Indians comprise the largest group of continental Asians in Texas; the state’s Indian population has doubled over the past decade. In the 1980s, the iconic Raja Quality Sweets opened in Houston’s Hillcroft neighborhood, and other Indian restaurants and grocers soon followed in its footsteps. In 2010, the area was officially named the Mahatma Gandhi District and is now a central hub for the 100,000-plus Indians who live in the area. Don’t be fooled. The vegetable curry and other cooked savory items at Raja are stellar.