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Aashiana Restaurant

31 Central Ave., Albany, 463-4161. Serving a variety of Indian, Pakistani and Middle Eastern food such as falafels, hummus and baba ghanouj. The menu includes a large selection of vegetarian options. On- and off-premises catering and takeout. Lunch buffet 11:30-3 Mon-Fri and noon-3 Sat. Friday and Saturday night buffet 5-9. Serving 11:30-10 Mon-Thu, 11:30-11 Fri, 12-11 Sat. Closed Sunday. Reservations accepted. AE, D, MC, V. $$

Aroma Bar & Grill

485 Main St., Great Barrington, Mass., (413) 528-3116, aromabarandgrill.com. The six-page menu offers the expected gamut of traditional Indian fare, with masalas and biryanis noted as signature dishes. Try the rasam, a light, tamarind-scented lentil soup or the chicken madras, a curry enhanced with pepper and lemon. Takeout available. Full bar. Serving lunch 11:30-3 Tue-Sun, dinner 4:30-10:30 Sun-Thu, 4:30-11 Fri-Sat, buffet 11:30-3 Sunday. AE, D, MC, V. $$$

Curry House

1112 Madison Ave., Albany, 438-2265. curryhousealbany.com. This Northern Indian restaurant, now in its 12th year of operation, features a large selection of appetizers, curries, shish kebabs, tandoori entrées and Indian breads. Lunch buffet daily 11:30-2:30 Mon-Fri, Sat-Sun noon-3. Off-premises catering and takeout available. Serving 11:30-10 Mon-Thu, 11:30-11 Fri, noon-11 Sat, noon-10 Sun. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $

Gandhi Indian Restaurant

1 Central Ave., Albany, 449-5577. At the epicenter of Albany’s Indian-restaurant neighborhood, serving Northern Indian food and offering a lunch buffet from 11:30 to 2:30 all-week. Under new management. Serving 11:30-10:30 Mon-Thu, 11:30-11 Fri, noon-11 Sat, noon-10 Sun. AE, DC, MC, V. $

Jewel of India on Lark

187 Lark St., Albany, 512-5600, 649-3099. Authentic Bangladeshi and Indian cuisine, where spices and herbs are deployed together. On-premises catering. Takeout and delivery available. Reservations recommended. Serving 11:30-10:00 Mon-Thu, 11:30-10:30 Fri, noon-10:30 Sat, noon-10 Sun.  daily. AE, ATM, D, MC, V. $$.


9B Johnson Road, Latham, 785-7600; 47 Caroline St., Saratoga Springs, 580-1144, karavalli.com. Specializing in regional dishes from all over India. Daily lunch buffet, weekend brunch. Full bar, off-premises catering, takeout available, reservations accepted. Serving lunch 11:30-2:30 Mon-Fri; brunch noon-3 Sat-Sun; dinner 5-10 Sun-Thu, 5-11 Fri-Sat. AE, D, MC, V, personal checks. $$

Latham Biryani

638 Loudon Road, Latham, 782-1510. You’ll find lots of traditional Indian/Pakistani cuisine here, including lamb curry, chicken curry, rice dishes and tandoori chicken. Specializing in briyani. On/off-premises catering, takeout available. Serving 11:30-10 Mon-Thu, 11:30-10:30 Fri. Brunch buffet 12-3 Sat-Sun, noon-10:30 Sat, noon-10 Sun; lunch buffet 11:30-2:30 Mon-Fri. AE, D, MC, V. $


35 Central Ave., Albany, 465-0333. Pakistani-Indian restaurant serving vegetarian, Halal meat and seafood dishes. Takeout, delivery, on- and off-premises catering. Banquet facilities for up to 100 people. Reservations accepted. Lunch buffet 11:30-2 Mon-Fri, 12-3 Sat and Sun. Dinner buffet Fri-Sat 5-9. Serving 11:30-10 Mon-Thu, 11:30-11 Fri, noon-11 Sat, noon-10 Sun. AE, D, MC, V $

Little India

60 Court St., Saratoga Springs, 583-4151. Standard Indian fare, including curries and other stews, tandoori dishes and a wide array of vegetarian items. Wine and beer, including Indian beer. Takeout available. Serving lunch 11:30-3 Tue-Sat; dinner 5-10 daily. AE, MC, V. $$

Mr. Tikka Kabab

450 Madison Ave., Albany, 472-8080. This new addition to the Center Square neighborhood offers traditional Indian and Pakistani food, take out and a lunch buffet. Delivery available. Serving 11-11 daily.  D, MC, V. $


952 Troy Schenectady Road, Latham, 389-2500. Pakistani-Indian restaurant, serving vegetarian, Halal meat, seafood dishes and fresh breads. Lunch buffet seven days a week. On- and off-premises catering. Takeout available. No reservations. Serving 11:30-10 Mon-Thu, 11:30-11 Fri, noon-11 Sat, noon-10 Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $

Shalimar Restaurant

180 Delaware Ave., Delmar, 439-4200. Flavorful Indian fare to eat in or take out. Serving a variety of vegetarian, meat and chicken dishes, fresh-baked tandoori bread and other stuffed breads. BYOB, catering available. Lunch buffet daily 11:30-2:30. Serving 11:30-10 Mon-Fri, noon-10 Sat-Sun. Reservations accepted. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $


1929 Central Ave., Colonie, 456-6670, sitarindianrestaurant.com. A variety of chicken, lamb, shrimp and vegetable dishes and always-sizzling tandoori ovens. “Sun Room” dining area open on weekends and for special parties. Full bar, catering and banquet facilities. Serving lunch 11:30-2 Tue-Fri; dinner 5-10 Tue-Sat, 5-9 Sun. Closed Mon. Sunday buffet noon-3 through Father’s Day. Takeout available. Reservations suggested. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$$

Taj Mahal Indian Restaurant 

118 Jay St. (across from City Hall), Schenectady, 370-3664, tajmahalindianfood.com. An assortment of Indian cuisine, with meat, seafood and vegetarian dishes available; takeout and delivery available; banquet facilities for 100 people. On/off-premises catering. Lunch buffet 11:30-2:30 Mon-Fri. Dinner 4-9 Mon-Sat. Open for parties only on Sunday. Reservations accepted. AE, MC, V, D. $$


54 Clifton Country Road, Clifton Park, 688-1548, zaikany.com. The Zaika Sampler Dinner gives a great overview, with tandoori chicken, reshmi kabab and sheek kabab, a curry, naan and more. Both northern and southern Indian fare are offered, and there’s outdoor dining, often with music, during the warm months. Full bar. Catering and takeout available. Reservations suggested for parties of six or more. Serving a lunch buffet 11:45-2:30 Tue-Fri, noon-3 Sat-Sun; dinner 5-10 Mon-Sat, 5-9 Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$$

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