Durham 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.



Thali Indian Restaurant     » Directions & Maps

5311 S Miami Blvd #8073 Durham North Carolina NC   Phone: 919 237 2413
Simple storefront option for classic Thai eats including vegetarian options & a daily lunch buffet.

India Gate     » Directions & Maps

2223 NC-54 Durham North Carolina NC   Phone: 919 248 9333
Casual Indian restaurant with many vegetarian options & a daily all-you-can-eat lunch buffet.

NaanStop Indian Cuisine     » Directions & Maps

2812 Erwin Rd #103 Durham North Carolina NC   Phone: 919 891 3488
Husband & wife-run restaurant for a range of traditional dishes from Punjab & the north of India.

Viceroy     » Directions & Maps

335 W Main St Durham North Carolina NC   Phone: 919 797 0413
Classic Indian & fusion fare like curried shepherd's pie served in an old-fashioned, English tavern.

Sitar Indian Cuisine     » Directions & Maps

3630 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd Durham North Carolina NC   Phone: 919 490 1326
south indian food, mysore masala dosa, chicken tikka masala

Lime & Lemon Indian Grill & Bar     » Directions & Maps

811 9th St Durham North Carolina NC   Phone: 919 748 3456
Lime & Lemon Indian Grill offers an immersive dining experience with exquisite dishes that will take you on a journey through India's many regions, traditions and festivals

Tandoor Indian Restaurant     » Directions & Maps

5410Apex Hwy 55 Suite I Durham North Carolina NC   Phone: 919 484 2102
Traditional setting for Indian cuisine with a lunch buffet.

Curry Point Express     » Directions & Maps

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5400 S Miami Blvd STE 100 Durham North Carolina NC   Phone: 919 474 7447
Simple counter serve dispensing familiar Indian fare, including build-your-own plates & wraps.

Indian Monsoon Restaurant & Bar     » Directions & Maps

105 W Morgan St STE 100 Durham North Carolina NC   Phone: 919 908 1800
Indian classics & all-you-can-eat buffet lunches, served in a low-key traditional dining room.

Tandoor     » Directions & Maps

416 Chapel Dr Durham North Carolina NC   Phone: 919 660 3900
vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes at different levels of spicing for almost all of the items on our menu.








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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