As we await the results of the 2019 Best Indian Foodster Awards for Independent Restaurants, let me tell you about a new Indian cafe in South Orlando that you may want to give a try.
It’s called Signature India and it opened in April in a strip mall at 11352 S. Orange Blossom Trail in Orlando. The place isn’t heavy on decor. There are tomato red walls and oxblood red booth backs and pendant lights over the booth tables. The place is neat and tidy for the most part.
Amaravati Goat Curry had big hunks of meat in a thick gravy.
I like lentils, so I enjoyed the Sambar.
And the Manchurian Gobi was another good vegetarian option.
The Butter Chicken was smooth and creamy, excellent over the jasmine rice.
There was a separate table of biriyanis, including Chicken Dum Biriyani, which differs from regular chicken biriyani because in this case the meat is cooked along with the rice and vegetables instead of separately.
The presentation was kept well stocked and kempt. Servers were attendant with water glass refills and clearing dishes.
I’m not sure Signature India would have made our list of finalists for Best Indian – which you can vote on at this link – but if you’re in South Orlando you may want to stop in.
Signature India is at 11352 S. Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando. It is open for lunch and dinner Wednesday through Monday. The phone number is 407-412-6606.