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The tandoori clay oven is the centerpiece of Guru India Restaurant’s kitchen. Its intense heat seals in the flavors of chicken marinated in yogurt, spices, and herbs. The oven is also responsible for a medley of traditional Indian breads stuffed with onion, garlic, potatoes, and even cheese made in-house. Nearly 20 vegetarian dishes round out the menu; try the saag chole, a mixture of chickpeas and spinach simmered in a tomato and cream sauce.
At Aesop's Tables, cooks prepare a menu of specialties that amalgamate the culinary traditions of Greece, Morocco, Spain, and Portugal. Seasoned, roasted lamb shank share menu space with shrimp that has marinated in a blend of spices and herbs for 24 hours. Plentiful vegetarian offerings include pitas topped with squash, peppers, and tzatziki.
Traditional North Indian cuisine is plentiful at AAB India Restaurant, a low-slung family-owned business on the south side of Indianapolis near I-65 at the County Line Road exit. A daily lunchtime buffet and a special Friday night spread features a variety of curry, tandoori and tikka dishes inside the traditional banquet-style room. If you’d prefer to order from the standalone menu, consider the samosa chaat. Garnished with spiced garbanzo beans, potatoes and chutney, the dish is a popular appetizer, while main-course options include lamb biryanis and chicken makhni. AAB India also offers more than fifteen vegetarian dishes, including a housemade palak alloo, which features potatoes cooked in spinach and flavorful spices. Authentic Indian beverages and desserts are a unique offering at AAB, where guests can sip on Indian tea, mango juice or even a lassi, the traditional yogurt drink.
At Jet's Pizza, the pies pile gooey cheeses, sauces, and delicious toppings atop thin, hand-tossed, and rectangular deep-dish crusts. Customers will also find the ability to "flavorize" their crusts, adding ingredients such as parmesan, garlic, and sesame seeds to them. And glancing at the menu, they'll also find hot sandwiches, wings, and salads, in addition to specialty pies coated in toppings such as pepperoni, veggies, and feta cheese.