Indian food is an exciting cuisine that is quickly becoming a favorite for LYD. The combination of unique tastes, sights, and smells entice you to indulge in a fare that is the product of cultures, international flavors, and cooking methods being fused together over the centuries. A single taste of any number of the different curries, rice infusions, lentils, spices, yogurts, and chutneys entice your senses and leave you wanting more. Luckily Dallas and most other metropolitan cities in the U.S. are now equipped to serve these tasteful and tantalizing treats to the masses. And one of the best things about enjoying an Indian feast is that many restaurants deliver their exquisite spread directly to your front door. So for tonight's dinner gather around the TV for a DVD night or the family table and enjoy a night in. Let the Naan be delivered to your home!
If you are a resident or frequenter of the Dallas suburb of Richardson then Mumtaz is an Indian eatery not to be missed! Mumtaz offers a very extensive menu for those who often enjoy Indian fine dining or anyone ready to take their first train trip to Mumbai. Mumtaz offerings include chicken, seafood, vegetarian, lamb, and beef. However unusual for an Indian restaurant to offer beef and pork due to cultural and religious traditions, it should in no way make you question their authenticity. All of Mumtaz's dishes are made in the traditional Indian methods, such as cooking with a tandoori oven. One of the most common specialties made with the tandoor is Tandoori Chicken; the chicken is marinated in a yogurt seasoned with garlic, ginger, cumin, cayenne pepper and other spices. It is definitely not your usual roasted chicken! This mouth-watering entree will alert your taste senses immediately and then finishing the entire chicken will be your only option! Most Indian dishes include sauces and chutneys which are to be used at your own discretion. The infused yogurt sauces can even act as a cooling agent when the spices are marinating in your mouth! Mumtaz also offers several variations of rice specialties: basmati rice with pineapple, cheese, bell peppers, onions and nuts; rice with chicken curry and vegetables; and of course perfectly steamed white rice served with each main entree. One traditional main dish is Tikka Masala, a full flavor and aromatic meal made with a tomato and herb cream sauce. It hits the tongue with a zing of spice and incredible flavor! Seafood may not be a common ingredient to Indian cuisine, depending on the region of the country, so LYD was excited to try a seafood meal with an Indian influence. If this spikes your curiosity as much as it did ours, then Mumtaz's Shrimp Vindaloo is waiting for you! Shrimp Vindaloo is made with whole shrimp, sauteed onions and smokin' hot red peppers all mingle perfectly together in the curry sauce. These meals will surely get your mouth a-dancin' so grab some fresh Naan bread and enjoy the foodlicious finds Mumtaz has to offer!
LYD says: Don't fear the spices! Mumtaz's menu is complete with a rating scale so you can make sure you dish comes spiced anywhere from mild to fire-alarm spicy. And as LYD always says, never be afraid to ask questions! If you're curious about the preparation or cooking techniques of a certain culture then simply inquiring is always a great way to learn!