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Set in an attractive stone building, Clay Pit serves mostly North Indian food. The chef Maqbool Ahmed is the real McCoy, having served a stint at the Oberoi Hotel in New Delhi, and has brought his panache for the tandoor to Austin. A must eat at this restaurant is the tandoori platter bedecked with chicken, lamb, broccoli, tomatoes and even zucchini. As always, Indian restaurants are a haven for vegetarians and this is no exception, serving dahl, paneer and a lot of veggie curries.
Those who are familiar with the several different cuisines that come from India, would know that Goan cuisine, from the Indian state of Goa, has a strong fan following across the globe. Downtown Austin is home to an eatery that offers delicious Goan food. Featured on the popular TV show, Eat St., G'Raj Mahal, located on Red River Street is easy to spot as the rustic wooden gazebo outside a food truck. Serving generous proportions of spicy, flavorsome and delicious Indian food, it makes for a great place to dine. Don't miss the vindaloo or the sorpotel. Kebabs, tandoor and other vegetarian preparations are also on offer here.
Whip In has Indian-infused breakfast items available until 2 p.m., perfect for late risers. Naan (Indian flatbread), scrambled eggs, cheese and your choice of chutney (a spiced, Indian condiment) makes up the breakfast naan (cilantro chutney is rather appetizing). As if that wasn't enough, they also have an impressive beer selection on tap, a vegan/vegetarian grocery aisle, a wine and beer area, and a tobacconist with Indian candles & incense.
Tucked away in a shopping center, Bombay Express is not your typical strip-mall fare. With a menu of tasty bites from North and South India, Bombay Express offers a spicy respite from the burgers and fries. South Indian specialties include the aloo paratha, a homemade bread stuffed with seasoned potatoes, while North Indian choices include a variety of dosas, big-as-your-head fresh crepes made from rice and stuffed with spices and fillings. Bombay Express is also one of the few restaurants in Austin to offer chaat, or Indian street snacks. Choose from samosas, fried dumplings and several types of puri, crisp bread with veggies and sauce. Can't make up your mind? On weekends, the thali provides a mind-boggling amount of small dishes for a steal.