Indian Restaurants in Tennessee

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Bombay Chaat Corner stands as a culinary crossroads that connects the myriad roads of India. Here, chefs prepare dishes called chaat that are typically found at street-side stands and eaten as snacks. The menu is an amalgam of chaat from different regions, often garnished with an array of chutneys. Some items may be familiar to westerners, such as the ubiquitous samosa, stuffed with spiced potatoes and veggies. Then again, there's also the samosa chat, which is served in pieces, and the ragda samosa, which is accompanied by a hearty lentil soup. Sample the rice cakes in the idli sambhar's fiery stew for a taste of Southern India, or try a Mumbai staple, sev puri—crispy wafers topped with diced potatoes, onions, and crunchy noodles. If inspired to create their own chaat at home, guests can browse the shelves of the surrounding Indian supermarket for spices, produce, and guidebooks on how to hatch chickpeas.

3810 Hacks Cross Road
Memphis,
TN
US

The Marble Slab Creamery sensory experience begins by just walking past the storefront, where the buttery scent of fresh-baked waffle cones drifts out into the air. Gourmet ice creams are freshly crafted on site from Marble Slab’s original recipe, enticing customers’ eyes with a rainbow of colours. Once clients have made a flavour selection, they choose from a smorgasbord of mix-ins, from fresh fruit to nuts to candy and crumbled cookies, which an ice cream chef then hand-folds in atop a frosty marble slab before packing the finished custom-designed flavour masterpiece into a house-made waffle cone.

In addition to procuring handheld treats, Marble Slab Creamery can send creations home in a variety of other formats, such as ice cream cakes, cupcakes, and hand-packed half-litres, or in the capable hands of a catering team for sprucing up special events such as corporate get-togethers or school functions with portable marble slabs or sundae bars in tow.

8020 Highway 100
Nashville,
TN
US

India is the second-most populous country in the world. With so many minds to think creatively about food, it's no surprise that the subcontinent is home to hundreds of diverse culinary traditions. The chefs at Woodlands Indian Restaurant have the unlucky task of distilling all of those traditions into a coherent menu. They do an admirable job, highlighting the best and most flavorful dishes from both Northern and Southern India. And what might these dishes be? Well, for starters, there are samosas filled with lamb and beef, spicy vegetarian curries, and even vegan crepes served with coconut chutney. Complete your meal by ordering the rose-milk ice cream or shouting "Food all gone!" to the first person who walks by.

8520 Kingston Pike
Knoxville,
TN
US

Lamb cubes, jumbo prawns, and cottage cheese simmer in the traditional tandoor oven at Taste of India, which concocts eight specialty dishes via its clay cooker. Hunks of tandoori breads soak up the spice-soaked sauces of curries, masalas, and vindaloos chock full of traditional Indian meats such as goat, chicken, and shrimp. Elements of Eastern flavors combine in an octet of Indo-Chinese dishes such as a chicken lollipop—a fried and sautéed drumstick slathered in Indian-Chinese-style spices—that vets hand out to fox cubs after routine checkups. Your choice of meats, seafood, and veggies can adorn two styles of biryani, and sweet teeth can conclude meals by savoring four authentic desserts.

101 International Drive
Franklin,
TN
US

Royal Kabob Indian Cuisine celebrates the culinary traditions of its namesake country with lamb and chicken dishes that share menu space with eight vegetarian entrees. Cooks prepare chicken and shrimp in a traditional clay oven alongside five varieties of naan, including garlic and masala.

1301 Plaza Dr
Smyrna,
TN
US

As one of the world's most populous countries, India is home to nearly as many culinary traditions as it is people. Fortunately, the chef behind Zyka Indian Cuisine knows his way around a map. In the kitchen of this brand-new restaurant, he conjures flavors from around the subcontinent, from the clay-fired tandoori dishes of the north to the spicy vindaloos of the nation's western coast. After working at Indian restaurants across the United States, he's also developed a fondness for dishes such as the chicken tikka masala, which pairs the fire-kissed tastes of the tandoor with a creamy tomato sauce.

3706 Hillsboro Road
Brentwood,
TN
US