Best, inexpensive Indian in Mississauga or Oakville...
My siblings and I inherited the foodie gene (big time) - we got it from my father... but while my 78 year old mother appreciates food (what choice did she have in our family?), she is less adventurous, and still giggles about the food adventures I've taken her on over the years. She's had Indian, and liked it, but whenever I visit her it kills me to drive by the countless interesting-looking Indian stores and restaurants, and not try some.
I would appreciate simple (doesn't have to be fancy - as a matter of fact, the more downscale the better), inexpensive recommendations for Indian food in these areas so the next time I see her I can tell her I'm taking her out to her favourite restaurant (Red Lobster), but I'll really be taking her out for something much more interesting... Closest major intersections to her home are Erin Mills and Dundas, so she is close to and has easy access to Mississauga and Oakville. Thanks.
In that neighborhood there is Bombay Bhel (on Dundas west of Winston Churchill). The food is qute tasty and reasonably priced - I'm not sure it's the best in the area, but if your mom is not a real food adventurer, I think she will be ok there, and it is authentic enough that a foodie can ejoy it as well. I have had better Indian outside of that general area you are looking at.
The papri chaat has nice wafers that aren't greasy and in nicely spiced with a good level of heat and tamarind. The pakoras are large, though I tend to find them a bit greasy. I tend to stick to the tandoori mains - the chicken tikka has always been flavorful and tender as has the paneer tikka. I find the channa masala a bit watery and not flavorful enough. The okra is delicious. also, the naan is very very fresh.
re: mac n cheeze
Nothing to bear Brar Sweets - 199 Advance Blvd (at Dixie), Brampton, 905-799-1625 - huge assortment, buffet-style - fresh homecooked style North Indian food.
For South Indian a good choice is Saravana Bhavan - 4553 HURONTARIO ST, MISSISSAUGA, ON L4Z 3L9
in between Elia & Kingsbridge Garden
(Cross Street: Hurontario ST and Kingsbridge Garden CIR)