Baingan burta, hyderabadi chicken dum biryani, and gajar ka halwa may be a mouthful to try to pronounce now — but trust us that you’ll want a mouthful (and then some) of each! Indian food is diverse, flavorful, colorful, and unique.

Luckily for you, you can try it yourself when you visit Tamarind Indian Cuisine in Sterling. We like to think we offer the best Indian food — but we’ll let you decide that for yourself when you visit our restaurant. Check out our blog post today on five dishes you’ll want to try! Whether you’re craving Indian food or you’re brand new to the Indian food scene, Tamarind Indian Cuisine is here for you. Check out our menu and make a reservation today!

For An Appetizer: Kheema Samosa

A samosa is the classic appetizer of Indian food — and kheema samosas are one of our very favorites. Pastry shells are stuffed with seasoned, minced goat meat and green peas and then served with mint and tamarind chutney for a fresh, flavorful appetizer.

For A Drink: Mango Lassi

Lassi is a yogurt-based drink that originated in the Indian subcontinent and is now popular the world over. Especially good with spicier dishes, lassi will cool your palette and keep you coming back for more. Try mango lassi for a classic, fruity drink.

For Vegetarians: Aloo Gobi

It would be remiss to discuss traditional Indian food without mentioning aloo gobi! This classic Indian cuisine is made with spiced potatoes and cauliflower for a flavorful dish full of nutrients.

For Meat Lovers: Butter Chicken

Chicken, goat, and lamb are all common in traditional Indian cuisine — but there’s nothing quite like butter chicken. This dish consists of boneless white meat tandoori chicken simmered in a mild tomato cream sauce infused with cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, and bay leaves. Is your mouth watering yet?

For A Dessert: Gulab Jamun

Indian desserts consist of bold spices with sweet intonations. One of the most popular Indian desserts is gulab jamun: fried Indian cheese balls in sugar syrup. It’s the perfect way to end your meal!

Order Indian Food In Sterling Today

We offer happy hour, a late-night menu, and, of course, standard lunch and dinner hours. Visit Tamarind Indian Cuisine today to try out these five essentials of Indian food yourself — be sure to make a reservation so you don’t have to delay the craving!