If the food is good enough to rave about even after a 15-minute car ride home, you know it is delicious. That’s why Taj Mahal Indian Restaurant (1250 E. Republic Rd., Springfield, 417-719-4573) is so near and dear to my heart. Taj Mahal’s tikka masala (basic, I know) was my lifeline during the early days of quarantine, but as I began to re-explore the world last summer, I decided it was time to change up my weekly take-out order. Enter: aloo gobi. I’ve been an aloo gobi fan for quite some time now but, wow, Taj Mahal just does it best. Spicy, punchy, soft but not soggy vegetables: It’s everything you want in an aloo gobi. And then there’s the naan. And the papadum. And the lusciously thick tamarind chutney. Here’s the point: It doesn’t matter what you order, Taj Mahal consistently delivers.