G’s family was in town a few weeks ago and they love to go out for Indian food. Since we haven’t established our favorite Indian place yet we did some research online and decided to try Kandas in Morrisville. The restaurant is in a strip mall and is very basic in décor. The menu is primarily focused on the North Indian dishes typically seen on restaurant menus. They did, however, have a section of a few Indo-Chinese options. We tried the Chicken Tikka Masala, which is chicken cooked tandoori style (marinated and cooked in a clay oven) served in a creamy masala sauce. It was tasty with just the right creaminess. We tried the Dal Tadka, which is a simple dish of yellow split peas spiced with cumin seeds. It was very comforting and simple. The Karaikudi Mutton Masala was a nice goat curry which was spicy and rich. The Fish Moilee is a curry of sautéed fish flavored with turmeric, ginger, green chilies, mustard seed, fenugreek seeds and tempered with coconut milk. It was a rich creamy dish with a flavorful sauce. Overall, the food was tasty and well prepared but nothing amazing. I was a disappointed in the minimal amount of meat in each dish. I would like to try some of the Indo-Chinese dishes one day. If it was closer to us, I could see it as a go-to for take out however, I am not sure it is worth the drive.
10255 Chapel Hill Road
Morrisville, NC 27560