallas,
TX
US
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