Decided to start with Gobi Manchurian (mini cauliflower flowerets tossed with tomato, onion, bell pepper, garlic and green herbs smeared with hot and tangy sauce) as appetizer with Konkani Gotala (tofu, eggplant, round potatoes and carrots cooked in a coconut sauce, tempered with dried red chilies) as main dish. Both were equally amazing, taking a lot of discipline and pacing to eat slowly 🙂
While Taste of India has a variety meat and vegetarian options, there are plentiful menu items that can be vegan when avoiding anything with cheese, yogurt, and ghee (clarified butter). Definitely plan on trying the Punjabi Chana Masala or Balti Baigan on next trip.
Note: Careful, a trip can turn into instant carb-fest with assortments of naan breads (however well worth it)!
Taste of India is located at 1241 E. Fowler Ave. Tampa, FL 33612.