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India Chaat Cafe

18101 Preston Rd.
Dallas, TX 75252
972-381-0003
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India Chaat Cafe +

Kathy Tran

Details

  • Sun-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10:30pm
  • $; $$
  • Wheelchair accessible, Catering, Kid Friendly, Takeout
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • Beer/Wine
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
In Far North Dallas, sharing a strip mall with the refined French bistro Cadot, India Chaat Café is a fast food and takeout spot that projects peppy optimism. The bright colors, TV tuned to an Indian music video channel and simple menu all suggest the kind of comfort food in which this restaurant specializes. India Chaat Café's aloo tikki chaat ($4) is a colorful bowl built on two patties formed from potatoes, herbs, hot chili pepper flakes and seeds. It’s enough for a meal by itself, but save room for other snacks and sides, including naan stuffed with lamb ($3.50). It couldn’t be simpler: a stack of buttered naan with a paper-thin layer of ground lamb and parsley folded into the pockets. In case you hit spice overload, there’s a refreshing yogurt dip speckled with seasoning and thin shreds of carrot. The restaurant’s specialty, while not technically a chaat, is indisputably delicious: “Desi-style” pizzas with Indian toppings. A small chili paneer pizza ($8) boasts a thin crust that stays perfectly crisp all the way to the center, topped with bell peppers, small cubes of paneer, a little bit of oregano and a lot of spice. This is some of the best, and unlikeliest, pizza in North Dallas.

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