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Best Vegetarian Indian Restaurant in Stamford, CT
Why try Indian vegetarian food?
Most meat lovers think that vegetarian food comes with very limited choices. Have you ever tried Indian vegetarian food?
Meat lovers! ATTENTION! You will be proved wrong here! You will be surprised at the wide variety of choices that vegetarian Indian food has to offer.
In order to arouse your "veggie" taste buds visit Navaratna, the one and only Indian restaurant in Stamford, CT, offering a completely vegetarian menu. It's rare, its unique and that is why you should not miss it when you are in Stamford.
Navaratna - the sole "veggie" Indian restaurant in Stamford
Indian dining has been quite famous in Stamford but an exclusive "veggie" place is a new concept, which by the way has been very well accepted by the local crowd. Navaratna started out quite recently and is doing very well judging by the fact that whenever I have been there to eat, very few seats were left empty. It also has an al fresco dining area and during the summer it is difficult to grab a table outside.
A quick menu guide
For first timers to an Indian restaurant, do not worry! Ask the staff about what you want from the menu and they will explain it to you. Here are some recommendations.
- For authentic South Indian snacks, try the "Sambar Idli", "Sambar Vada" or the "Masala Vada" from the appetizer section. They are made of either rice or lentils and served with a spicy soup. Don't worry about the spice contents. Let the staff know that you want it mild.
- For an experience of the tangy Indian street food, try one of the items from the "Chaat" section.
- For the main course try a dish from the "South Indian Curry" or the "North Indian Curry" sections. My suggestion would be to order one of the South Indian curries as Navaratna primarily caters to a South Indian cuisine. Try them with bread or other rice dishes.
- Instead of sticking to the usual rice, bread and curry affair you can also try one of the "Navaratna Dosa Delights". They look like pancakes, are light and crispy, usually made up of rice and lentils and served with a soup.
- And we come to the desert! Suggestions are the "Gulab Jamun" or the "Carrot Halwa".
Prices and other info
Cheaper compared to the other Indian restaurants in downtown Stamford. Good price for the quantity served. They also provide a Lunch Box to-go at $7 which is a great price! A family atmosphere and a good location.
Take a peek inside!
Health benefits of Indian cooking - USA Today
- Tasty curry might have a fringe benefit
Research suggests turmeric, one component of curry spice, almost completely prevented joint swelling in rats with arthritis. Other studies have suggested that the spice could protect against diseases such as heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer's.
Below you can find what people have to say about Navaratna and why you should stop by if you are in Stamford.
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Mark the spot!
- Vegetarian specialties with Indian flair - NY Times
You don't have to be a vegetarian to enjoy many of the dishes at Navaratna in downtown Stamford. Most Indian chefs know the secret of making vegetables exciting, but at Navaratna, Ramesh Masilamani, the chef and owner takes this skill to new heights.
- Navaratna vegetarian Indian cuisine - Yelp
What's that you say? A vegetarian Indian restaurant? Oh! Sounds too good to be true. But it wasn't! It's delicious! And affordable! And the service is friendly. Great location too.
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