My husband is from India, and over the years I have tried quite a bit of Indian food. Here are some of my favorite things to order.
  1. Chana Bhatura
    A puffed, fried crepe-like dough with a savory and spicy chickpea dish that you dip into. Fairly unhealthy, but so, so good.
  2. Masala Dosa
    A savory crepe filled with a spiced potato and onion filling.
  3. Vadapav
    Basically a deep fried, spicy potato ball in a bun. Great with ketchup. This is their equivalent of a NY hot dog.
  4. Saag Paneer
    A classic favorite. Creamy spinach with cubes of fresh white cheese (paneer).
  5. Mango Lassi
    Okay, not a dish, but it's so yummy. A yogurt-based smoothie flavored with mango, and sometimes rosewater, sugar, or salt.
  6. Aloo Gobi
    A savory and mildly spicy potato and cauliflower dish.
  7. Gulab Jamun
    A common dessert dish. In my opinion, it is basically pancake balls in a sweet, rosewater syrup.