North Fitzroy stalwart Horn Please was originally opened by Jessi and Jennifer Singh back in 2012, quickly becoming popular for its tasty Indian fare. The husband and wife team has since handed the reigns over to Amar Singh, who has also taken over Dhaba at the Mill in Kyneton. Now both owner and head chef, Amar Singh continues to cook up traditional dishes from different regions of India, but with a bit of a twist....

From the people behind Babu Ji in St Kilda comes Piquancy, which has recently settled into Auburn Village in Hawthorn East. Classic curries and street food are on the menu, but Piquancy also serves contemporary Indian, in part demonstrated by its non-traditional name. Sharp, stimulating, exciting, appetising. The definition of piquancy is what they hope to achieve with their food....

With a number of successful restaurants already under its belt, Dosa Hut recently expanded to the CBD, bringing South Indian cuisine to the city. Though it might be quiet on the streets in this part of town, business is often booming, especially during peak lunch and dinner hour. It’s popular with office workers during the day, and lines are commonly seen winding out the door at dinnertime....

Jai Ho is a family run restaurant that has been sharing their recipes through their hospitality since 2011. The family has other restaurants under the Jai Ho name, in Hoppers Crossing and Berwick, and they also provide Indian wedding banquets for Peter Rowland's catering services. The proceedings begin with papadums and a trio of dips: a slightly sweet, slightly tangy tamarind, mint, and a yoghurt-based spicy sauce. We also try a mango lassi, which tastes more strongly of mango than yoghurt. Perfect if you're after more of a...