Ah... the wonders of Indian cuisine.

It's the way the cumin seeds pop and turn fragrant. Or how the shallots are sliced to the perfect thickness. No matter how simple or complex the dish is, attention is being put into every aspect of preparing it for a delicious, memorable meal that tunefully brings together colors, flavors and blissful varieties.

To absolutely master the art of Indian cooking may take years to hone and refine, but those looking to satisfy their cravings can find quick solutions by eating out. Most Indian restaurants do not serve pork and offer alcohol on their menu, but they source their meat from halal certified suppliers. Listed below are just a few of the best Indian restaurants in Malaysia!

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    Best Indian Restaurants in Kuala Lumpur & Petaling Jaya

    Nadodi Kuala Lumpur

    Treat your taste buds to artisan Southern Indian creations warm-heartedly prepared using fresh, exclusively sourced ingredients, using recipes originating from Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Sri Lanka. Recommended: Nomad's Globe & 11-Mile Journey

    Nadodi Kuala Lumpur
    A modern Indian menu at Nadodi Kuala Lumpur
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    Nadodi Kuala Lumpur
    Address: Lot 183, 1st Floor, Jalan Mayang, Off Jalan Yap Kwan Seng, Kuala Lumpur.
    Website: https://www.nadodikl.com
    Phone: +603 2181 4334
    Email: info@nadodikl.com

    Qureshi Restaurant

    The international chain of Qureshi restaurants are known for the old-world Dum cuisine - the forgotten cuisines of the Nawabs of Awadh. It features a unique glass-enclosed Tandoor area that welcomes gazes and admiration from observing spectators.

    Qureshi Restaurant
    Qureshi Restaurant - a famous Indian restaurant in the city
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    Qureshi Restaurant
    Address: Ground Floor, East Wing, TPC Kuala Lumpur No 10, Jalan 1/70D, Kuala Lumpur.
    Website: https://www.qureshi-intl.com
    Phone: +603-2011 1007
    Email: info@qureshi-intl.com

    Betel Leaf

    Experience the very best of Nattukottai Chettiars - a Tamil caste from Tamil Nadu known for their warm hospitality and exceptional cuisine. Betel Leaf stands in a class by itself by rearing its own livestock such as goats and rabbits, as well as growing its own produce at a dedicated farm in Mantin, Negeri Sembilan.

    Betel Leaf Kuala Lumpur
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    Betel Leaf
    Address: 77A Leboh Ampang, Kuala Lumpur.
    Website: http://www.betel-leaf.com/
    Phone: +6012-3992312
    Email: info@betel-leaf.com

    Annalakshmi, Brickfields

    Established in 1984, this decade-old restaurant begun with an initiative to empower and unite housewives and mothers through their precious culinary skills, consistently honed through tradition, patience and practice.

    Annalakshmi Brickfields
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    Annalakshmi Brickfields
    Address: The Temple of Fine Arts, 116, Jalan Berhala, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur.
    Website: http://annalakshmi.com.my/
    Phone: +603 2274 0799
    Email: annalakshmikul@yahoo.com

    The Ganga Cafe, Taman Bukit Pantai

    Vegetarian Gujarati cuisine is said to be one of the oldests culinary treasures of India, and you can devote yourself to immersing in it at The Ganga Cafe - a cosy neighbourhood eatery that runs its own farming and serves pure and organic Jain & Buddhist food. No MSG and colouring used!

    The Ganga Cafe bangsar
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    The Ganga Cafe
    Address: 19, Lorong Kurau, Taman Bukit Pantai, 59100,Kuala Lumpur.
    Website: https://theganga.com.my/
    Phone: +03 2284 2119
    Email: meeta.sheth@cleveredge.com.my

    Saravana Bhavan

    Priding itself on being one of the largest South Indian restaurant chain in the world, Saravana Bhavan serves vegetarian, Ayurveda-compliant food that is packed with nutritional values best enjoyed by the entire family. Recommended: Banana leaf meals, mini tiffins and masala dosa.

    Saravana Bhavan
    Saravana Bhavan Malaysia

    Saravana Bhavan
    Address: 52, Jalan Maarof, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur.
    Website: http://www.saravanabhavan.com/
    Phone: +603-22871228
    Email: sa2bhavan@gmail.com

    Kayra Authentic Kerala Cuisine, TTDI

    With a name that means coconut palm trees in Malayalam, Kayra started off as a gathering point for Keralites to keep them connected with their roots and cultures. Kerala food is distinct thanks to its extensive use of coconut, be it in vegetarian or non-vegetarian dishes.

