|Campus Biryani and Gyros|
1437 Regent St.
|Low-key cafe offering some of the best bargain dining around. Order any of the biryani dishes -- fluffy rice with choice of mutton, chicken or mixed vegetables -- and you'll fill up for next to nothing. May be a tight squeeze for wheelchairs.|
|Curry In The Box|
3050 Cahill Main
|Indian and Thai curries in a fast casual setting in a strip mall in Fitchburg. Also Asian-influenced salads and noodle dishes for the curry-averse.|
|Dhaba Indian Bistro|
8333 Greenway Blvd.
|"Dhaba," the Indian term for what we might call a truck-stop diner, makes its own modifications to the typical Indian-American menu and is a sight more dressed-up than a truck stop. Vindaloo and masala, tandoori and biryani - yes, your favorites are all here. However, venture to these dishes: Lobster korma, lamb biryani, karhi pakora, and for dessert, kheer.|
|Haveli Indian Restaurant|
5957 McKee Rd.
|New Indian restaurant at the site of the former Fitch's (et. al.) Full menu; lunch buffet $8.95. Dinner standouts include Goan fish curry, goat curry and a tandoori mixed grill with succulent bits of chicken, lamb sausage, shrimp and fish properly spiced and partially blackened.|
6713 Odana Rd.
|Excellent, full range of Indian dishes. Don't miss the stuffed breads, the tandoori, chicken tikka masala, and other curries. Or try it all at the all-you-can-eat lunch buffet.|
1707 Thierer Rd.
|North and South Indian dishes.|
|Maharani - Downtown|
380 W. Washington Ave.
|Among the Indian standards, look too for a large selection of south Indian dosas and uttapams. Great beef masala, veggie mango. Lunch buffet.|
|Minerva Indian Cuisine|
515 Junction Rd.
|Minerva's specialty is the food of Hyderabad, a mix of influences from the Persians, Turks, Mughals and British. It's full of spices and pickles, rice and meats. There are also Tamil dishes as well as a few from Malabar and Pakistan. A lunchtime buffet offers a number of usual suspects like chicken tikka masala, spinach paneer and tandoori chicken. But significantly, there are many less typical dishes: samosa chat, chana masala, malai kofta, chicken biryani, mirchi, okra fry. For dinner, lamb mango and Gobi 65 are well executed.|
449 State St.
|State Street option for Indian food, with a few Nepali entrees. Try the beef or lamb curries, or some of the vegetable entrees like bhindi masala. Momo, the steamed Tibetan dumplings, come in vegetarian (potato-cabbage) or chicken, are a good start to a meal. Lunchtime buffet is all-you-can-eat and runs 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. An elevator is available for access to the second story.|
6007 Monona Dr.
|Swad has a 150+-item menu with a larger than average seafood and tandoori section; also on the menu, goat curries. Large 19-item vegetarian menu. Also a southern Indian menu section (dosa, uthappam, vada). The lunch buffet is a good deal, with standout soups and vegetarian curries. Notable is the saag paneer, freshly made vegetable pakora and the peshawari nan, bread stuffed with cashews, raisins, almonds, coconut and fennel seed.|
707 N. High Point Rd.
|Northern and Southern Indian cooking, with a buffet at lunch and full dinner menu.|
|Taj Indian Restaurant|
1256 S. Park St.
|Excellent food featuring the cuisines of North and South India. Lunch buffet.|
|Taste of India|
2623 Monroe St.
|Indian cuisine returns to Monroe Street after a long absence. Lunch buffet and full menu. In addition to the standard breads, there's a keema nan (stuffed with lamb), peshawari nan (stuffed with raisins, nuts and coconut) and sundried tomato and cilantro nan; special tasting dinners for two; lamb achari; lobster tandoori and korma and masala and a large number of vegetarian dishes.|