Cheap Eats 2017: Curry Leaf

Cheap Eats 2017: Curry Leaf
Dine and eat delicious curry food at Curry leaf. Photo by Scott Suchman.

Typically, we’d recommend skipping a lunchtime Indian buffet—the uninspiring array of dishes can taste stale, and flavors tend to be dumbed down. Not so at this cozy spot, where afternoons bring a bounty of bright salads, curries, and fritters that include such finds as fried chilies with mint chutney and tender goat stew, plus a garden’s worth of vegetarian items—all for $12 ($14 on weekends). On the regular menu, chef Saravan Krishnan crafts terrific renditions of the meatless dishes (dosas, eggplant-peanut curry) and coastal specialties (crab Malabar) of his native Southern India. Also good: Tandoori lamb chops; egg curry with flatbread.

Get Our Weekend Newsletter

The best DC news, delivered straight to your inbox.
Or, see all of our newsletters. By signing up, you agree to our terms.