Mughlai's Gem

A North Dallas Indian restaurant captures the spirit of home.

Fried appetizers, though, are less appealing. Pakoras coat mixed vegetables in a flour of ground chickpeas and are deep fried without becoming oily, but the finished dish is bland and lifeless. Same for the samosas, which boast an intensely spiced potato and pea mixture but still don't work as well as they could with the pastry. Skip these starters and dive right into the kebabs and curries and be sure to order plenty of naan and rice to go around the table.

Mughlai's okra bests the typical strip-mall stuff. So does its dining room.
Catherine Downes
Mughlai's okra bests the typical strip-mall stuff. So does its dining room.

Location Info



5301 Alpha Road
Dallas, TX 75240

Category: Restaurant > Indian

Region: North Dallas


Mughlai Fine Indian Cuisine

5301 Alpha Road No. 14, 972-392-7786, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 5:30-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 5:30-10:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, noon-3 p.m., 5:30-10 p.m. Sunday. $$$

Bhindi masala $10

Chana pindi $10

Dal makhani $10

Murgh makhmal-e-kebab $14

Murgh saagwala $14

Gosht vindaloo $16

Masaledar goat $20

Yes, you have to order rice and bread as a side, which is a little disappointing considering the curries can run as high as $22, but the portions are large and easily shared. Each curry is presented in a small copper karahi with a spoon for serving. Get as many dishes as will fit on your table (and the tables here are generous) along with an order or two of rice or bread and start sharing. This is how many Indians eat at home. And Indian mothers be damned — the food at Mughlai is just as good.

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So glad this restaurant is finally getting the recognition it deserves - truly the best Indian food in Dallas - my daughters and I love it!