Spicing Things Up

First Bite: Tarka Indian Kitchen

Check out the Heights' new fast-casual Indian spot.

07/05/2017 By Alice Levitt

Dining In

Urban Tiffin Brings Indian Lunches to Your Door

The tiffin wallah concept finally hits Houston.

06/05/2017 By Alice Levitt

No Meat, No Problem

Vegetarian Special Occasion? Look No Further Than Kiran's New Sadhya Tasting Menu

Eschew sins of the flesh with an elegant eight-course meal.

05/16/2017 By Alice Levitt

Fire & Spice

Kiran's Reopens on Richmond Avenue

The "godmother of Indian fine dining" makes her grand return.

01/17/2017 By Alice Levitt

Telugu Style

Food Fight: Where Is Houston's Best South Indian Buffet?

Both Yaal Tiffins and Hyderabad House serve all the curries you can eat, but who does it best?

11/29/2016 By Alice Levitt

The Sun Also Rises

Surya Is Serving Excellent Indian in the Washington Corridor

Chef-owner Sheel Joshi brought his upscale Los Angeles restaurant to Houston late last month.

10/24/2016 By Alice Levitt

openings

Indian Cuisine Coming to Shepherd & 19th in the Heights

Austin import Tärka Indian Kitchen will open early next year.

09/26/2016 By Alice Levitt

Spice Trail

Lunch at Mayuri Is a Trip Across India on a Buffet Line

The Westheimer Road restaurant's fare includes the best of Northern, Southern and Indo-Chinese cuisines.

09/08/2016 By Alice Levitt

Sated Sattvic

The GOOF Gets Its First Indian Restaurant

The Hare Krishna Temple & Cultural Center has opened buffet Govinda's Vegetarian Restaurant.

08/01/2016 By Alice Levitt

Cheap Eats

Hot Chaat: A Primer on Indian Snack Food

Get your fix in the Mahatma Gandhi District, which offers everything from samosa chaat to bhel puri—all in air-conditioned comfort.

05/31/2016 By Alice Levitt

Cheap Eats

Five Fabulous Ways to Start the Day for $5

From soulful spice to old-fashioned Southern breakfasts, these spots got you covered.

05/31/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt and Alice Levitt

Sugary Spheres

They’ve Got Balls!: Sweet Edition

The sweet side of Houston's best globular grub.

04/22/2016 By Joanna O'Leary

East Meets Tex

Fried Day: Egg Bonda at Bawarchi Biryani Point

Deep-fried eggs and biryani are on point at a Hillcroft restaurant.

03/18/2016 By Alice Levitt

Happiness on Hillcroft

Fried Day: Tawa Fish Fry at Spicy Eggs

A non-egg dish shines at the Indian breakfast spot.

02/19/2016 By Alice Levitt

Do the Dosa

Meatless Monday: DGN Factory

Short for "Dosa Gone Nuts," this casual concept offers Houstonians the Indian crêpe experience.

01/18/2016 By Megha Tejpal

Light Up the Night

Celebrate Out of the Box: Diwali

What better way to spend this festive Indian holiday than indulging at Houston's best Indian restaurants?

11/11/2015 By Megha Tejpal

Everything's bigger in Texas

Extreme Eats: Texas-Sized Dosa

This spicy Indian dish is large and in charge. Oh, and it's vegetarian.

09/18/2015 By Megha Tejpal

Meatless Monday

Chowpatty's Chaat Is Ready for Its Close-Up

The thalis at this Bollywood-themed restaurant are pretty enough to be in pictures.

08/24/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Eat Beets

Star Ingredient of the Season: Beets

The list of reasons we should eat beets may be longer than a summer day in Houston, but one charming Indian restaurant features a dish so bold, it "beets" the rest.

06/08/2015 By Megha Tejpal

Charity

Kiran's Donating Proceeds to Nepalese Earthquake Victims

Through the weekend, 50 percent of sales from Kiran's chicken tikka masala will benefit earthquake victims in Nepal.

05/01/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt