Since moving back to Louisiana, it’s been fun going to new resturants that were not in the area when I lived here long ago. One of those resurants is Masala Indian Kitchen in Lafayette, LA. The first time eating here was for lunch. Most of the morning had been spent house hurting and wanted to grab lunch that I knew my dautgher would eat. She loves naan and dipping it in curry. 

Well, lunch that day was ok. It wasn’t anything to rave about. Fast forward a couple of months, my sister suggest going together for dinner. Let me tell you, it was 100 times better. It was a totally different food experience. I’m happy it was. 

What I’m eating…

I’ll share what dishes I ate on my two visits to Masala Indian Kitchen. What’s so good, is if you don’t eat your whole meal it makes for great leftovers. 

Here’s what I’ve tried so far:

Channa Masala – Chickpeas smothered in a tomatoes and onion gravy with a blend of freshly ground spices. This is what I ordered my first time visiting Masala’s. It’s my go-to dish whenever I eat Indian food.

Butter Chicken – Boneless pieces of tandoori chicken in a rich and creamy tomato sauce. I ordered this on my second visit and it was so delicious. This will now be my new go-to dish. This would be the dish I would recommend to anyone who is trying Indian food for the first time. The spice flavors dance on your tongue. I ordered it medium spicy level but could have gone up a notch to give it that kick. But even at medium spice level, it was still very good.

Tandoori Chicken – Chicken thights and legs marinated in a mixture of yogurt and tandoori spices, then char-grill. For me, i’s a must to order some tandoori chicken when I’m eating Indian food. 

Was it good??

The first time, not so much. Second time, yes. I will be returning and will even try eating there again at lunch time. 

  • Taste 98% 98%
  • Customer Service 100% 100%
  • Make Good Leftovers 100% 100%
Butter chicken - Masala Indian Restaurant.