The chefs at Tajmahal Indian Restaurant serve up traditional cuisine forged from fresh ingredients and halal meats. Curries come in both mild and spicy varieties, and vegetarian options showcase homemade paneer cheese, lentils, and cauliflower. The kids? menu offers up miniature dosa crepes and chicken nuggets, and the drink list boasts Indian beers, domestic suds, and wines by the glass.
At Niramish, turmeric bursts in sunset hues in curries. Mango and pineapple cut the spice in cool chutneys, and the aromas of ginger and garlic tangle in the air. Those scents drift from clay-oven tandoori dishes, curries, and fried rice. The dishes range from mild to hot and spicy, with mango lassis and buttered naan bread soothing palates still a-tingle from plates of tofu vindaloo cooked south-Indian style.
Bombay Masala specializes in northern and southern Indian cuisine, but also features a tasty selection of Indo-Chinese items. The menu presents an expansive assortment of vegetarian treats, such as vegetable samosas ($3.99), vegetable maakhani ($9.99), and paneer pakora ($5.99). Meaty options include chicken tikka masala ($11.99) and tandoori mixed grill ($14.99), a bountiful booty of tandoori chicken and shrimp, sheekh kebab, malai kebab, and chicken tikka. Pancake-craving customers can try a dosa ($5.99+), a massive Indian-style crepe made from rice flour and lentils, big enough to cover judgmental busts of Tom Selleck. Shrimp chow mein ($13.99) and Szechuan fried rice ($6.99) are examples of the eatery's geography-straddling savories. Soothe spice-battered tongues with a mango lassi ($3.99) or bowl of rose-flavored ice cream that is so fragrant that single bumblebees will line up down the block to court your mouth ($2.99).