The Most Popular Indian Dishes

Indian dishes strike a delicate balance between sweet and spicy; therefore, tempting many palates and becoming more and more popular for dine-in and take-out cuisine. Whether you prefer vegetarian, meat-based meals, your taste runs to mild fare, or you crave dishes with some heat, there is almost always an Indian dish to please your taste buds.

The menu at Little India of Denver has a wide range of Indian dish selections that you will enjoy sampling. Here are some of the most popular dishes to try:


This delicious option is a food that even those new to Indian cooking may have tried. As a fried dough pocket filled with delectable ingredients such as potato, onion, spices, and peas, samosas are often eaten as snacks in India. They are especially delicious when topped with sauces or chutneys.

Dal Soup

If you are a fan of soups, especially vegetarian ones, then you must try a bowl of dal. Dal is a comforting lentil-based soup that has been enhanced with herbs and spices. This soup feels warming in the winter months and cools during the summer, making it a popular choice with many soup lovers.


Curry is one of India’s most popular and well-known dishes. Tomato-based curries are known as the ultimate comfort food in India, and countries all over the world have adopted this opinion too. Curry spices are added to sizzling aromatics with other ingredients then added in, simmering together until the flavors merge in perfect harmony. Particularly delicious when topped over rice, there is a wide range of curry options to choose from, such as lamb, chicken, fish, or shrimp.

Tandoori Chicken

The only dish that’s probably more popular than this one would be chicken tikka, but even then it’s a close call. Tandoori chicken’s juicy consistency and mouthwatering spices make it a classic that never really goes out of style and always manages to make new fans with each serving.

If you are new to Indian food, you may want to start with tandoori chicken for its universal appeal. The chicken is marinated in ingredients such as yogurt, ginger, garlic, and herbs, and then baked in a clay oven, creating a juicy and delicious flavor. Seafood lovers often opt for shrimp or fish tandoori, and those who are indecisive can find comfort in the tandoori mixed grill, combining chicken, shrimp, fish, and lamb into one savory meal.

Tandoori Fish

When thinking of tandoor-style dishes, fish is not always the first thing that comes to mind. Yet tandoori fish is certainly a different type of meal, one not often represented in Indian cuisine. What the cooking process does for other meats works just as well for fish, imparting flavor and spice in equal measure.


Every cuisine seems to have its own special rice dish―for Indians; this dish is biryani. The presentation of Biryani not only looks beautiful but has an addictive characteristic, earning it lots of devotees. Its blooming flavors and fluffy rice are enhanced by vegetables and sometimes meats, making it a favorite for vegetarians and meat lovers alike.


Masala marries the preparation of tandoori cooking with a sauce that is similar to―but thicker than―a curry. The creamy sauce is so addictive that masala enthusiasts order it whenever they visit Little India. Plus with the option of shrimp, fish, chicken, or lamb, why not try a different one with each visit?


Naan is a delicious bread often used to sop up the many scrumptious sauces in popular Indian dishes. The simplicity of this puffed bread pairs wonderfully with many Indian food recipes. Some people will even choose to eat naan instead of rice with their meals.

Ginger Chicken Kabob

How can you make the tandoori chicken even better? Change up the marinade, giving it an extra kick with a ginger mint sauce, and suddenly you have a new favorite dish. This particular dish is one that you’re not likely to find anywhere outside of Little India, and we’re certain that it’s probably one of our tastiest creations to date.

Lamb Chops

You might not necessarily consider lamb chops to be a specifically Indian dish. But when we throw them into the tandoor oven with our usual marinade, they become the sort of lamb chops that you didn’t even know you wanted. We’re sure you’ll want another helping of these delicious chops, combined with a tangy masala sauce and a fresh side salad, the next time you visit.

Try Our Most Popular Indian Dishes at Little India

Whether you have a craving for tandoori chicken or are hoping to try dal for the first time, Little India is the perfect place to explore many popular Indian dishes. With two locations in the Denver area, you are sure to enjoy the delectably prepared Indian food recipes and wonderful ambiance.

If you are looking for delicious Indian food, contact Little India of Denver today to make a reservation for your dining pleasure.

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