Eating Across Cleveland: Indian Delight

As an Indian person in the U.S., you may be surprised to know that I don't really eat much Indian food. Why, you ask? Well, for one, I won't cook it at home, because Indian food uses lots of aromatic spices, and most homes in the U.S. either have carpet or inadequate air-flow, or, its just too darn cold (or hot) to leave windows open! It smells yummy as you're cooking it, but not so much after its hung around your home for a few hours. As far as eating out, for some reason Indian restaurants (particularly those in Cleveland) are either over priced, or serve just-mediocre Indian food.

This past weekend was the Indian festival of Diwali, and in keeping with the theme, N and I decided to get Indian takeout from a newly opened restaurant in the Gordon Square District: Indian Delight. N and I started with samosas. N ordered the Seekh Kebab with Garlic Naan, while I ordered the spicy chicken vindaloo. Overall, the food was really good; probably some of the best tasting Indian food I've had in Cleveland. There were however, a few things that could be changed for the better: I wish they'd cut vegetables and meat smaller, so that its not a giant hunk of potato or chicken. The garlic naan was great tasting, and fresh out of the oven, although not as pillowy as I usually like. Other than that, a solid meal at a restaurant I will definitely try again.

There is one caveat: The restaurant is REALLY sparsely decorated. Its decor is like the very basic Chinese restaurants you see in strip malls. So, I recommend takeout. Not only do you get a 10% discount on takeout orders, but that way, you can hang out on your own couch watching trashy tv  or a movie as you enjoy your meal.

Do you have an adventurous palette? What have you tried lately that you would recommend?