San Jose 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.



Swaad Indian Cuisine     » Directions & Maps

498 N 13th St San Jose California CA   Phone: 408 947 2030
Curry, kebabs & other standard Indian dishes, order online

Amber India     » Directions & Maps

377 Santana Row #1140 San Jose California CA   Phone: 408 248 5400
From the Clay Oven, Non-Vegetarian Entree, Rice & Dal, Tandoor Baked Breads, Accompaniments

Jewel of India     » Directions & Maps

2634 Alum Rock Ave San Jose California CA   Phone: 408 929 5117
Get your favorite Indian food & sweets delivered to your door.

Rangoli     » Directions & Maps

3695 Union Ave San Jose California CA   Phone: 408 377 2222
Eatery offering refined Indian fare & a weekday lunch buffet in an open, colorful space.

Emperor of India     » Directions & Maps

5825 Cottle Rd San Jose California CA   Phone: 408 229 2600
veggi kabab, malai chicken, pakoras, dahi wade, gopi manchurian, samosa, papadi chat








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, 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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