Summer pairs perfectly with a little spice, and Madison has the best Indian cuisine in Wisconsin. Try out the curries at Swagat, part restaurant and part grocer (so you can easily take your favorites to go). Their generous lunch buffet is a favorite, where you can get pakoras, aloo tikkas, a selection of dahls (lentils), and butter chicken along with saag paneer. Weekend buffet brunches are just $12.95 each.
Taj Indian Restaurant specializes in classic dishes like coconut soup and fish pakora for starters. Also available for catering, count on Taj for a wide selection of breads from naan to rotis, with special tandoori naans stuffed with your choice of lamb, cheese, onion and more. Mango or kulfi ice cream is the perfect end to a delicious meal.
A Touch of Authenticity
At Maharani Indian Restaurant, you’ll find a big vegetarian menu in this casual eatery. From soups and salads to veg-friendly curries and pakoras, the menu is constantly changing in keeping with the innovations of the chefs and the available fresh ingredients. Try their thick lassis or spicy chai for a unique treat.
OM Indian Fusion Cuisine is an upscale option (reservations are available) where you’ll find blends of Chinese and American influences infiltrating classic dishes. Spinach and paneer rolls, chicken lollipops, Manchurian noodles with Indian spices, and carbonara Indian-style are just a few of their choices.
Which will you try first?