When a new spot opens in town, we can't wait to check it out -- and let you know our initial impressions, share a few photos, and dish about some menu items. First Taste, as the name implies, is not a full-blown review, but instead a peek inside restaurants that have just opened, sampling a few item ... More >>
New India Bazaar & Cuisine didn't always have a secret restaurant. For four years, it was strictly an Indian grocery in a strip mall on Seventh Street in Central Phoenix. It wasn't until January 2012 that its Punjabi-minded eatery opened, ever so quietly, for business. And for those in the know, th ... More >>
While a jumbo tub of hot buttered popcorn is one of our most frequently indulged guilty pleasures, we think a good movie deserves a little better company than junk food. Try out our movie and meal pairings for yourself or feel free to suggest one of your own favorites in the comments. The Movie: Li ... More >>
Looking for a primo parantha? How about a terrific tawa aloo? If you're in Tempe you can get them both, as well as several other types of Indian street food, at the Dhaba Cafe, the new fast-casual eatery from The Dhaba, the Indian restaurant specializing in the foods of the Punjab region of Norther ... More >>
Trying to follow spices in an Indian kitchen can get complicated real fast, and it gets even more difficult when breaking apart the vast regional differences. We're breaking it down at The Dhaba with Punjabi flavors from North India.
Tired of the same old tired orange chicken and California rolls? Want to venture beyond the standard suburban-stale take-out? Here comes Chop PHX, with the Valley's rarer Asian offerings. This Week: Masala Dosa from Woodlands Vegetarian South Indian Kitchen The Basics:Imagine an unsweetened ... More >>
Buffets can be hit or miss, and we've had far too many bland entrees overcooked under a heat lamp to claim the title of buffet buff. But one of our favorite lunch time destinations just happens to be a buffet that's finger lickin' good and easy on the wallet. Delhi Palace Cuisine of India off ... More >>
It's tough to find a restaurant that's 100% vegetarian, but when in doubt, look for a place that serves authentic Indian food. Why? India has the highest population of vegetarians worldwide. For a spicy vegetarian fix, look no further than Woodlands Vegetarian South Indian Kitchen in Chandler, AZ.
Ando Muneno Tired of the same old tired orange chicken and California rolls? Want to venture beyond the standard suburban-stale take-out? Here comes Chop PHX, with the Valley's rarer Asian offerings. This Week: Murg Makhani from India Oven (1315 S. Gilbert Rd., Mesa) The Basics: Mur ... More >>
Christen BejarThe Arizona Asian Festival is in Mesa this weekend at the Mekong Plaza and on our visit yesterday we found all sorts of things to do -- but if you are planning to eat, we advise you stick to the restaurant fare and avoid the festival offerings. There are really just three ... More >>
The luscious lunch buffet at Zam Zam World Foods' in-house cafe is no more -- although it might eventually make a comeback, says a kitchen employee.In the meantime, there's still plenty of tasty Pakistani and Indian food that won't break the bank. Walk past aisles of rice, oil, canned vegetables, ... More >>
We named Guru Palace's Chicken Tikka Masala one of our "100 Favorite Dishes," and today, Rana Singh Sodhi and Surinder Singh (no relation) share the mouthwatering Indian recipe.
Rana Singh Sodhi and Surinder Singh (no relation) joined forces to transform a strip mall restaurant space into an Indian oasis: The Guru Palace, complete with floor seating and wall murals of the Taj Mahal.
What's the cuisine guaranteed to get our salivary glands working over time? Indian food. Just check out what this week's Cafe column has to say about Guru Palace and you'll see what we mean. Food Critic Michele Laudig on Guru Palace: Chewy, blistered rounds of naan bread were tasty naked o ... More >>
How did they know I was craving Indian food? Somebody read my mind and gave me a call about a new place that opened several weeks ago in Mesa, called India Oven. Punjabi cuisine is the focus, and the extensive menu has a lot of tempting dishes -- a dozen different lamb entrees, goat cooke ... More >>
There's no absolute definition for curry, but suffice it to say it's Pan-Asian/Indian comfort food. Roughly translated as "gravy" or "sauce," traditional curry dishes from Thailand to India have found their way into the hearts and tummies of Americans. We do love comfort food, after all. What better ... More >>
Spice packets range from various meat curries to tasty vegetable dishes. Indian food is always fun to eat. Making it, on the other hand . . . well, let's just say it's not for the inexperienced cook. For us, the hardest has always been the spices. For any one Indian dish, you need a whole ars ... More >>
If you're in the habit of getting your Indian food fix at Tandoori Times' Old Town Scottsdale location (there's also one in Glendale), you'll have to get used to driving a little further north. The restaurant is currently in the midst of vacating its 5th Avenue digs and heading up to a new spac ... More >>
The pleasures of no flesh
Feast of clay
Feeling a little Cornish? Here's your spot
Downtown Curry and Grill/Best Western Hotel
A Taj Mahal of tasty Indian treats is hidden in the Best Western on Central
Indian Delhi Palace
The west side has a topnotch Indian restaurant once again
Tikka moment to check out this tandoori
Taste of India
1609 East Bell
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