in general, my knowledge about the food of India and Pakistan et al in the Boston area seems vastly inadequate, so I’m looking for suggestions. What I gather is that like a lot of the USA, this cuisine here is mostly dominated by the food of the Punjabi region, which from what little I know covers a region of both India and Pakistan.
What I’m wondering is just what there is around here at (sorry, scare quotes) “Indian” restaurants that lies outside this region, or, even, is beyond what’s usually seen.
Zam Zam in Medford Square has a few dishes that seem to be to my untrained eye to be on the Pakistan/Afganistan range that are at least uncommon. Godavari in Woburn seems to focus on South Indian cuisine (+ is great) and though I have not gone since they were in Central Square, Royal Bengal appears at least to still have some Bengali dishes. Suvaai in Cambridge has some Sri Lankan specialties.
I know there’s also the regional thing that Ritu Ki Rasoi apparently does on Wednesdays, which I’d love to check out but unfortunately am rarely in the area midweek.
So: is there anything else around here (including Metrowest, etc) beyond these that serve dishes that aren’t the usual? Would love to know if so.
Thanks for any suggestions.