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Cheap Eats 2013: Jewel of India
Quick reviews of ethnic cuisines you can experience for less than $25 a person, tax and tip included.
Reviewed By Todd Kliman, Ann Limpert, Jessica Voelker, Anna Spiegel
Comments () | Published August 18, 2013

Jewel of India
Address: 10151 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring/Takoma Park, MD 20903
Phone: 301-408-2200
Cuisines: Indian
Opening Hours: Sunday through Thursday 11:30 AM to 3 PM, 5 PM to 10 PM; Friday and Saturday 11:30 AM to 3 PM, 5 PM to 10:30 PM
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Bhel puri (puffed rice with diced veggies, cilantro, and tamarind sauce); chicken korma; shrimp jalfrezi; dal (long-simmered lentils); malai kofta (vegetable dumplings in a creamy almond gravy); bhindi dopiaza (fried okra); palak (spinach) paneer; Mangalo
Price Details: Starters $4 to $10, main courses $12 to $22.
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Weekend Brunch, Good for Groups
Happy Hour Details:
Monday through Friday 5 PM to 7 PM, half-price select drinks and appetizers.

Few strip-mall restaurants are as suited to a date night as this place, which glitters with hanging beads. The menu does many things well—puffed-rice salads, buttered naan—but curries are the stars. Lamb rogan josh glistens with chili oil and is just spicy enough, while a creamier, more subtle gravy blankets rounds of potato stuffed with dried fruits. Don—t miss the coconut-based sukha chicken, a specialty from Mangalore.

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