Eats: Indian

  • Best of WNC Hall Of Fame!

    The little things at Mela go a long way. The naan comes straight from their tandoor oven with the perfect ratio of flfluff to char. The dal gets a decadent, creamy upgrade. If you’re lucky enough to catch it as a special, the lime pickle — a humble pot of jelly — will knock you out of your seat, it’s so tangy and delicious. And best of all, for $11 at lunch, all-youcan-eat goodness and a local pint await. — E.P.

    Mela Indian Restaurant

    70 N. Lexington Ave., Asheville NC

    225-8880
    melaasheville.com
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  • Chai Pani

    22 Battery Park Ave., Asheville NC

    254-4003
    chaipani.net
    Directions
  • India Garden

    80 S. Tunnel Road, Asheville NC

    298-5001
    indiagardenonline.com
    Directions