If you are looking for spicy Indian curry and other food, there is, sadly, only One option now in Champaign-Urbana area. And that option is: Bombay Grill on 403 E Green St, Champaign, IL 61801.
There used to be the Basmati Restaurant and Buffet, but they closed down recently. But on the bright side, Bombay Grill owners bought the site, and are going to open a spacious second location for Bombay Grill there.
There was the East West Fast food on Green Street, it was a vegetarian dining place, but it too closed down last year.
So, now, the only option is the bombay Grill. Their owner is, interstingly, a nepalese guy who has been in India for long time. The food is great, you can get vegetarian dishes as well as spicy lamb/chicken dishes. Being an Indian place, I don't think they serve any beef, but they do serve Goat dishes. I recommend their Biriyani (rice) dish. You can either have the mutton or the chicken one, or a vegi one. Their vegetable pakora is also a nice starter. The only problem with their current green street locaton is lack of space ... but I hope once they open their other site, it will be much better/spacious there.
Bombay Indian Grill,
403 E Green St, Champaign, IL 61801
Phone: (217) 344-3380