Indian Diaspora in Iowa

Food, Attorneys, Travel, Temples

Iowa is home to a small but active Indian community.

Desis from North Indian states of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Punjab, Delhi and South Indians from Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh now call Iowa home.

Indians are to be found in the cities of Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, Madrid, Iowa City and Fairfield their home.

Indians in Iowa work as Software Consultants, Immigration Attorneys, Doctors, Dentists, Motel and Restaurant staff and other retail businesses.

Several Indian students are pursuing courses at Iowa State University and University of Iowa.

Iowa Hindu Temple Picture Courtesy: Hindu Temple & Cultural Center of Iowa
Iowa Hindu Temple

Hindu Temples

To provide spiritual and religious support to the growing Indian community, Hindu temples and Gurdwaras have been established in Iowa.

Iowa Hindu Temple, Sri Devi Mandir and Eastern Iowa Hindu Temple are the key Hindu temples in Iowa.

Buffet, Biryani, Dosa

Iowa is also home to a variety of Indian restaurants serving North Indian dishes like Chicken Makhani, Tandoori Chicken, Chicken Tikka and South Indian favorites like Idli, Medhu Vada, Masala Dosa, Pongal, Dum Biryani and more.

Besides restaurants, Indians have established grocery stores, real estate agencies and immigration law firms etc to cater to the needs of the growing Iowa Indian community.

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