The Yellow Chilli Dallas
Upscale-yet-laid-back spot for authentic Indian favorites
Indian restaurants in North Texas usually fall into one of two categories: family-run buffets in strip malls, or Americanized versions that cater to folks seeking safety in their “exotic” culinary endeavors. This international chain manages to bring traditional dishes and flavors while delivering the kind of polished dining experience that’s typically lacking in all those other mom-and-pop operations. Sure, you’ll find safe choices like tikka masala, but also intricately spiced creations such as meen moilee (fish cooked in ground coconut-based curry with chilies and ginger) or nalli rogan josh, a popular dish featuring a hefty lamb shank cooked in chili and yogurt until it forms a luscious gravy. Better still, many of the dishes feature suggested wine pairings, which can be a real challenge without a little expert guidance.