Indianapolis is a city filled with unique eateries; that being said India Garden Restaurant is one of the most distinctive restaurants in Indianapolis. Located in Broad Ripple, just a few miles from downtown Indy, it’s a favorite to many locals who are bored with burgers and subs. Offering authentic succulent Indian fare, it’s topped the list of restaurant ratings in Indianapolis Monthly for five consecutive years.
If you’re never had Indian food, prepare yourself for a genuine cultural experience. Start off your meal by ordering a traditional Indian appetizer, vegetable samosa. These turnovers are deep-fried and stuffed with a blend of potatoes and peas and have a bit of a spicy finish. The paneer pakora-fried homemade cheese rounds dipped in chick pea batter-is another popular choice. If you’re looking for something a little healthier to start out your meal, try the lentil soup, a customary Indian favorite.
The “breads” section of the India Garden Restaurant menu might confuse you at first, given its length and detailed descriptions of each choice. But in India, a good bread is the backbone of the meal-you use it to scoop up bites of your entree. Naan is the most traditional of the selections; a white flour bread baked in a clay oven. It’s a safe selection for newcomers to all things East Indian.
Save some room at the end for a traditional Indian dessert, it will complete your cultural experience in Indianapolis! Gulab jamun-milk balls dipped in a rich honey syrup-may sound strange, but are a favorite in Indiana. And the Kulfi-ice cream made with milk and nuts is another must-try!
India Garden Restaurant
830 Broad Ripple Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46220
Hours of Operation: 11:00am-2:30pm and 5:00pm-10:00pm Sat-Sun
To see a full menu or to learn about India Garden’s private parties visit their website.
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