a regular stop for me
Posted on 12 / 14 / 2011
good comfort food, reasonably priced, consistent and authentic, lots of wonderful vegetarian (some vegan) dishes on the buffet every day.
i loved this place long before i lived here. we used to make a point of eating here before heading home when we'd come to visit every month or two. we needed our 'fix'.
downside: lots of salt, oil and cheese in many dishes that might be even better without ... tho when India Palace recently hosted San Antonio Vegetarian Society monthly meeting, they served us *all vegan* foods ... even more delicious than their standard yummy fare... esp the spinach paneer with soft non-dairy cheese. mmmmmmmm... tastier than the usual soft (dairy) cheese. wish they offered *that* all the time on their buffet!
love the super fresh naan, tho i wish they didn't spread any butter or ghee on it. fun to watch it cook on the big round tandoor(?)
would also love their creamy, rich desserts -- mango and rice puddings -- to be made vegan instead of with dairy.
i'd eat there much more often if my favorites were vegan (and they can be, easily). so i learn to make and enjoy vegan versions of these dishes at home, instead. even the naan.
ironically, we eat here less often than before we moved here. still... i love this place!
good $$ value, nice dining experience, colorful, inviting buffet
not enough vegan dishes, too much ghee, salt, cheese , could be GREAT $$ value