Fans of international fare, your wait is over.
Maple Indian Cuisine opened last Friday, Sept. 5, bringing tastes of the subcontinent to Goshen for the first time.
Owner Bobby Singh said he might adjust business hours as he gets a better feel for customer preferences, but for now Maple Indian Cuisine will be open seven days a week, serving lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and dinner from 5 to 10 p.m. An $8.99 buffet will be available during lunch hours.
The restaurant puts its own spin on the traditional bread basket, offering more than a dozen varieties of naan and other traditional breads, including everything from paratha (pan-fried wheat flat bread) to aloo naan, a sourdough stuffed with spiced mashed potatoes.
Indian food traditionally includes many meatless dishes, so vegetarian diners have plenty of options to choose from. The menu includes over a dozen non-meat appetizers and nearly 20 vegetable entrees served with basmati rice. There are also multiple curry and sauce options served over shrimp or fish.
Many diners will want to choose from the murghe de namoone or gosht ke namoone (roughly translated as chicken and lamb entrees). The options include both types of meat served in rogen josh, a robust yogurt sauce, karahi (choice of meat cooked with bell peppers, onions and tomatoes) and spicy Madras curry.
After a spicy meal, visitors can cool the palate with kulfi, a homemade ice cream flavored either with mango or saffron, pistachio and cardamom.