Minerva's specialty is the food of Hyderabad, a mix of influences from the Persians, Turks, Mughals and British. It's full of spices and pickles, rice and meats. There are also Tamil dishes as well as a few from Malabar and Pakistan. A lunchtime buffet offers a number of usual suspects like chicken tikka masala, spinach paneer and tandoori chicken. But significantly, there are many less typical dishes: samosa chat, chana masala, malai kofta, chicken biryani, mirchi, okra fry. For dinner, lamb mango and Gobi 65 are well executed.
Minerva Indian Cuisine
515 Junction Rd., Madison, Wisconsin 53717
11:30 am-2:30 pm and 5-10 pm daily.