July 18, 2014 10:00 AM
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An aromatic tomato and onion gravy complete this savory feast

 

Indian cuisine is all about spice profiles and creating depth of flavor without an overly rich taste. The lamb chops Masala are such a dish to dig into - for $20, you get bone-in lamb chops in a tomato and caramelized onion gravy with a side of Basmati rice. You'll want to savor every last drop of the sauce, so order a side of garlic naan bread for dipping.

Photos by Kari Walker

Lamb chops Masala comes served with a tomato gravy and Basmati rice

If you're not in to lamb, check out the tandoori grilled meats selection - you can't go wrong with one of these classic Indian dishes. Masala boasts an extensive vegetarian menu as well. Try the samosas which are crispy stuffed pastries that are filled with potatoes and peas and come served with a fresh mint chutney. At $5, this makes a great appetizer or a quick bite for one.

There are daily lunch specials during the week and you'll notice the menu lets guests know if a dish is friendly to those with restricted dietary needs - Vegans and gluten-free folks, rejoice.

You'll receive a free rice pudding with the purchase of any entrée until the end of EatLafayette.

Masala Indian Kitchen
2208 Kaliste Saloom Road
981-6373

The EatLafayette campaign, which runs through Sept. 1, aims to encourage dining at locally owned establishments. To have your dish featured in INDEats as the EatLafayette Dish of the Day or Dish of the Month in IND Monthly (you must be willing to share your recipe for the monthly feature), contact Kari Walker at kariw@theind.com find participating restaurants and info on their specials here.

For more information on local eateries, view the online INDEats Dining Guide.

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