Amherst Indian Food, Massachusetts

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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.



Paradise of India     » Directions & Maps

87 Main St Amherst Massachusetts MA   Phone: 413 256 1067
good food, but very pricy, lamb biryani, chicken shahi korma

India House     » Directions & Maps

45 State St Northampton Massachusetts MA   Phone: 413 586 6344
vegan and vegetarian options, gluten free, lemon chicken wings, samosa chaat, balchao chicken

India Palace     » Directions & Maps

28 Main St Northampton Massachusetts MA   Phone: 413 584 4892
lamb vindaloo chicken tikka masala, mango lassi

Bombay Royale     » Directions & Maps

1 Roundhouse Plaza #4 Northampton Massachusetts MA   Phone: 413 341 3537
lunch buffet, vegan options, chicken tikka masala, veg biryani, mango lassi

Priya Indian Cuisine     » Directions & Maps

460 Memorial Dr Chicopee Massachusetts MA   Phone: 413 594 5555
lunch buffet, vegan options, chettinad curry, masala dosa, amb rogan gosh, chicken korma, hartford-springfield area








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.

Appetizer's

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, makhani chicken (aka butter chicken), tandoori dishes, 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


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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