Originally Answered: South Indian Vegetarian Restaurants around Boston, MA?
From the Boston Globe...
Masalaa Boston, 786 Boston Road/Route 3A, Billerica, 978-667-3443
In Billerica, Masalaa Boston offers vegetarian dishes from the entire subcontinent but has plenty of south Indian options. Everything we've tried at this unassuming eatery has been fabulous, and the banana leaf-lined plates are a charming touch. The south Indian fare includes silky vegetable chetti-nadu curry, masala dosas (crispy crepes made of rice and lentil flour, stuffed with chunks of spicy potatoes), and fried idly (steamed rice patties sauteed with onions and spices). Other clear winners are the palak paneer (verdant, smoky with cumin, and studded with chunks of farmers' cheese) and malai kofta curry (tender vegetable dumplings bathed in a rich cream-and-cashew sauce).
From the Boston Vegetarian Society...
59 Pond St. (Rt. 126 South, in the Pond Plaza Shopping Center, next to Market Basket)
Monday - Friday, 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.; 5 - 10 p.m. for dinner
Saturday and Sunday, 11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Named after a town in Southern India, this restaurant offers a wonderful variety of delicious South Indian Cuisine at low prices. Most items on the all-vegetarian menu can be made vegan. Try the dosa (paper thin rice and lentil crepe with various stuffings), and the veggie pakoras. The decor is simple, the flavors are elegant. Their 25 item lunchtime buffet is one of the best, and most mouth-watering, bargains to be found.
378 Maple Avenue
Monday & Wednesday - Friday, 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. and 5 - 9:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, 11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.; closed Tuesday
Vegetarian South and North Indian Cuisine
1689 Middlesex Street
Tuesday - Friday 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. and 5 - 10 p.m.;
Saturday & Sunday 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Closed Monday
Vegetarian and Vegan South Indian Cuisine. A broad menu of South Indian breads, curries, dosai (rice & lentil crepes), uthappam (rice & lentil pancakes), veggie specialties, soups, and appetizers. Also a selection of "Fusion Specials," including a Middle Eastern platter, quesedilla, Chinese dishes - and even pizza - prepared to cater to the Indian palette.
1717 Middlesex Street
Monday - Friday, 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.; 5 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, 11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Vegetarian South Indian Cuisine
185 Main Street, Northampton
Monday - Thursday, 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Friday, 7 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Saturday, 7 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
A social mecca with a hip coffee shop on the main level and a cafe on the lower level. The cafe offers an eclectic menu of international entrees such as Mediterranean Greek Artichoke Stew, Arroz a la Cubana, Sambar (a thick and flavorful South Indian mild curry soup) and delectable salads, sandwiches, and specials. Breakfast offerings include a Fresh Fruit Bowl and Tofu Vegan Scramble with portabellas, roasted red peppers and potatoes, soy sausage and shallots. Cozy atmosphere adds to the attractiveness of this Noho favorite.