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2014 Winter Restaurant Guide:
New Orleans Indian/Pakistani Food 

Nirvana Indian Cuisine
4308 Magazine St., (504) 894-9797;
The south India menu includes many vegetarian dishes such as paneer with baby corn and mushrooms. The Nirvana special features buttered chicken, lamb kebab and Manchurian shrimp. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Saffron NOLA
505 Gretna Blvd., Suite 6, Gretna, (504) 363-2174;
Lamb chops are soaked in rum, grilled and served with spicy red rogan josh sauce and kidchi, a blend of rice and lentils. Pulled pork vindaloo is served with sauteed spinach on a brioche bun. Reservations recommended. Dinner Fri. Credit cards. $$

Salt 'n' Pepper
403 Iberville St., (504) 561-6070
Paneer tikka masala features Indian cottage cheese, sauteed spinach, tomato and spicy gravy. Chicken tikka masala is spiced chicken in creamy tomato sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Schiro's India Cafe
2483 Royal St., (504) 944-6666;
The tandoori chicken tikka is a grilled marinated boneless chicken kebab served with basmati rice, house-made bread and raita and tamarind sauce. The curry comes with a choice of chicken, lamb or shrimp sauteed with onion, garlic, ginger and curry sauce and topped with green onions. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Taj Mahal Indian Cuisine
923 Metairie Road, Suite C, Metairie, (504) 836-6859
The menu features traditional Indian dishes including tandoori chicken, lamb curry and vegetable samosas. There are many vegetarian options including saag paneer, which combines fresh spinach and house-made cheese. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $$

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