    Kayra Authentic Kerala Cuisine
    Kayra Authentic Kerala Cuisine, TTDI

    Kayra Authentic Kerala Cuisine
    Address: 46 Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 1, Taman Tun Dr Ismail 60000 Kuala Lumpur.
    Website: http://www.kayra.com.my/
    Phone: +603 7732 2009
    Email: kayrakeralacuisine@gmail.com

    Malabar Palace, Sri Hartamas

    Malabar Palace consciously prepares nutritious, healthy food by generously incorporating herbs and spices in the cooking. It promotes food with healing properties through classical Indian and Pakistani cuisine without denying good taste.

    Malabar Palace Sri Hartamas
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    Malabar Palace Sri Hartamas
    Address: Ground 8B&9, Hartamas Shopping Centre, Kuala Lumpur.
    Website: http://www.malabarpalace.com/
    Phone: +603-6206 2310
    Email: info@malabarpalace.com

    Passage Thru India, Bukit Bintang

    A one-stop eatery for all lovers of Indian food, Passage Thru India carefully handpicked the most popular dishes from regions across India while preserving their authenticity and merging them with age-long traditions.

    Passage Thru India kl
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    Passage Thru India
    Address: 4 Jalan Delima, off Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur.
    Website: https://www.passagethruindia.com
    Phone: +603-2145 0366
    Email: info@passagethruindia.com

    Sagar Restaurant, Bangsar

    Quality above all is a principle held closely by Sagar Restaurant over the years. The satisfaction of their customers is their main priority, and they ensure it by cooking up tasty and hygienic authentic Northern Indian fares.

    Sagar Restaurant kl
    Photo credit: Sagar Restaurant Kuala Lumpur

    Sagar Restaurant
    Address: 4, Lorong Maarof, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur.
    Website: http://www.sagarrestaurant.com
    Phone: +603-2284 2532
    Email: sagar.restaurant@gmail.com

    Delhi Royale, Kuala Lumpur

    With an interior bedazzled with gleaming gold, you are invited to dine like a royal at Delhi Royale where well thought out flavors and aesthetic pleasures come together.

    Delhi Royale Kuala Lumpur
    Dehli Royale Kuala Lumpur

    Delhi Royale
    Address: Lot No. 2 & 3, Wisma Longrich 33 Jalan Yap Kwan Seng, Kuala Lumpur.
    Website: http://www.delhiroyale.com
    Phone: +603-2165 1555
    Email: info@delhiroyale.com

    Moghul Mahal, Menara KL

    Moghul Mahal pronounced as ‘Moghul Mahal’ means Moghul Palace which is A perfect place to dine with comfort with all the Authentic north Indian cuisine that comes from home cooked style at affordable price at Brickfields, commonly known as Little India in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is full of India’s cultural diversity.

    Moghul Mahal kl
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    Moghul Mahal
    Address: UG-06 & 07, Menara Kuala Lumpur.
    Website: https://www.moghulmahal.com.my/
    Phone: +6016-3765825
    Email: info@moghulmahal.com.my

    Namaste India, Sri Hartamas

    Transforming simple dishes into exotic cuisine is the strong suit here, made possible by chefs from India as well as the use of assorted, authentic and rustic spices. Recommended: Hara Bhaara Chaat & Dhal Makhni.

    Namaste India menu
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    Namaste India
    Address: 11 Jalan Sri Hartamas 7, Kuala Lumpur.
    Website: http://namasteindia.com.my/
    Phone: +603-6206 3538
    Email: namasteindiahartamas@gmail.com

    Malgudi Indian Cuisine, Seksyen 16

    Malgudi serves both northern and southern Indian food prepared using traditional ways by an experienced team of chefs from India.

    Malgudi Indian Cuisine
    Malgudi Indian Cuisine Petaling Jaya

    Malgudi Indian Cuisine
    Address: Lot 17 Lorong Universiti C, Seksyen 16 Petaling Jaya.
    Website: https://www.facebook.com/malgudirestaurant/
    Phone: +603-7931 2556
    Email: malgudirestaurantpj@gmail.com

    The Sultani, Ampang

    Specialising in Mughlai dishes - the traditional cuisine of subcontinent Pakistan and India, The Sultani allows its patrons to enjoy a hearty meal in a traditional setting accompanied by music and Sharbat. Recommended: Butter chicken, Fish Kasoori, Chicken Tandoori and Raan E Akbari.

    The Sultani KL
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    The Sultani
    Address: Level 5, Hotel Flamingo Tasik Ampang, Jalan Hulu Kelang, Ampang.
    Website: http://www.sultani.com.my
    Phone: +603-4251 7360
    Email: sultanshah@sultani.com.my