Indian Restaurants in Gaithersburg

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Traditional spices and culinary techniques from both the northern and southern regions in India guide chefs as they craft more than 100 dishes. They skewer prawns marinated in an almond cream and sprinkle spices atop roasted eggplant. In the kitchen, a clay oven heartily bakes ginger lamb chops and bread stuffed with dried fruits. The chefs also cook up their own phaal curry dish, described as “excruciatingly hot curry, more pain and sweat than flavor,” on the menu. As a reward for taking on the phaal, they offer a free bottle of beer or fire extinguisher to any diner that finishes it.

523 Quince Orchard Rd
Gaithersburg,
MD
US

Foods from throughout the subcontinent can be found on plates at India Palace Bar & Tandoor. Chefs specialize in dishes from many of India's culinary traditions, from Northern India's charred chicken straight from the tandoor oven to Central India's biryani rice dishes. Using techniques from these varied regions, they cook up a range of dishes that incorporate vegetarian-friendly ingredients, as well as unique meat offerings such as goat and lamb. Chefs cook these meats in sauces that range from the super-spicy masala to the rich and creamy korma. During the lunch hour, they take a spread of their best dishes and create a Pan-Indian buffet. Though dishes change regularly, they always include vegetarian, meat, and dessert options so that guests can indulge in a full meal or pretend they didn't just eat four plates of rice pudding.

19743 Frederick Rd
Germantown,
MD
US

Thanks to OM Fine Indian Cuisine, you don't have to fly halfway around the world to savor authentic Indian dishes. That's because the eatery whips up classic southeast Asian entrees from scratch, customizing spiciness to each diner's heat threshold. After perusing the menu, diners can select from a wealth of options, including lamb biryani simmering in spices and herbs and tandoori chicken roasted in the tandoor oven. They can dig into vegetarian dishes such as the chickpea-infused channa masala or the spinach-and-cheese standby, saag paneer. They can also sate sweet teeth with house-made desserts in the form of the pistachio-and-almond-flavored kulfi, a traditional Indian ice cream.

785 Rockville Pike
Rockville,
MD
US