Vindu Indian Cuisine celebrates distinct culinary traditions from the whole of India with a variety of pan-Indian dinner items. Clay tandoori ovens fire flavor into skewered and marinated lamb, chicken, and prawns, each served with heaping helpings of naan with which to cradle the meaty morsels or to use as edible bibs. Chefs show off a knack for sweet and spicy culinary fusion on the Indo-Chinese menu, whose dishes show off masterful hybrids of Indian recipes made with Asian sauces and cooking methods. Vindu also highlights distinct Indian regions with South Indian specialties that include a roster of vegetarian lentil-flour dosas served with three types of chutney, as well as North Indian specialties.
Ziyaafat's chefs expertly organize the ancient flavors of imperial Mughal cuisine in a menu packed with authentic Indian dishes. In the kitchen, cooks sear chicken to create the murgh mughlai, then cook it with mild spices and top it with creamy gravy and almonds. Spicy dishes such as Afghan mutton karhai, an Afghan delicacy that braises bone-in mutton in a spicy tomato sauce, rest on plates above crimson table settings in Ziyaafat's dining room. The restaurant also caters corporate functions and special events with their mobile services, which proves ideal for family reunions held in a local investment firm's conference room.
Inside Z-Grill’s intimate dining room, an afternoon buffet provides a surfeit of authentic Pakistani dishes for diners to pile onto plates before heading back to round tables or beach-wood-colored booths. Silver chafing tins house grilled chicken and beef, and the aroma of Pakistani spices rises from clusters of mixed vegetables, biryanis, and kebabs. Succulent grilled beef, chicken, and goat meat are enclosed in freshly baked naan in sandwiches served at dinner. The house-specialty sampler platter includes the same meats in kebab form, impressing Issac Weathers of Examiner.com, who wrote that “the spicy chicken meat was a perfect blend of spice and flavor.”
The Northern and Southern Indian dishes that popular Iravat's lengthy menu come from a chef with more than 18 years of experience. Inside the bistro, the chef uses a charcoal clay pot to sear yogurt and spices into marinated lamb or a coconut cream sauce into tender chicken Malai kebabs. There are also a bounty of vegetarian dishes, including such classics as the chickpea-based chana masala and the creamy spinach-and-cheese dish known as palak paneer. A daily lunchtime buffet grants a little taste of everything for diners who are indecisive or possess way too many taste buds.
Fans of kebabs have the tandoor to thank for the taste of India Garden’s meat. The restaurant uses the earthen oven to cook marinated pieces of chicken and lamb, sealing in the flavor as the fat drains off. Along with kebabs, the restaurant features goat curry, seafood, and at least 14 different vegetarian options. A line of buffet trays filled with spiced delicacies is also available for those who wish to sample, indulge, or make it look like they have wads of cash in their pockets.
“Indian food.” Those two words call to mind a handful of ubiquitous dishes but hardly capture the subcontinent’s wealth of regional cuisines. Wild Chutneys Indian Cuisine goes beyond what’s expected to introduce palates to a new world of fragrant spices and colorful curries. The menu reads like Marco Polo’s travelogue, spanning nearly all of India and Pakistan with regional dishes such as goan fish curry, peshawari biryani, and the fluffy naan that once paved the Silk Road. Clay ovens bake dishes of chicken tikka and ginger-infused lamb chops to tender perfection, and stews of black lentils, chickpeas, tomatoes, and okra ensure ample options for vegetarians.