Three meals a day in the Food Zoo can get old really fast. Luckily for students, Tandoor Express opened this month in the UC food court, serving “authentic Indian cuisine”.
Tandoor Express offers a different kind of curry everyday, with one vegetable curry and two meat curries. They pick a recipe at random each morning.
Due to this method, the food isn’t always consistent. The first time I ordered lunch the chicken curry was bland and a little dry. But the next time, the green-bean coconut curry and spinach chicken curry were both great.
If curry isn’t your thing, Tandoor Express always serves delicious appetizers including potato dumplings, chicken puffs and, of course, naan and mango lassi.
Tandoor Express opened on March 3. Raju Roy, the head cook, said they import all of their spices from India and everything else they buy from stores in Missoula. The UC food court is the restaurant’s only location.
Whether or not you enjoy your meal at Tandoor Express depends on what they decide to make that day. Not every recipe will be the best, but they will always have something new to try.