The menu at Spice Kitchen welcomes both vegetarian and non-vegetarians with 57 veggie, chicken, lamb, goat, and seafood entrees that incorporate seasonings from curry leaves to almond sauce. Ten types of flatbreads come studded with everything from potato stuffing to cashews and coconut. Entrees include tandoori chicken steeped in spicy yogurt for more than 72 hours. Biryani plates find chefs slingshotting proteins onto long-grain rice infused with herbs. A handful of Indo-Chinese options introduce fried rice and Manchurian-style sauces. The lunch crowd can sift through the daily all-you-can-eat buffet, or build a custom lunch box, which contains a portion of two entrees, rice, and a half-order of naan.
Goat meat sizzling in pickle sauce. Vindaloo sauce lending zest to cottage cheese and potatoes. Low-fat salmon marinating in spices before it's grilled in a tandoor oven. At Aangan Classic Indian & Nepalese Cuisine, these traditional Indian flavors share a menu that also draws on Nepalese cooking styles. Coriander and ginger season momo, a Nepalese steamed chicken dumpling, while Nepalese spices enrich tender cuts of lamb. Though Aangan's menu is just shy of 125 dishes, that number doesn't account for the drink and dessert options. Mango milk shakes and South Indian coffee complement feasts, which can end on sweet notes with deep-fried milk puffs served in rosewater syrup.
At Aman's Indian Cuisine, traditional spices, herbs, and vegetables transport tongues to the other side of the globe with Indian classic vegetarian and omnivorous menus. Saag paneer's glaciers of house-made cheese bob through creamed-spinach waters rippling with mild spices ($10.95), and ginger and garlic greet taste buds making contact with tadka dal's yellow lentils ($9.95). After it's puréed, baingan bharta's grilled eggplant mixes with a spice-adorned combination of tomatoes, onions, and peas ($10.95) as skillfully as two mischievous children in one white suit mix in with a crowd of departing astronauts.
Flavours of India is all about choices. Not only does the restaurant offer a daily lunch buffet and a huge menu, it also introduces diners to reinvented Indian dishes served alongside ages-old classics. Tandoori oven-cooked entrees, South Indian specialties such as rice crepes stuffed with potatoes, and creamy curry dishes with chicken, lamb, shrimp, or vegetables satisfy taste buds with flavor-bursting offerings. Diners can end their meals on a sweet note with a traditional mango lassi drink or desserts such as Indian-style pistachio ice cream and carrots cooked in milk.
The chefs at Desi Village Indian assert dominance over hunger by mixing powerful spices into creamy curries and colorful veggie stews. They pair housemade cheese with spinach to create palak paneer, a filling and nutritious dish that both vegetarians and meat eaters can dip into with garlic naan or roti bread. Similarly, yellow lentils serve as the main protein in dal chana’s mix of tomatoes, ginger, cumin, onions, and fresh garlic. Meatier meals include tandoori shrimp, marinated in yogurt and spices, and chicken kebabs. The dining room is just as colorful as the food-prep station, with marigold and cream fabrics sweeping across the ceiling and green chairs tucking up to tables.