by Steven Doyle
The southern portion of Dallas, including everything inside our precious loop, is nearly bereft of Indian cuisine. You may call the lone exception of the Vedic cookery at the Krishna temple, Kalachandji’s, but there are precious few Indian restaurants outside of several regions of Dallas. If you have the notion to nosh on naan and tikka masala, you would most likely aim your automobile towards Plano, Richardson or Irving. This makes sense with the heavy Indian population living in those areas, but it is always nice to be able to grab a quick bit of curry for lunch, or even as a late night snack. Dallas now has one less option with the demise of Taj Express which closed its doors late last week.
Word is that they lost their lease and are now seeking out a new location, hopefully in the same area. What I would like to see is something with an Indian bent open very late at night, very similar to CrushCraft where you can get your Thai fix well past when the bars close. It is not uncommon for our friend in the UK to grab a curry after several hours of tasty beers. I am positive it would work well in Dallas.
Before I get blasted, you can find Indian cuisine in Dallas proper: Taj Mahal, Roti Grill, Cosmic Cafe (Nepalese vegetarian), Masala Wok. One of our favorites just barely outside that loop is Mulghai on Alpha just across from the Galleria.