As a restaurateur with existing eateries in St. Paul to Minnetonka, Bombay Palace owner and chef Pal Cheema wasted no time putting his personal stamp on what was once a modest Himalayan restaurant in Fridley. Pal adds a health-conscious angle to Bombay Palace's menu of northern and southern Indian fare, constructing dishes with no MSG and a lighter use of oils and butter. And though his chefs create a multitude of vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options, from vegetable rice biryani to cheesy grilled paneer, they don't neglect their meats. Tender kebabs of yogurt-marinated chicken, lamb, and fish swelter in the heat of a clay-oven tandoor, and a fully stocked lunch buffet offers a weightlifter's shopping list of proteins from goat and lamb to fresh seafood.
After finishing their meal in one of the burgundy booths, diners can peruse the walls' framed artworks, each of which bears a placard with the name of the picture or instructions on where to locate Waldo.
Wash down curry with some cold lassi at Jalsa Indian Fast Food — this Indian eatery is a must-try. If you're avoiding fat or gluten, you can still eat well at Jalsa Indian Fast Food, which offers a number of low-fat and gluten-free choices. Wifi access is totally free at Jalsa Indian Fast Food, perfect for catching up on the news, hopping on social media, or even working.
A catering menu is also available if you're looking to dazzle the visitors at your next shindig. Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy Jalsa Indian Fast Food's cooking from the comfort of their own home.
Save your pennies for a rainy day — with prices generally under $15, you'll have plenty left over even after dining at Jalsa Indian Fast Food.
Meet meatless merrymaking with today's Groupon: $35 worth of vegetarian and vegan Indian cuisine for $15 at Nalapak Indian Restaurant in Columbia Heights. Nalapak used to be Udupi, the consistently delicious chutney and curry favorite. It reopened in 2006 under new management, and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine says Nalapak's authentic Indian fare is on par with Udupi's, that is, "as good as these traditional [foods] get."
In stark contrast to Mount Everest's chilly altitudes, Everest on Grand serves warm curries and vegetarian-friendly Nepali dishes accessible without the need for a knowledgeable Sherpa guide. Tandoor-cooked goat and lamb curries complement plentiful vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free offerings made with locally available produce and spices from India and Nepal. The eatery also serves grass-fed Tibetan yak raised in Cold Spring, Minnesota, a convergence of exotic and local not seen since the Mall of America was converted into a pyramid.
Turn to India House for your next supper, and enjoy authentic Indian food. There are no low-fat options here, though, so save a few extra calories for your next visit. Have a few picky young eaters in the family? Not a problem at India House, where the food and ambience are perfect for family dining.
You can also grab your grub to go. For the tastes of India House from the comfort of your next party, the restaurant also offers catering services.
Street parking is readily available near India House's Grand Ave location.
Prices are reasonable, with a typical meal running under $30.
Traditional Indian cuisine can be found at Namaste Cafe. Healthy fare, including some vegan options, is also featured on Namaste Cafe's menu. You'll find a wonderful selection of drinks from Namaste Cafe's full bar to top off your meal. Save money on a sitter — kids are welcome to join the table at Namaste Cafe. The private room at Namaste Cafe is an excellent option when you're heading out with a big group for a night of celebration. Bring your laptop here and tap into the complimentary wifi. Bask in the sun (or moon!) light when you dine on Namaste Cafe's outdoor patio. Canine companions are invited to tag along to Namaste Cafe as well.
Drift away from stuffy dress-code conventions and dine in comfort at Namaste Cafe. If you need to get somewhere fast, the restaurant also serves up grub to go.
The restaurant is next to a parking lot, but drivers can also settle for street parking.
Prices are affordable, with a typical meal running under $30. You can stop by at practically any time, since Namaste Cafe serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.