Flavors in Addison: Journey to India With Just Your Fork

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If there's one thing I've fallen in love with while living in Dallas (besides, of course, my husband), it's learning about the cultures and foods of countries around the globe. Dallas is a quintessential melting pot for international cuisine, and especially so in the North Dallas suburbs where I spend most of my time dining. 

Baskets of Naan (photo courtesy of Flavors)

In my years here I've learned to love and crave Indian food on a fairly regular basis. Perfect for people who love a bit of spice to their food, and equally exciting for those who love curries and other sauces, Indian cuisine is approachable when you want to be satisfied but also health conscious, especially at this Indian restaurant I recently discovered...

Flavors Indian Restaurant is located along Belt Line Road in Addison, or restaurant row, as I've heard it referenced. Drive too quickly and you might miss Flavors, but be sure and slow down and stop by, as this is a place you're not going to want to pass up. The full name of the restaurant is "Flavors by Ganesha ek sanskriti". Ganesha ek sanskriti is owned by Mr. Shiv Dave and his wife, Mrs. Shilpa Dave, who describe their concept as an authentic Indian restaurant chain, began in 2003, with their first restaurant in Jakarta, Indonesia. The phrase "ek sanskriti" means, "a culture".  The first restaurant in the United States for these restaurant owners, Flavors' sole aim is to bring authentic Indian cuisine to America, the way it's prepared traditionally in India. A marriage of Northern and Southern cuisine, the menu is vast and offers plenty for meat-eaters and vegetarians alike. 

Samosas (photo courtesy of Flavors)

Not sure where to start? Perhaps these photos and my comments below can help guide you.

Rogan Josh (photo courtesy of Flavors)
Butter Chicken is the dish which introduced me to Indian food. "Butter" is OBVIOUSLY a safe word for me (and most Americans), so here's your starting point if you're ready to dip your toe into a brand new (to you) culinary culture.
Butter Chicken (photo courtesy of Flavors)

As I mentioned before, it's easy to eat meatless at Flavors. With a menu planned by a nutritionist, they take the utmost of care in including an equally exciting vegetarian menu. Paneer is a go-to choice of mine on Meatless Mondays (I'm sort of doing those). Paneer Vindaloo is a favorite of mine due to the heat in the sauce, but a super approachable and widely appealing "beginner" dish if your'e vegetarian and new to Indian cuisine would be the Paneer Tikka.

Paneer Tikka (photo courtesy of Flavors)
The chef sent out a sizzling platter of Seekh Kebab, which are tenderly minced kebabs made of lamb, ginger, coriander, and other spices. This is another dish great for spice-seekers! I hadn't had this one before, but was pleasantly surprised! This and the Rogan Josh shown earlier are both new to me, and I would easily order both again.

Seekh Kebab (photo courtesy of Flavors)

Indian desserts have always felt a tad intimidating to me, as the unfamiliar words tend to send me quickly googling on my phone. Not your typical chocolate and ice cream, I'm always pleasantly surprised when I go out of my comfort zone and try one. The recommended Gulab Jamun at Flavors are deep fried balls of milk solids, dipped in sugar syrup. The portion is a perfect sweet bite to end a delicious meal that takes diners on an adventure in authentic Indian cuisine.

Gulab Jamun (photo courtesy of Flavors)

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Flavors offers a lunch buffet with free unlimited soft drink refills, Tuesday - Friday from 11am-2:30pm, and Sat/Sun from 11:30am - 3pm. 
Dinner is a la carte, and is served Sun-Thurs, 5:30pm - 10pm, and Fri/Sat from 5:30pm - 10:30pm. 

Pro tip: if you like Flavors on Facebook or Twitter, just show them and you'll receive a free Mango Lassi!

4101 Belt Line Rd. 
Addison, TX 75001
(972) 789 - 9206
Addison, Dallas ,TX 75001 


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  1. im always looks for new Indian restaurants to try in town..will definitely have to check this out, esp now that you mentioned that menu is planned by the nutritionist.

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