Chapel Hill Indian Food, North Carolina

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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.



Tandoori Indian     » Directions & Maps

1301, E Franklin St Chapel Hill North Carolina NC   Phone: 919 967 6622

Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe     » Directions & Maps

431 W Franklin St Chapel Hill North Carolina NC   Phone: 919 929 3833
masala dosa gluten free best Indian food in Chapel Hill

Mint Indian Cuisine     » Directions & Maps

504 W. Franklin Street Chapel Hill North Carolina NC   Phone: 919 929 6188
chicken tandoori chick pea spinach pakoora lunch buffet chicken tikka masala

Guru India Restaurant     » Directions & Maps

508 W Franklin St Chapel Hill North Carolina NC   Phone: 919 942 8201
too many complaints

Saffron of Chapel Hill     » Directions & Maps

3140 Environ Way Chapel Hill North Carolina NC   Phone: 919 240 7490
thali is good but portions are small

Merlion     » Directions & Maps

410 Market St, # 320 Chapel Hill North Carolina NC   Phone: 919 933 1188
chicken and rice spicy basil chicken singapore-style cuisine peking duck

Cholanad Restaurant & Bar     » Directions & Maps

308 West Franklin Street Chapel Hill North Carolina NC   Phone: 800 246 5262
lamb chops dosas americanized








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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