Had enough CTA (chicken tikka masala)? Bored with dosas? Done with the Pakwan/Shalimar/Naan’n’Curry standards? Then it’s time to branch out and try other Indian regional offerings!
Fijian-Indian: To some, Fijian-Indian can be full of bones with little meat and thin gravies, and few of flavors we’d expect from Indian cuisine, says Sixy. But Curry Corner could change your mind. It’s the first Indian food rworange really liked: strong flavors, freshly ground spices, and critters still in the shell or on the bone, just as God or the evolutionary impulse intended.
Desi-Chinese: Masala Grill has a good selection of Indian (a.k.a. “Desi) -Chinese food. They’ve received mixed reviews in the past, but from the high quality of non-Desi dishes she’s recently had there, Caitlin McGrath thinks it could be a good bet for Desi-Chinese items, as well.
Gujarati: Gujarati food is known for fried snacks called farsans, and chutneys that are both sweet and salty. Sultan will prepare a Gujarati meal if pre-ordered; their Gujarati dishes are not on the regular menu. Shayona and Krishna also have Gujarati food, but more snacks than full meals; Krishna also has a thali at lunch that’s very good and inexpensive.
Andhra: For red-hot Andhra thalis, try Tirupathi Bhimas. Quality, variety are both terrific, and they do beautiful, brilliantly fresh vegetarian curries, raves Melanie Wong.
Curry Corner Takeaway [East Bay]
26657 Mission Blvd., Hayward
Shayona Snacks and Catering [South Bay]
in Bochasanwasi Swaminarayan Hindu Temple
25 Corning Ave., Milpitas
Krishna Restaurant [East Bay]
40645 Fremont Blvd #1, Fremont
Tirupathi Bhimas [South Bay]
1208 S Abel St., Milpitas