The Thali Special is probably the best sampler for newbies, but you can't go wrong with the different dosas they offer. Show up hungry.
For weekday lunch try the tahli platter, with meat or vegetarian style, which includes nine items that change daily. Appetizers like Chicken 65, fried chicken morsels.
12407 N. MoPac Ste. 200-B, 512/837-4444
The authentic North Indian vegetarian menu here changes every day. Order an entrée and a side at the counter, and one minute later it arrives with rice and roti or paratha alongside. The aloo sabzi is available every day.
2121 W. Parmer #114, 512/821-0000
offers spiced vegetable dishes served with white or tamarind rice for lunch and a wide selection of reasonably priced appetizers, dosai, and sambar for dinner.
9025 Research #100, 512/719-5575