Portland Indian Food, Oregon

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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.



Swagat Indian Cuisine :: Portland     » Directions & Maps

2074 NW Lovejoy St Portland Oregon OR   Phone: 503 227 4300
best indian restaurant in portland
great lunch buffet . lamb vindaloo . thali . delicious vegan food

Dwaraka Indian Cuisine     » Directions & Maps

3962 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard Portland Oregon OR   Phone: 503 230 1120
okra . butter chicken . best indian buffet in portland . good reviews

New Delhi Restaurant     » Directions & Maps

9111 Southwest Barbur Boulevard Portland Oregon OR   Phone: 503 892 5811
chicken tikka masala . navratan korma

East India Co: Grill & Bar     » Directions & Maps

821 Southwest 11th Avenue Portland Oregon OR   Phone: 503 227 8815
too many complaints

India Chaat House     » Directions & Maps

Southwest 12th Avenue Portland Oregon OR   Phone: 503 241 7944
mattar paneer · vegan options . 100% vegetarian . 5 course Lunch Special for $5

Tandoor Indian Kitchen     » Directions & Maps

406 Southwest Oak Street Portland Oregon OR   Phone: 503 243 7777
located in downtown portland - mediocre food

Curry Leaf     » Directions & Maps

15325 Northwest Central Drive Portland Oregon OR   Phone: 503 645 6113
vegetarian food· gobi manchurian . vegan food in portland

Bombay Cricket Club     » Directions & Maps

1925 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard Portland Oregon OR   Phone: 503 231 0740
mango margaritas . chicken tikka masala . small and quaint

India House     » Directions & Maps

1038 Southwest Morrison Street Portland Oregon OR   Phone: 503 274 1017
mediocre food - value

Plainfield's Mayur     » Directions & Maps

852 Southwest 21st Avenue Portland Oregon OR   Phone: 503 223 2995
palak paneer . extensive wine cellar of overpriced wines








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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