Berkeley Indian Food, California

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The Indian cuisine is as diverse as its culture, languages, regions and its climate. Every major region of India brings its own unique dishes and subtle variations to popular dishes. Aromatic spices are the essence of Indian cuisine. Extensive listings of authentic indian food restaurants and cuisine serving the Indian community.

Vik's Chaat     » Directions & Maps

2390 4th St Berkeley California CA   Phone: 510 644 4432
Vegetarian, Gluten-free and Vegan
Dahi Batata Puri - Dosa - Aloo Tiki - Chole Bhature - Prawn Curry - Sev Puri - Koliwada Fish

Ajanta Restaurant     » Directions & Maps

1888 Solano Ave Berkeley California CA   Phone: 510 526 4373
tandoori scallops - spicy chicken chaat - lamb korma - duck kerala - chicken tikka masala - saag paneer - palak kofta - Murg Mumtaz Mahal - tandoori portobello mushrooms - mango lassi

Biryani House     » Directions & Maps

2011 Shattuck Ave Berkeley California CA   Phone: 510 649 9389
B House is very close to the Berkeley Campus
chicken tikka masala - lamb tikka masala - veggie korma - saag daal - lamb vindaloo - goat karahi - bhaingan bharta

Udupi Palace - Berkeley     » Directions & Maps

1901 University Ave Berkeley California CA   Phone: 510 843 6600
vegetarian Indian place in berkeley - south indian food - huge paper dosa - onion masala dosa - onion chili utthapam - masala dosa

Urbann Turbann     » Directions & Maps

1870 Euclid Ave Berkeley California CA   Phone: 510 704 0109
Indian Chipotle - Americanized Indian Food - Desi burrito
Naan Wrap - Butter Chicken Wrap - Tandoori Chicken Wrap - Pork Vindaloo Rice Bowl

Flavors of India     » Directions & Maps

3211 College Ave Berkeley California CA   Phone: 510 658 3461
chicken tikka masala - shahi paneer - vegetarian options - lamb saag - shrimp chingri malai curry - chicken tandoori wrap - mango lassi

Indian Flavors Express     » Directions & Maps

2548 Bancroft Way Berkeley California CA   Phone: 510 647 5222
chicken tikka masala - lamb biryani - aloo gobi - tandoori chicken

Chaat Cafe     » Directions & Maps

1902 University Ave Berkeley California CA   Phone: 510 845 1431
butter chicken - chicken tikka masala - fish sandwiches - seekh kabob wrap

Mount Everest Restaurant     » Directions & Maps

2598 Telegraph Ave Berkeley California CA   Phone: 510 843 3951
India food Restaurant in UC Campus Area
chicken tikka masala - few nepalese dishes - matter paneer - mango lassi - chicken tandoori - palak paneer

House of Curries - College Ave     » Directions & Maps

2984 College Ave Berkeley California CA   Phone: 510 841 1688
Free WiFi - chicken tikka masala - lamb vindaloo - baingan bharta - malai kofta

House of Curries - Durant Ave     » Directions & Maps

2520 Durant Ave Berkeley California CA   Phone: 510 848 5800
Decent Indian food at a good price
Saag Dal - Fish Tandoori - Chicken Tikka Masala - Paneer Tikka Masala - Karahi Chicken

Kabana Restaurant     » Directions & Maps

1025 University Ave Berkeley California CA   Phone: 510 845 3355
karahi chicken - goat curry - chicken tikka masala - aloo ghobi

Indian food for beginners! what to order?

One thing you have to remember about Indian food is that it is not a generic cuisine. It is intensely regional (north indian, south indian, bengali, kerala, goan) and what you should order should correspond with the regionality of the restaurant you are at! If you are a first timer, go easy on spice - mild.


Assorted appetizer sampler is fail proof
tandoori chicken (bbq), paneer pakoras (veg), kababs, seek kabobs, veggie samosas, tiger prawns

Non Vegetarian Indian Food

chicken tikka masala, butter chicken (makhani chicken), tandoori dishes, Mutton Rogan Josh, chicken biryani, goan vindaloo

Vegetarian India Food / Vegan Food

saag paneer, malai kofta, palak paneer, gobi manchurian, chickpeas, baingan bharta, matar paneer, aloo matar

Chaat Places (Indian Street Food)

vada pav, pani puri, bhel puri, dahi puri, dosa, idli, dahi vadas, uttapams, mysore masala dosa

Vegan Food

Naan bread in indianrestaurants is likely be made with yogurt
onion or cauliflower or okra bhajis, vegetable samosas and vegetable pakoras are all vegan. vegetable curry, veggie vindaloo, chana masala/chole, sambar, vegetable biryani are other options

Gluten Free Options

Tandoori chicken, fish, and shrimp are almost always gluten-free, Indian spices are gluten free, with the exception of something called "hing", Always ask for Gluten Free Menu to be on the safe side.

The cuisine of India is characterized by the use of various spices, herbs and other vegetables grown in India and also for the widespread practice of vegetarianism across many sections of its society. Each family of Indian cuisine is characterized by a wide assortment of dishes and cooking techniques. As a consequence, it varies from region to region, reflecting the varied demographics of the ethnically diverse Indian subcontinent.

Vegetables are an integral part of indian food and consume them in a number of ways. For pure vegetarians India is a heaven. India can boast for its innumerable varieties of tasty and nutritious vegetarian dishes. Indians like their vegetable curries real hot 'n' spicy and so add a number of spices to make them really exotic. These are also prepared using different methods of cooking like baking, boiling, frying etc. We offer a number of tempting Indian vegetarain recipes of dishes like Navratan Korma, Shahi Paneer etc. to the connoisseurs of taste.

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