India is a large country, with many different cultures and culinary traditions. At All India Cafe, we offer specialties and recipes form these diverse regions. Authentic Indian home-style cooking uses only natural spices and ingredients. At All India Cafe, we do not add artificial colorings or preservative. As a result, we can offer many sumptuous dishes that are lean, healthful, and low in fat.
We offer daily specials which include a chicken curry of the day, a vegetable special, a lentil of the day, and rice of the day.
It's a pleasant place to be, the All India Cafe, the sitar music low enough to talk over, the service prompt, the general vibe relaxed . (The waiters are great with kids - you try explaining to a 2-year-old that garlic naan is really, just pizza.) in addition to the thick, sweet lassis you might expect at any decent Indian restaurant, there are sharp homemade lemonade, pungent Indian iced tea, and big bottles of Taj Mahal beer.
There's a large selection of tandoor breads, of course, including a version that encloses a thin patty of spicy ground lamb. It's worth ordering a selection of the fresh - tasting sweet chutneys (the mango, mixed fruit and coconut varieties are more vivid than the tomato chutney)?
Instead of the usual heavy Indian sweets based on ultra - condensed milk and syrup, the dessert menu limits itself to kulfi, kheer and gajar halwa. These translate as ice cream, rice pudding and carrot pudding, but only the ice cream is what you expect. You have a choice of pistachio (very rich, flavored with cardamom), ginger (fairly intense) and mango (real fruit flavor) kultis.
The rice pudding is like a bowl of sweetened cream with cardamom and ground rice in it - a surprisingly light and clean - tasting kheer. And gajar halwa, usually a heavy, buttery carrot paste, is light, crumbly and not too sweet, with a lively citrus aroma.