Teji's Indian in Round Rock
This opened up about 3 months ago in the same plaza off 620 in which Hao Hao resides. It's a small grocery and restaurant run by a charming husband/wife team.
We ate there for the first time last weekend and had some hits and some misses.
The samosas were good, quite standard but fresh and delicious.
The butter chicken was fantastic (and generous), as was the naan and garlic naan. The Goat Curry combination was disappointing. The portions were tiny, and the goat itself was predominantly bones and overly salted. The accompanying daal and sabji were delicious, however. Since this is Northern Indian, it's not as spicy as you might be used to, and you'll note that the raita is a bit different than most (lots of black pepper) but very tasty.
The kheer was excellent; perhaps the best I've had so far. It was thicker than most and wonderfully floral.
You can order online and pick up for convenience. The grocery store is worth checking out as well -- the frozen dosas are surprisingly good for a quick lunch; there are lots of tasty snacks and paneer for sale, too.
I love this place! Above average indian food at great prices. We had the Malai Kofta and chicken tikka masala and some somosas and naan. All were great except for the somosas which were mediocre. Entrees are in the 6-8 dollar range. This beats the overpriced, bland Indian restaurant found in Round Rock next to Zorbas (excellent by the way) and the Asian buffet.
Be aware that this is not a fancy place however. It is very small and all food is served in disposable containers. Everything is very clean though, even the highchairs. Also a great place for takeout. I love that they provide a generous portion of rice, I get irritated when I still have food, but no rice to eat it with.
The owners are great, very friendly and attentive. I am happy as well with the grocery store. Its a great place to buy spices (prices are very reasonable) and to find items you can only get at a specialty store.
A gem in the restaurant wasteland that is Round Rock.
This place has become my restaurant of choice when I get a craving for Indian food. Mama's home cooking, this ain't; this is Indian restaurant cooking, and I think it's pretty much the best in town. It's not a buffet, like so many Indian places in town.
What I recommend is the Chicken Curry or the Lamb Korma. They are good mild, or somewheat spicy. The Vindaloo's are quite hot (not the hottest I've ever had, but it's sufficient) and great with Nan. I also recommend the Malai Kofta and the Bhindi Masala (okra, done Indian style is fantastic). The Aloo Gobi is good, as is the Dum Aloo (this one is better spicy, not mild). The Chicken Tikka Masala is good, but this is a very mild dish (created, I think, in London); it is, in my opinion, a good dish for introducing someone to Indian cuisine. Once you like the cuisine, you graduate to other dishes.
The Nan is very good. The onion Nan is pretty good, and people will definitely be able to tell if have the garlic Nan.
If you like samosas, try the Samosa Chaat for something a little different. It's the standard samosas, with a chick peas gravy on top. Samosas can get a bit boring just by themselves.
They make the Indian desserts fresh here. If you happen to go on the days when there is a Hindu religious festival, you will see tons of orders of the desserts lined up for takeout. If they have it fresh that day, try the jilibi. My wife won't even try a bit of this stuff; it's so sweet that a single bite will trigger a small migraine attack. If you're sensitive to sugar at all, be careful.
This is a combination grocery store, restaurant. The food is served on paper plates, and you eat on paper plates with plastic utensils. They will bring the food to the table, but you have to get up and get the plates and utensils, as well as water, yourself. Much better, in my opinion, to do take-out. My usual take-out dinner for two is Nan, Chicken Curry, Lamb Korma and Dum Aloo.
After reading all the great reviews by best friend and I hit up Teji's last night for some takeout...we loved it! They had run out of Samosas for the evening, next time I'll call earlier to make certain I get some. The food was fragrant, flavorful, and overall fantastic!
Thanks again everyone for the great recs!
Our family loves this restaurant! They have good chaat (snacks) and our favorite is the papdi chaat. My husband is from India and this is a great place that's fairly priced and has been consistent with taste and quality.The chicken korma is our favorite and my husband really likes the saag paneer.
The owner is really friendly and the adjacent store has grocery items if needed. He's always been helpful and the food is great!