Featured as one of the Best New Dining Spots of 2010 in the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Lehja lays out a bountiful menu of traditional Indian dishes, sprinkled with a dash of contemporary flair, paired with a well-appointed wine list. Ignite your taste buds with the Fire Cracker chicken tikka, slathered in a ghost chili marinade and painted with haunted mango kewra ($9), and then repel culinary vampires with an order of garlic naan ($4). Lehja teases tongues with a sampling of the gastronomic masterpieces from the 28 best Indian states, including aam-anardana ka gosht––succulent lamb morsels sautéed with pomegranate seeds, mango, and scallions ($19)––and the classic chicken tikka masala––roasted chicken-breast chunks snorkeling in a sea of creamy tomato sauce ($16). Lehja's meaty menu also includes a septuplet of dishes designed for herbivores and herbivoyeurs, such as the paneer-asparagus lababdaar—a dish accented by bell peppers and a coriander-seed tomato sauce ($16)—and the dal of the day––a regional stewed-lentil delicacy ($12).
Fill up on naan and curry at Malabar Indian Cuisine.
The menu at Malabar Indian Cuisine does not include any low-fat options, so come ready to indulge.
Ready for a drink to unwind? At Malabar Indian Cuisine, you can pair your meal with something from their full bar.
The perfect place to take the kids, dining out at Malabar Indian Cuisine won't cost you a sitter.
Your group can sit comfortably at Malabar Indian Cuisine, a local restaurant.
Dress up for your night on the town so you can feel great while you eat great.
If time is of the essence, Malabar Indian Cuisine's take-out option may be a better fit.
The restaurant also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of Malabar Indian Cuisine to your next party or event.
Don't spend time searching for parking — diners are welcome to use the adjoining lot.
Your tab at Malabar Indian Cuisine will usually run to about $30 per guest.
For some serious spice, grab a table at Farouks House of India for a taste of Indian cooking.
Farouks House of India is our corner of happy and healthy with rich flavors and bold ingredients.
Take your pick of beer, wine, or other beverages offered on Farouks House of India's menu.
Farouks House of India is kid-friendly, so little ones are welcome to tag along.
It's time to gather up the party people. Serve them great food from Farouks House of India.
Or, take your food to go.
The parking options near Farouks House of India are quick and painless.
You won't get sticker shock from your bill at Farouks House of India — prices are usually less than $15.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at Farouks House of India, so come by whenever it fits your schedule.
Inside this elegant eatery, undulating mirror segments reflect glimpses of signature kebab and kahari plates precariously stacked along the waiter's arm. Below small ceiling lights arranged like a constellation, tables are festooned with traditional clay-oven tandoori and masala dishes—but this is a small part of Noorani's ample repertoire, which ranges from Indian and Pakistani fare to a completely separate menu of traditional Chinese dishes.
The staff prepares fresh fish and chicken coated in zesty sichuan, ginger soy, and orange sauces over noodles or tender rice. Guests, meanwhile, can load plates with cuisine from the 15-item daily lunch buffet and question regulars about Noorani Kabab House's live entertainment. The merriment syllabus presents comedy nights, concerts, and some guy who used a single chopstick to eat a bowl of hot-and-sour soup.
Under the trained eyes of the chefs at BanZara Restaurant, tender pieces of lamb absorb the piquant spices in lamb khorma’s coconut gravy, while marinated chicken chunks cook over a charcoal griddle before being dunked into delicious sauce for a tikka dish. The culinary team also pulls from Indo-Chinese recipes, combining eggs with flavored chicken and cooking deep-fried dumplings with traditional Indo-Chinese spices. In addition to dinners, the chefs also craft a lunch buffet of new dishes every day of the week, which diners can sample while ensconced in the eatery’s leather booths or, if they ask very nicely, straight from the chef’s ladle.
Paradise Biryani Pointe serves traditional Hyderabadi Nawabi dishes, an Indian culinary tradition that emphasizes slow cooking, careful and deliberate spice mixtures, and the use of direct fire. The signature dish, the hyderabadi biryani, exemplifies the style: meat and spiced basmati rice are cooked over steaming coals and together form three savory layers of food. The restaurant's kitchen also has a tandoori oven, which helps seal in the flavorful herbs and spices of meats, such as the marinated goat chops. In addition, the restaurant serves a wealth of vegetarian dishes, such as the bagara baingan?eggplant roasted in a clay oven and mixed in with tomato and onion?and masala wings, a crisp chicken appetizer.