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Indian Restaurants in Edinburgh

 Indian restaurants in Edinburgh

Indian cuisine is famous all over the world, and an Indian meal is always a popular choice among the British population when dining out. India and Edinburgh may be a long, long way from each other, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t experience that flavours of India without leaving the Scottish capital. There are plenty of amazing Indian restaurants in Edinburgh to choose from, whether you’re looking to splurge on a fine dining experience, or are looking for a fuss-free but delicious budget meal. Easily browse the best of Edinburgh’s Indian restaurants and book a table online with Quandoo.

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Shezan

Shezan

New Town
Indian££££
5.0/6195
Shezan
Bombay Lounge Dalkeith

Bombay Lounge Dalkeith

Town Centre
Indian££££
5.5/6120
Bombay Lounge Dalkeith
Spice Lounge Kitchen

Spice Lounge Kitchen

East Craigs
Indian££££
5.3/685
Spice Lounge Kitchen
Kalpna

Kalpna

Newington
Indian££££
4.9/637
Kalpna

Apricot Indian & Nepalese Restaurant

Town Centre
Indian££££
5.5/633
Apricot Indian & Nepalese Restaurant
The Mumbai Mansion

The Mumbai Mansion

Haymarket
Indian££££
5.2/648
The Mumbai Mansion
The Raj - Blackhall

The Raj - Blackhall

Blackhall
Indian££££
5.4/629
The Raj - Blackhall
Ignite Restaurant

Ignite Restaurant

Haymarket
Indian££££
5.4/638
Ignite Restaurant
Indian Lounge - Edinburgh

Indian Lounge - Edinburgh

New Town
Indian££££
5.0/627
Indian Lounge - Edinburgh
Passage To India - Edinburgh

Passage To India - Edinburgh

New Town
Indian££££
5.0/631
Passage To India - Edinburgh
The Ashmaan

The Ashmaan

Linlithgow
Indian££££
5.7/618
The Ashmaan
Zaika Restaurant

Zaika Restaurant

Livingston
Indian££££
5.4/618
Zaika Restaurant
Everest Inn - Dunfermline

Everest Inn - Dunfermline

Town Centre
Indian££££
6.0/64
Everest Inn - Dunfermline
10 to 10 in Delhi

10 to 10 in Delhi

Old Town
Indian££££
5.5/64
10 to 10 in Delhi
Shish Mahal - Musselburgh

Shish Mahal - Musselburgh

Musselburgh
Indian££££
6.0/66
Shish Mahal - Musselburgh
Abida

Abida

Corstorphine
Indian
5.2/615
Abida
Himalaya Restaurant - Edinburgh

Himalaya Restaurant - Edinburgh

Bruntsfield
Indian££££
5.3/69
Himalaya Restaurant - Edinburgh
Annakut Vegetarian/Vegan Indian Restaurant

Annakut Vegetarian/Vegan Indian Restaurant

Newington
Indian££££
5.8/66
Annakut Vegetarian/Vegan Indian Restaurant
Kama Sutra Edinburgh

Kama Sutra Edinburgh

Old Town
Indian££££
5.0/62
Kama Sutra Edinburgh
Mughal Indian Restaurant

Mughal Indian Restaurant

Old Town
Indian££££
5.8/64
Mughal Indian Restaurant
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    A history of Indian cuisine in the United Kingdom

    The UK’s love for for a good curry dates all the way back to the colonial times of the British Raj, the rule by the British Crown in the Indian subcontinent between 1858 and 1947. British wives would interact with their Indian cooks, resulting in the invention of Anglo-Indian cuisine – Indian dishes adopted to suit Western palates. Indian cuisine was then introduced to the United Kingdom, and it was here that famous dishes like the balti, korma and chicken tikka massala were invented. One of the first Indian restaurants in Edinburgh – Khushi’s – opened in 1974 and the Scottish capital has been crazy for curry ever since, and these days there’s plenty of great Indian restaurants in Edinburgh to choose from.
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    Explore the Indian subcontinent at Indian restaurants in Edinburgh

    Indian food is very diverse, with cuisines varying a great amount as you travel from region to region, influenced by the areas religion and the produce that is available locally. In the North of India curries are a staple and dishes are often heavier and creamier, while in the South, cooking is based around rice, lentils and stews, with popular dishes like dosa (a type of crepe made from lentil and rice). In the West, Maharashtra’s coastal location means that fish and coconut feature heavily in dishes, while Gujarati cuisine is mostly vegetarian with some Chinese influences, meanwhile, the east of India is famous for its amazing desserts.
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    The best dishes to try at Edinburgh Indian restaurants

    For a beginner, delving into the fiery depths of Indian cuisine can be daunting with so many options to choose from. Let us talk you through some of the dishes that you must try at Edinburgh Indian restaurants: Butter chicken – one of the most famous Indian dishes, butter chicken or murgh makhani as it is also know is a rich and butter dish with thick chunks of chicken, served either mild or spicy. Goan fish curry – an aromatic fish curry with lots of spices from the Goa region. Malai kofta – a vegetarian favourite, malai kofta consists of potato and paneer balls, deep-fried and then served in a tomato and cream-based sauce. Jalfrezi – voted as the UK’s favourite, the jalfrezi is perfect for those who love their curry with a bit of a spicy kick. Korma – a classic Indian British dish that has been adapted to suit Western palates, the korma is one for those who prefer sweet flavours over spice.
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    Indian dishes with a Scottish twist

    If you want to try something a bit different from the usual curry house classics, then you’re in luck at Indian restaurants in Edinburgh. Scotland is famous for its seafood and game, and at many of Edinburgh’s Indian restaurants you will find local produce like Scottish salmon, venison, haddock, pheasant and scallops being incorporated into the menu. Another must-try is haggis pakora – a fusion of the Indian classic and Scotland’s national dish that has been popping up on menus all over the country, while some Indian restaurants in Edinburgh have been taking things to the next level with creations like the Irn Bru bhuna, a curry infused with Scotland’s infamous favourite soft drink.
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    The best Indian restaurants in Edinburgh Old Town

    As one of Europe’s top tourist destinations, Edinburgh Old Town has no shortage of great places to eat out, and in amongst all of the traditional Scottish restaurants you’ll find a number of amazing Indian curry houses waiting to be discovered. Try some Indian tapas at Guchhi India – the perfect way to curb your hunger after a day of sightseeing in the Old Town, or book a table at one of the traditional Indian restaurants in Edinburgh’s Old Town and enjoy time-honoured recipes whipped up using age-old cooking methods.
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    Find and book the best Indian restaurants in Edinburgh with Quandoo

    Whether you’re a tourist looking to find out the best place to go for a curry in Edinburgh, or you are a local on the hunt for a new hidden gem to try out, Quandoo are here to help you find Indian restaurants in Edinburgh with ease. Filter by cuisine type, price and district and find the perfect Indian restaurant in Edinburgh for you. Once you’ve taken your pick, quickly and easily book a table online. Finding the best Indian restaurants in Edinburgh has never been so simple!