Cheap-eats aficionados know the way to eat well on a budget at this longtime downtown Indian cuisine destination is the lunchtime buffet ($6.95), which always includes three chicken or lamb dishes, three vegetarian dishes, and appetizers like samosa and naan bread. You can also order off the menu for Indian staples like alu saag ($10.95), potatoes and spinach cooked in mild spice, or chicken tikka masala ($12.95). Regardless, some of Portland's tastiest Indian cuisine is made here. (BL)