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Gambit’s 2017 winter restaurant guide: Indian/Pakistani 

click to enlarge Mango chicken is served with naan at Taj Mahal Indian Cuisine.

Photos by Cheryl Gerber

Mango chicken is served with naan at Taj Mahal Indian Cuisine.

Nirvana Indian Cuisine
4308 Magazine St., (504) 894-9797;
Saag Paneer features chunks of farmer's cheese sauteed with curried spinach. The Flag of India includes butter chicken, malai kebab and saag paneer. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Saffron NOLA
505 Gretna Blvd., Suite 6, Gretna, (504) 363-2174;
Curried seafood gumbo is an Indian take on the classic Louisiana dish. Raarha masala features bone-in goat meat marinated in yogurt. Reservations recommended. Dinner Fri. Credit cards. $$

Shyan's Kitchen
3320 Houma Blvd., Metairie, (504) 302-9901;
The restaurant serves Indian and Pakistani dishes from Kashmir, including biryani, kebabs, curries, naan, pratha and more. Carrot and potato samosas get spicy heat from red chilies. Chicken tikka masala is served with raita. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Taj Mahal Indian Cuisine
923 Metairie Road, Suite C, Metairie, (504) 836-6859;
Chicken vindaloo features boneless chicken in spicy curry sauce. Masala dosa is a large rice and lentil crepe stuffed with potatoes cooked with mustard seeds and curry leaves. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $$

Tandoori Chicken
2916 Cleary Ave., Suite 1, Metairie, (504) 889-7880;
Dishes cooked inside the restaurant's tandoori oven include chicken tikka masala with tomato sauce and chicken breast and shish kebabs made with ground lamb with spices and herbs. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

African | American | Bar & Grill | Barbecue
Brewpub | Burgers | Cafe | Cajun | Caribbean/Cuban
Chinese | Coffee & Dessert | Contemporary | Creole
Deli | Diner | Fondue | French | Indian/Pakistani | Irish
Italian | Japanese/Sushi | Juice Bar | Korean | Latin American
Louisiana Contemporary | Mediterranean/Middle Eastern | Mexican
Music & Food | Neighborhood | Pan-Asian | Pizza | Sandwiches & Po-boys
Seafood | Steakhouse | Tapas/Spanish | Thai | Vietnamese


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