Chef-owner Nirman Shah spells Kurry Walah's name with a K for Katy, but his menu's curries are classic with a C. Using Halal meat and traditional recipes, Shah crafts chewy breads, spiced stews, and fresh seafood entrees that pull from a variety of regions. North Indian cuisine, Hyderabadi dishes, and Indo-Chinese fusion all make appearances on the vegetarian-friendly menu. Patrons savor these colorful dishes between the light yellow walls of the dining room.
Pavani Express waters fledgling belly gardens with a veggie-centric menu of delectable Indian cuisine. Fill metaphorical breadbaskets with the literal flatbread of chapati korma (two pieces, $4.99) or grow walrus tusks of flame with hot and spicy noodles ($6.99). Garlic fried rice ($5.99) wards off any vegan vampires prowling the restaurant while the cheese and spinach-loaded saag paneer ($7.99) bestows diners with faded anchor tattoos and disproportionately muscled forearms.
Tandoori Garden's chefs superheat a menu of spiced meats within the confines of their signature clay oven, gilding tender treats in thick curry sauces and stewed vegetables. Sliced onions hide inside bhaji fritters ($2.99) to avoid prying eyes and legume-suitors within a fortress of Punjab-style pastry. A sprinkling of Indian spices dusts marinated pieces of chicken sizzling on the reshmi kebab ($11.99), and piping-hot tandoori prawns ($14.99) sibilate with the oven's searing kiss still upon them. Vegetables kick out meat-based figureheads to command attention in the baingan bharta, mashed eggplant blended with onions and tomatoes ($8.99); or the jhaneko dal's wok-fried yellow lentils ($8.99). Nepalese classics such as bone-in goat-meat curry ($10.99) or sautéed cauliflower bhuteko cauli ($8.99) showcase village spice combinations exported to the Americas in the minds of epicurean transplants or from the fists of Eastern chefs with superhuman throwing arms.
Welcome to Abhiruchi Indian Cuisine. Abhiruchi Indian cuisine located on Westheimer and very near to Highway 6 is the finest Indian Restaurants in Houston. Both Veg and Non Veg are served at Abhiruchi. In pleasant ambience you can taste delicious and mouth watering food at Abhiruchi representing true Indian flavors.
Don’t be put off by the small strip mall storefront; Gourmet India on Westheimer and Eldridge Parkway is plenty big inside. As the name suggests, tables are covered in linen and quickly gobble up robust lunchtime crowds, making this easygoing eatery feel busy but never too crowded. Unlike lesser Indian strip mall joints that push out a few paltry steam trays for midday buffet eating, Gourmet India is for serious lunchers. Energy Corridor residents and workers will appreciate the wide range of vegetarian and meat-based buffet items, plus specialties like goat curry that are available off the menu. Prices are a little higher than run-of-the-mill Indian take-out places, but the menu selection is broad and the setting is a definite step up from most strip mall spots.
Sitting inside Bombay Pizza Company, owner Viral Patel watched the Food Network's The Best Thing I Ever Ate, waiting alongside family and friends for a mention of his Slumdog pizza, a fusion of Indian and Italian flavors. After the 30-second spot, the restaurant erupted into a standing ovation.
Patel's journey to that moment first began when he quit his job in restaurant management to travel around India learning how to cook. Hoping to one day open a restaurant of his own, Patel returned to the United States and became interested in pizza, buying his own pizza stone and experimenting with new recipes, which fused Indian flavors with the traditionally Italian pies. He opened Bombay Pizza Company with the help of his mother, Sonali, who also inspired the Sonu's Rita pizza, which combines house-made cilantro-mint chutney with a margarita pizza. Soon after the restaurant opened, it was awarded Houston Press's Best Pizza in 2010. In addition to pizza, the menu features Indian street fare such as the kati roll with tandoori chicken and paneer and traditional Italian dishes such as lasagna and chicken parmagiana.
Today, Bombay Pizza Company has two locations, the original in Houston and a second, larger location in Sugar Land. Both eateries feature saffron-hued walls, the soft glow of Thomas Edison–style filament light bulbs, and photos of Bombay residents performing daily activities including washing clothes, fishing, and playing chess. The Sugar Land location also features an outdoor patio, microbrews on tap, and a private dining area.