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Delhi’s Indian lunch buffet has something for everyone

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Tandoori chicken is just one of the standout dishes at Delhi Indian Cuisine.
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Jason Harris

Delhi offers options for Indian food lovers of all types. Vegetarians, meat eaters, fans of the classics and those who want to try new things will all be satisfied, even with a simple trip to the lunch buffet ($11.99).

The buffet is split into two sections—vegetarian and non-vegetarian. From the latter, you know you have to try the tandoori chicken. The yogurt marinade keeps the bird juicy, and the spices bring wonderful charred taste and orange color. Chicken makhani is a richer riff, the meat infused with a butter and cream sauce.

Some more interesting choices await in the larger vegetarian section. Sambar is a tamarind-based stew chock-full of lentils and diced vegetables. It’s one of many options you’ll want to put over fluffy rice. Punjabi curry is the luxury item of the curry category, with bright yellow color that catches your eye right away and tangy taste that pops throughout every bite. Textured with chickpea flour and pakoras (fried veggies in chickpea batter), it’s a must try.

Desserts rotate, but if you’re there on mango pudding day, you win. Tropical and luscious, it’s a perfect way to cool off after a hot meal.

Delhi Indian Cuisine 4022 S. Maryland Parkway, 702-383-4900. Daily, 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m.; lunch buffet, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

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