9515 N. Lamar #156, Austin, 78753, 512/997-7923
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 11:30am-2:30pm, 5-9:30pm; Sat.-Sun., 11:30am-9:30pm
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
Everything we've had has been amazingly good. Complex and richly layered sauces and superb breads form a large and unique menu.
10710 Research #126, 512/342-2252
offers predominantly South Indian street food, served in a clean space by helpful and friendly staff. Be sure to try the fried idli, pani puri, khasta kachori, and the chole samosas.
13000 N. I-35, Bldg. 12 #216, 512/491-5055