Nestled between the Westpark Tollway and Highway 59 is the Mahatma Gandhi District, more commonly known as Houston's "Little India." A tiny but dense enclave in west Houston, this neighborhood has long been a favorite for homesick expats. Visit sometime, and you'll see why.
Although there are Afghani, Pakistani and Persian restaurants on this map, the Mahatma Gandhi District is more commonly associated with the foods of southern India. In the south, recipes are (mostly) vegetarian. Rice and lentil flours replace wheat, and tomatoes and onions are often served raw rather than cooked into stews. That means light, vibrant meals that pack the same spicy punch.
But meat-lovers need not despair. In Pakistan and Iran, beef, lamb, goat or chicken are central to many dishes; in Afghani cuisine, meat can be found in nearly everything. No matter what kind of food you like, the message is clear: Get down to the Mahatma Gandhi District ASAP to celebrate Houston's rich culinary diversity one delicious bite at a time.Read More