Food For Thought: The Best Indian Restaurants Around The World

Food For Thought: The Best Indian Restaurants Around The World
The travelling Indian conjures up perplexing images. Somewhere between bubbling enthusiasm and  a thirst for new experiences, our stomachs/palates hold the rest of our body hostage and demand familiar flavours. We’d be willing to bet that most Indians last about eight days, before the cravings begin and we’d like to say that’s what we were thinking about when we decided to put together this list of the best Indian restaurants across the world. Only, that isn’t exactly true. We don’t usually need reason to put together a drool-worthy food piece, so let’s forsake the pointless euphemisms or the bid to find meaning with this one. If you love food, read this. And make sure you have a snack handy. 

I. Dawat

Brainchild of: Ms. Madhur Jaffrey

Signature Dish: Chicken Tikka-Stuffed Naan

Timings: 11:30AM-10:30PM

Price range: $31-60


II. Junoon

Brainchild of: Rajesh Bhardwaj

Signature Dishes: Chipotle Chicken Tikka or Murg Lababdar

Timings: 12PM-3PM, 5PM-10:30PM

Price Range: $50+


III. Devi

Brainchild of: Rakesh Aggarwal

Signature Dish: Tandoor-Grilled Lamb Chops

Timings: 11AM-10:30PM

Price Range: $31-80


IV. Rasoi (London)

Brainchild of: Vineet and Rashima Bhatia

Signature Dish: Crusted Lamb Seekh Kebab

Timings: 12:00–2:30 pm, 6:00–10:30 pm

Price Range: £ 41 +


V. La Porte des Indes (London)

Brainchild of: Mehernosh Mody

Signature Dish: Roast Black Cod

Timings: 12:00–2:30 pm, 6:30–11:30 pm

Price Range: £26 to £40


VI. Tamarind (New York)

Brainchild of: Avtar Walia

Signature Dishes: Shrimp curry appetizer, Murg Bhurani and just about any of the seafood dishes

Timings: 11:30 am – 3:00 pm, 5:30–11:30 pm

Price Range: $31-$40


VII. Gaggan (Bangkok)

Brainchild of: Gaggan Anand

Signature Dish: ‘Indian’ foie gras (goat’s brain foie gras tossed with ginger, cumin and sour cream)

Timings: 11:30 am – 3:00 pm, 6:00–11:30 pm

Price Range: 10 course meal for 1,500 Baht++


IX. Electric Karma (LA)

Brainchild of: Paramjit Singh

Signature Dishes: Cheese Naan, Vegetable Korma and Chicken Saag

Timings: 10:30AM-10:30PM

Price Range: $11-30, Lunch Specials - $7.95 to $9.95


X. Annalakshmi (Singapore) 

Brainchild of: Temple of Fine Arts

Signature Dishes: Dosa, Cottage Cheese Stew

Price Range: The money that you pay goes to charity, and it’s up to you how much you do.


XI. Urban Tadka (Australia)

Signature Dish: Tandoori jhinga dilbahar - exotic shelled king prawns smoked, cooked with care and braised with fresh flavours

Timings: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm

Price Range: Lunch: Tuesday to Sunday - 11:30am to 3:00pm

Dinner: Tuesday to Sunday - 5:30pm to 11:00pm

Closed Monday. 


XII. Zaaffran(Australia)

Brainchild of: Vikrant Kapoor

Signature Dishes: Chicken Chettinad, Murg Makhanwala

Timings: 12:00–2:30 pm, 6:00–11:00 pm

Price Range: $10-30


 Words: Aditi Dharmadhikari 

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