Cheap Eats 2013: Jewel of India

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


About Jewel of India


10151 New Hampshire Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20903

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.

Ann Limpert
Executive Food Editor/Critic

Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Logan Circle.

Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.