Garbed in crisp white jackets, chefs in the Apna Punjab dart among pans of simmering curries and pots of bubbling biryani rice as nimbly as dancers, their faces aglow in the open flames. They fold fresh meats and seafood into a sweeping array of authentic North and South Indian dishes, from tender butter chicken to flavorful goat curry. In a fiery clay oven, the chefs bake lamb kebabs, tandoori shrimp, and naan breads stuffed with minced lamb and fresh green chilies. One of the most popular dishes—chicken tikka masala—was lauded by reporters from India New England as "distinct and rich."
To enjoy those dishes, customers perch on cushy green booths, clinking mugs of imported Indian beers. Others linger over last bites of sweet rice pudding, watching the sun set through lofty yellow-curtained windows. During lunch, 15 freshly made specialties pour forth steam at a lunch buffet, ideal for diners who need to rush back to work or hurry home to see if their long-lost childhood parakeet has at last returned.
India Restaurant's chefs modify iconic South Asian staples to eliminate excess fat, cholesterol, and calories while still ensuring that the dishes are delicious enough to win various accolades. The chefs craft each authentic dish with locally sourced seafood and produce, and they avoid frying any dish, eschew butter entirely, and only cook with canola oil. Yet their nacho-like papri chaat appetizer has been called "truly addictive" by the Providence Phoenix, which also called the restaurant’s biryani “a veritable feast for the senses.” To make their cuisine even more inclusive, the chefs prepare an array of vegan-friendly and gluten-free dishes.
The decor strives to be similarly accommodating, presenting diners with numerous seating options, each with a distinctive ambience. A projection screen playing subtitled Bollywood films dominates the main dining area, smaller tables surround each of the three roaring fireplaces, and more than 200 flickering candles line the bar area. During the warmer months, the garden courtyard tempts patrons with its swings for seats, lush gardens, and bubbling water fountains. The sidewalk seating allows guests to dine alongside their dogs and pet lobsters; a doggie menu offers hamburger-and-rice dishes and yogurt pops for canine companions.
Traditional belly dancers drift throughout the space on Friday and Saturday evenings, and the restaurant's global jazz ensemble entertains diners with its contemporary melodic stylings.
Spicy hot ratings heat up the food at Kabob and Curry, so those with a passion for Indian fare should head on over for a tasty meal.
Kabob and Curry specializes in both gluten-free and vegan dining.
Pick your poison and toast your evening — drinks are also served here.
Parents appreciate this restaurant's kid-friendly attitude, and little ones are often seen dining out with the adults.
Get to the restaurant early to have your pick of tables — with its no-reservation policy, the place can fill up at busy times.
Keep it casual at Kabob and Curry, and save that little black dress for a different occasion.
With delivery and take-out options, you can enjoy this restaurant's cooking from the comfort of your own living room.
If you're hoping to make a smashing impression at your next soiree, you can also have Kabob and Curry cater for you.
Brush up on your parallel parking skills — the restaurant's Thayer St location offers nearby street parking.
Bike parking is quick and easy at Kabob and Curry.
If you're more of an evening diner, you're in luck. Though all three meals are served, the restaurant's dinner menu will blow you away.
Indian cuisine doesn't get much better than this. Come to Kabob and Curry and taste the star-studded fare for yourself.
The Indian food at Kabob and Curry is filled with many flavors. Stop by today and try some of the tasty dishes.
Not Just Snacks is creating unique Indian dishes with bold flavors that are getting recognized as top-of-the-line.
You won't need to get a sitter before heading to this restaurant — kids are more than welcome at this family-friendly establishment.
The patio seating at Not Just Snacks is perfect for those warm summer days.
Can't find your khakis? No problem! Throw on a pair of your most comfortable jeans and you'll blend right in at Not Just Snacks.
For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your meal or snack to go.
Not Just Snacks is located near endless parking possibilities, allowing drivers to park with ease.
Not Just Snacks offers various parking options, including bike parking.
Indian cuisine doesn't get much better than this. Come to Not Just Snacks and taste the star-studded fare for yourself.
So stop by Not Just Snacks today and treat yourself to a dish that features the many flavors of India.
Grab a seat and dig in! Beyond India in Providence offers tasty eats everyone will enjoy.
The menu at Beyond India features healthy and vegan dishes filled with flavor.
Beyond India will also bring their delicious food to your house for any occasion.
Don't fret! Parking options are readily available near Beyond India.
Meals at Beyond India are affordable, with the average tab amounting to about $30 per person.
The chefs at Bombay Club have been serving up Northern Indian favorites—including chicken tikka masala, shrimp mirch masala, and anything out of the tandoor oven—for more than a decade. Diners can complement the entrees with naan, housemade pakora, mango ice cream, and Indian beers and cocktails from the bar menu.