Mango Grove is the unique place for Indian food in Howard County.
I can't recommend enough an evening where you try the dosas and other southern Indian food. Dosas are thin crepe-like pancakes that are cooked crisp, then rolled around flavorful fillings. The masala dosa makes for a terrific starting point, and the special Mango Grove dosa is lacy and different enough that you should bring along friends so you can order both.
If you want to start with a mild adventure, try the pani puri. Your appetizer will be a plate of crisp, puffed shells and a bowl of cooked vegetables. With a spoon, you break part of the shell, then scoop in some of the filling.
The beauty of Mango Grove is that you can order the most-exotic items off the menu and know that you're eating vegetables. This isn't Hunan Taste where I was surprised to learn that "Ox Lung" isn't ox, isn't lung, but still isn't body parts that I order regularly. The pani puri is a conversation starter, and it's a plate to start if you're splitting with four or five people. Consider the samosa chat appetizer as well.
Click here for last year's post about Mango Grove. You can actually make your own pani puri at home if you stop any almost any Indian grocery store. Click here the 2009 "best restaurants" in Howard County or for my overview of Indian restaurants in Howard County.