Indigo Indian Restaurant

Many Indian expats in Budapest would tell you that their go-to restaurant is Indigo — an Indian restaurant hardly needs a better endorsement than that. Indigo, which opened in 2005 and also has a sister location in Buda, is a casually elegant sit-down venue not far from downtown in District 6.

You'll find the typical North Indian collection of dishes here including samosas, tandoori chicken, lamb biryani, and butter chicken. Of the meat dishes, the fragrant chicken korma (€9) and the light and flavorful butter chicken stood out most. Vegetarians should opt for the creamy dal makhani (€6), a buttery dish from Punjab made from black lentils and beans, and the saag paneer, a plate of flavored spinach — infused with ginger, cumin, coriander, turmeric, and chiles — and pieces of soft Indian cheese. Compared with Taj Mahal restaurant, the spice levels here are milder. Save some stomach space for the pistachio-studded kulfi (€3), a traditional Indian milk-based frozen dessert.

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