There's more to this far-flung suburban strip-mall find than just the curious pairing of samosas, dosas and curries with fresh-baked Western-style sheet cakes: this mini-chain (with a second location in Bensalem) also makes some of the most vividly authentic Indian food in the region. Blazing hot with aromatic spice and hard-to-find specialties from southern India and the Indo-Chinese canon, this quick-serve operation offers an extremely casual family setting and an unvarnished taste of home for the large Indian population that has come for tech industry jobs in the far western suburbs. No reservations.
Samosas; pani puri; sev puri; alu tikki chaat; vada pav; pav bhaji; chicken 65; chole bhatura; gobi Manchurian; chicken dosa; paper dosa; biryani (chicken or goat); dal makhani; malai kofta; chicken chettinad; naan; gulab jamun. Prices: $6.99-$13.99.
BYOB: You'll need a quencher for the serious spice, so think bubbles and acidity - ice-cold bottles of Belgian-style witbier (like the orange-scented Clown Shoes Clementine) are a perfect match. But a bottle of brut Champagne works well, too, for a splurge.
A reasonable 78 decibels when the TV playing Bollywood videos is dialed to a manageable volume. (Ideal is 75 decibels or less.)
Entire menu Sunday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, until 10:30.