If there’s one thing Maui could use more of, it’s Indian flavors. Thank goodness for Monsoon India, a humble restaurant at the north edge of Kihei. The chicken korma here is creamy and fragrant, the chana masala spicy and satisfying. Even the simple dal curry is delightful. With tables that overlook Maalaea Bay, this serene spot is lovely just before sunset—particularly during winter when whales are jumping. You can also order a vegetarian “tiffin” picnic for two in stacked metal containers for $35 (plus $30 refundable deposit.) Note: The open-air dining room is closed when it rains. Monsoon’s new crosstown rival, Kamana Kitchen, in Kihei Town Shopping Center, 1881 S. Kihei Rd. (www.kamanakitchen.com; [tel] 808/879-7888), is also worth a visit, especially for its Sunday lunch buffet 11am to 3pm.