Surely you've tried every single spicy bite and flavor-blasting dish on our first list of must-try Indian restaurants in Atlanta.
Well, now we've got more to add to the vibrant list. From authentic cuisine to Indian street snacks, get your tastebuds ready for some of the best Indian dishes available in the metro Atlanta area.
2945 North Druid Hills Road Suite C, Atlanta, GA 30329; MastiAtlanta.com
The masterminds behind MASTI say some of the most delicious and innovative dishes come straight from real vendors on the streets. But if you can't make it all the way to the Indian subcontinent, this is a good choice.
Enjoy unique eats like the Mumbai quesadilla — an Indo/Tex-Mex dish of a tortilla filled with your choice of butter chicken, ground turkey or paneer topped with onions, tomatoes, cilantro and cheese, and served with sour cream and salsa — or treat your taste buds to the deconstructed aloo tikka chat — chick pea curry topped with onions, tomatoes and cilantro drizzled with some special sauces under fried and spiced potato patties.
1677 Scott Blvd., Decatur, GA 30033; Zyka.com
It's been a Decatur favorite for years and for good reason. The casual restaurant hinged at the corner of Church Street and Scott Boulevard is best known for its crispy and tender Chicken 65 — batter-fried boneless chicken chunks marinated in ginger, garlic and mild spices and often paired with naan, which is flat bread baked in a traditional Indian clay oven.
If you're looking for both non-vegetarian and vegetarian curries, kabobs, other traditional dishes or even some matka mango kulfi for dessert, Zyka has it all.
Tava Indian Bistro
1685 Church St., Decatur, GA 30033; TavaIndianBistro.com
This modern-day Indian bistro opened in February 2015. Tava puts a new spin on old favorites for a unique dining experience in a peaceful, casual atmosphere.
Diners rave about the street-style appetizers, including chora chat — crispy black-eyed peas with tamarind and cilantro — and the bhajiya chips — thinly sliced potatoes fried to the crisp and erupting with flavor. Be sure to try one of the Tava sandwiches, like the chicken tikka, boneless chicken marinated in tandoori spices served on a bun, with cilantro chutney and homemade chips.
Purnima Bangladeshi Cuisine
4646 Buford Highway, No. A, Chamblee, GA 30341; PurnimaBangladeshi.com
Like many restaurants on Buford Highway, Purnima is a can't-miss. Stop by or order online for carry-out or delivery to get a taste of homemade Indian dishes like lamb tikka moshol-la — boneless cubed lamb grilled in a tandoori clay oven and prepared in tikka moshol-la sauce, all served with baash-moti rice flavored with cumin, cardamom, bay leaves and more.
The menu includes vegetarian, chicken, shrimp, goat, beef and lamb dishes, desserts like firni — rice pudding with whole milk, cinnamon, shredded coconut and more — and mango lassi.
64 Broad St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30303; NaanStop.com
The idea behind this downtown restaurant is to give you quality Indian food and give it to you quick.
The experience involves a four-step ordering process.First, you choose your base: naanwich, rice bowl or salad. Step 2: Pick your protein. Choose from chicken tikka masala, turkey kabob, chola, punjabi dal (lentils,) paneer or lamb. Then, add your chutneys. You can add a cool yogurt and cilantro chutney, a sweet apple and tamarind blend; a medium concoction of coconut and mint; or you can dare to try the native Indian hot chutney with chili and cilantro.
For the last step, pick your sides: samosa, samosa chaat, masala fries, naan or garlic naan.
Is your mouth watering yet?