Jewel of India

10151 New Hampshire Ave.
Silver Spring/Takoma Park, MD 20903


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

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.

Cheap Eats 2013: Jewel of India

Quick reviews of ethnic cuisines you can experience for less than $25 a person, tax and tip included.

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.