Custom burritos are no longer the sole province of Mexican fast-casual joints. The clearly burrito-inspired wraps dubbed Burrotis are a signature item on the menu at Tava Indian Kitchen, which melds a Chipotle-style model with the flavors of an Indian buffet.

Started in 2012 by three former consultants looking to follow their passions for cooking and entertaining, Tava Indian Kitchen serves a customizable menu at its three locations. Tava has restaurants at Town and Country Village in Palo Alto, at the Dining Terrace of Westfield Valley Fair mall in Santa Clara and in San Francisco.

Customer and employee complete each order in an assembly line fashion. Ordering begins with a base selection: Burroti, rice bowl or salad bowl. Rice bowls and Burrotis offer a choice of white or brown basmati rice. Protein selections include chicken, seared lamb, paneer bhurjee or chickpeas sautéed with ginger in coconut milk. Other additions include vegetables such as cucumbers, red onions and jalapeños. For an extra spike of flavor diners can dress their creation with a choice of two sauces—tomato-based tikka masala sauce or lentils in tadka sauce—and a variety of chutneys, ranging from a cooling yogurt raita to tava lava (listed as insane on Tava’s heat scale and maybe so, as it’s made with ghost peppers).

The signature Burroti is made to order with freshly pressed roti, an unleavened bread popular throughout South Asia. Slightly more dense than a traditional flour or corn tortilla, as a wrap, the roti holds up well to the hearty portions of fillings.

Whether diners choose a salad, rice bowl or Burroti, the meal costs $7.50. I was impressed with the portions, carrying leftovers away on more than one occasion. Additionally, flavor combinations and creativity make Tava a versatile lunch option; I enjoyed a lamb and daal salad on one occasion, a spicy paneer tikka masala Burotti the next visit and a rice bowl with chicken, chickpeas and cool yogurt raita on a third. I did find the lamb to be overcooked and not as appetizing as I had anticipated. However, the paneer and chicken were very good. For a little extra money, you can mix the chicken and chickpeas, which I found to be a winning flavor combination with the slight sweetness from the coconut broth.

Between the sauces and chutneys, the heat sometimes snuck up and I was glad I had ordered a cool, sweet mango lassi. Coconut water in a can, ginger beer and fountain sodas are also available.

Those with special diets will find the restaurant does well to note each option as to whether they are vegetarian, vegan, gluten free or dairy free. Additionally, the chicken is hormone-free and both the chicken and lamb are halal.