Jewel of India
10151 New Hampshire Ave.
Silver Spring/Takoma Park, MD 20903
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
Price Range: Inexpensive
Reservations: Not Needed
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
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.