Dallas' Most Interesting Restaurants No. 7: Mughlai
Okra! at Mughlai.
Leading up to our annual Best of Dallas® issue, we're counting down the 50 most interesting restaurants in Dallas. These spots bring something unique or compelling to the city's dining scene, feeding both your appetite and soul.
My go-to recommendation for Indian dining in Dallas has always been Mughlai. If you're a fan of the North Indian style of cooking that dominates Indian restaurants in America, then you'll find plenty of comforting plates here.
And you'll take comforting memories with you if you dine here with friends. The large, open dining room is well suited to large groups, which is convenient because so is the majority of Indian cooking. Dishes at Mughlai are served in little karahis that can be passed around the table for sharing. Eating family style is the way to go here.
Order one dish per person for starters. Next, you're going to need plenty of starches. There are prepared rice dishes and a list of breads beyond your typical naan and parathas. Both are great for soaking up saucy curries.
If you want to up your authenticity a little more, ditch the fork and use the bread as your eating utensil. With a torn shard of bread, pinch and scoop your way through creamy black lentils, meat curries (don't skip the goat) and stir-fried vegetables. The more friends you bring with you, the more plates you'll have access to.
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