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The scent of herbs and spices begins sneaking out of the doorway at Spicy Touch Indian Grill at 8 a.m. every day. Staff start serving their South Indian food at breakfast time, making dosas?a South Indian?style crepe?stuffed with onions, eggs, or masala. Once the lunch hour begins, they set out a sampling of quick-service Indian dishes such as biryanis, goat curry, and naan for clients to heap onto waiting platters. At dinner, however, chefs pull out all the stops. They cook up aromatic dishes, such as the baby eggplant in a coconut curry sauce, as well as choices of tikka, chettinad, or vindaloo sauce. Throughout the day, staff serve a variety of drinks, from masala tea to mango lassis and almond milk given away by altruistic baby almonds.

601 Marquette Avenue South
Minneapolis,
MN
US

The scent of herbs and spices begins sneaking out of the doorway at Spicy Touch Indian Grill at 8 a.m. every day. Staff start serving their South Indian food at breakfast time, making dosas?a South Indian?style crepe?stuffed with onions, eggs, or masala. Once the lunch hour begins, they set out a sampling of quick-service Indian dishes such as biryanis, goat curry, and naan for clients to heap onto waiting platters. At dinner, however, chefs pull out all the stops. They cook up aromatic dishes, such as the baby eggplant in a coconut curry sauce, as well as choices of tikka, chettinad, or vindaloo sauce. Throughout the day, staff serve a variety of drinks, from masala tea to mango lassis and almond milk given away by altruistic baby almonds.

601 Marquette Avenue South
Minneapolis,
MN
US

Minnesota Monthly reviewed Kabob's and Heavy Table featured the restaurant twice. Eighty-nine percent of Urbanspooners recommend the Downtown location and Yelpers give it a 3.5-star average.

555 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis,
MN
US

Chefs at Copper Pot Indian Grill fire up clay tandoori ovens to bake yogurt-marinated chicken and prawns seasoned with carom seed and red-chili powder. The chefs pick recipes from different parts of India to feature the country’s varied flavors, rotating their selections every four to six months, or whenever they complete a game of Monopoly. They stock a lunch buffet with fresh naan and pudhina paratha and maintain a well-rounded wine list with varietals from California, France, New Zealand, and Argentina.

10 S 5th St
Minneapolis,
MN
US

Seafood and red meat define the core of Malabari food. The cuisine melds multiple culinary traditions represented by the colonial nations that visited the Malabar region in southwest India, but rice dishes and specialty curries local to the region stand out. Each made-to-order dish at Malabari Kitchen celebrates that history, like textbooks you get to eat. Take the njandu curry: its softshell crabs are marinated and cooked with dry-roasted and ground coconut-coriander paste. Creamy rice pudding with cashews and pistachios—a dessert called kheer—might finish off meals. Mambazha lassi, a mango puree blended with milky yogurt, also complements dining experiences at Malabari Kitchen.

414 Cedar Avenue
Minneapolis,
MN
US

Authentic aromas of Nepal, Tibet, and India waft up winsomely from the kitchen of Himalayan Restaurant. Chamena (appetizers) such as pyaazi (deep-fried onions and jalapeños, $4.50) and wo (black-lentil pancakes fried up with ginger and cilantro, $4.50) tease taste buds and unleash appetite avalanches. Himalayan’s machaa-masu tarkari mixes fish or meat into saucy and curried dishes—try the lamb-saag (boneless lamb with spinach, $13.95) or the machaa ko masu (fish-fillet curry, $13.95). Vegetarian and vegan entrees abound, including aaloo cauli (stir-fried potatoes, cauliflower, and peas, $9.95) and ram-toria-aaloo (fried okra with potatoes and Nepalese spices, $9.95). Potable chow-chasers such as Himalayan coffee, served with milk and spices, and the mango lassi ($2.50 each) sate liquid hunger and awaken hibernating yetis.

2401 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis,
MN
US