I love going to this place. In fact, I've told everyone how good it is so many times that I figured I should finally write a blog post to spread the word even further. They specialize in South Indian cuisine and make some of the best dosas around.
It was a cold and blustery winter morning, and after I finished a bunch of errands I found myself starving and craving Indian food. Since Indigo Indian Bistro in Manchester, CT is just a quick drive from Hartford and mere seconds off the highway exit, I knew where I was headed for a late lunch.
The daily buffet here is an incredible bargain at just $9.99 on week days and $13.99 on weekends. There are typically at least 4 vegan entrees, along with a couple of hot appetizers. chutneys, rice, bread, and sometimes even a vegan dessert.
Today's array of delicacies included a spicy Tadka Dal, Mangalorean Vegetable, Baiti Baingan, curried shredded vegetable, and pakora. They were all tasty, and did an excellent job of cleaning my sinuses.
I was pleasantly surprised by the dessert, a stew-like mung bean jaggery. It had the consistency of lentils but with the sweet savory flavor of unrefined cane sugar tempered in a coconut sauce. I think on a cold day I'd be happy with just a steaming bowl of this dessert. It was a nice ending to a delicious feast.
The atmosphere is quiet and calm, perfect for a leisurely lunch. My server was attentive without being intrusive, and my water glass was filled without the need to even request it. I hadn't realized the vegan dessert was on the buffet because it was near the meat dishes which I avoided, but she let me know about it and made a point to serve some for me. I felt like my needs as a vegan were well met, and I'd be confident to return knowing I can trust my servers to bring me dishes without any animal products. So when you go, proudly say you're vegan and I can guarantee you'll be treated well!