Indian cuisine is spicy and flavourful, and is categorized into Northern and Southern foods.
Northern Indian foods are more meat and bread based. Tandoori is a famous style of cooking in which foods are cooked in a clay oven or tandoor. Tandoori chicken is worth a try; the meat is marinated with yoghurt and spices, and baked till tender. In Singapore, Indian bread is known as naan, a leavened oven-baked flatbread, or chapatti or roti, whole-wheat bread kneaded into doubt and cooked over a pre-heated dry skillet.
South Indian food, as a comparison is spicier and contains more vegetables. Masala dosai is a paper-thin pancake filled with onions and potatoes. Many pair their meal with iconic drinks like teh tarik, 'pulled milk tea' or teh halia, which is similar except for the addition of ginger. The latter is an interesting combination of a sweet and spicy drink which some people do not take well to because of its spiciness.
You will find authentic and affordable Indian food along Race Course Road in, you guessed it, Little India. The Banana Leaf Apollo is a favorite restaurant among locals and foreigners alike. Nearby restaurants smell nicer, are of similar quality, but usually a bit more expensive.