Fashioned after Jaipur, a gem of Rajasthan, Jaipur Royal Indian Cuisine excites the senses with aromatic spice mixes prepared separately each day for each dish. Among an interior of authentic figurines in elaborate dress and strung beads baring images of vibrantly colored birds, they serve a menu of traditional dishes rooted in North Indian cuisines. That includes rich grilled lamb, chicken, and seafood, as well as complex curries and plenty of fresh vegetarian dishes. They welcome guests to pair such variety of tastes with flavorful beverages such as aam ki lassi, a whipped mango and yogurt drink.
Udipi Cafe's traditional Indian ingredients and recipes form the basis of its expansive menu of flavorful vegetarian delights. Serenade taste sensors with appetizers such as a delectable potato-cauliflower duet of aloo gobi ($8.50) or the broad tasting board of the assorted sampler platter ($7.95). Dry and spicy chickpeas swim in a pond of piquant curry sauce in the chana masala curry ($8.50), which pairs pleasantly with a side of paratha bread ($1.95). Indo-Chinese specialties transport diners to the northern climes of the subcontinent with flavor combinations such as vegetable hakka noodles ($7.95), and dinner specials fill traditional platters with offerings such as the royal madras special thali and royal south indian thali ($13.50 each).
Chefs at Sri Krishna Vilas celebrate the culinary traditions of Northern and Southern India with a vast menu of piquant curries, tandoor-cooked meats, and spiced dosas. In addition to classic dishes, such as chicken tikka masala and aloo palak, chefs prepare more obscure delicacies; they showcase goat in more than a dozen different recipes and fry up lentil donuts to serve as savory appetizers or delicious pool floaties. A selection of indian beers or frothy fruit lassis refreshes well-spiced palates.
Abhiruchi Indian Cuisine’s chefs unite India’s diverse regional cuisines on a single menu—a task nearly as difficult as eating a bowl of chicken curry without a glass of water at the ready. Their menu doubles as a culinary map of South Asia, focusing on Southern Indian delicacies but also encompassing a variety of Indo-Chinese fusion dishes. As if to demonstrate the scope of their knowledge, the chefs fill their lunch buffet with up to 20 unique dishes every day.
The chefs at Paradise Biryani Pointe draw inspiration from traditional Indian, Persian, and Middle Eastern cuisine as they prepare kebabs, curries, and rice dishes. The restaurant’s signature rice dish—biryani—is akin to paella and comes festooned with everything from mutton and chicken to eggs and veggies. Thali platters arrive heaped with mini portions of several dishes, allowing diners to sample a spectrum of flavors in one sitting. Regional spices can be tasted in the Hyderbadi goat curry and the Goan shrimp curry, all of which may be washed down with creamy lassi or Indian beer.
Under the guidance of the Sarma brothers, who own and operate Haveli Indian Cuisine, the chefs take care to turn out traditionally crafted Indian dishes that showcase tender lamb and chicken baked in clay ovens. Each geographic region of India has its own variation on common recipes, and Haveli's menu mirrors this broad culinary scope. Plates of vegetarian saag paneer spice up spinach cooked with cubes of cheese, and fiery vindaloo entrees send bites of shrimp or chicken blazing across taste buds. Platters of rich curries and sides, such as freshly baked roti or samosas, keep the lunch buffet packed for people on a break from work or spelunkers searching for something that's truly bottomless.