Jewel of India, web site, 10151 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD (just outside the Beltway), 301-408-2200 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google | WaPo | dishtip | Washingtonian | City Paper | Don Rockwell | Yelp]
A real knockout, right now the best Indian place around.
Order any dish they might be serving from Mangalore, the chef’s home town. Such as the Suka chicken. They also have a separate menu of Indo-Chinese dishes. Definitely recommended, though note that the kitchen falls apart if you arrive when they are truly full and busy. The buffet isn’t as good as a’la carte, also.