Royal Taj Indian Cuisine
Tempe, AZ 85282
Phoenix New Times's Description
Indian food just tastes better when it feels like youâre on the enchanted subcontinent. Take a trip in without leaving the Valley by stepping past the threshold at Royal Taj. The interior is decorated with elegant Indian furnishings and dÃ©cor, and the food is authentic to match, prepared by master cooks Dina Nath and Satnam Singh. Thereâs also a full bar, a rare sight to be seen in Indian restaurants. Appetizers include the American favorite samosas â triangle-shaped pastries filled with meat, vegetables, or lentils â but onion lovers will enjoy them battered and deep fried as bhaji. The menu also features tandoori dinners with ginger chicken, shrimp, and even paneer cheese; spicy lamb, fish, and beef vindaloo; saag, choice of meat cooked in fresh spinach and spiced gravy; and chefâs specialties like karahi lamb sautÃ©ed with herbs, onions, tomatoes, and spices. The biryani rice dishes are also delicious, similar to fried rice but with chicken, nuts, raisins, and spices.