Shere-E-Punjab owner and chef Zail Singh Shergill has more than two decades of cooking experience packed into his apron. Even with all that wisdom, he still counts on those around him?family, especially?to keep the restaurant?s spread fresh and exciting. Zail?s son and Shere-E-Punjab co-founder, Pushpinder Singh, consistently concocts recipes for new dishes?an ongoing effort reflected in the lengthy and varied menu, which includes fresh naan, chicken tikka masala, and barbecue lamb kabobs cooked in the clay tandoor ovens. The restaurant also carries a selection of Indian beers, wines, and cocktails.
Beginning with the time-honored flavors of traditional South Asian cuisine, Bawarchi Indian Cuisine Restaurant's chefs create accessible dishes that represent the culinary traditions of India. Their selection of crepe-like dosas draws inspiration from the southern portions of the country, as evidenced by the mysore masla dosa, lined with spicy chutney and stuffed with vegetables cooked in southern Indian spices. As a demonstration of their commitment to northern cooking techniques, the chefs roast everything from lamb and chicken to shrimp and salmon inside a clay tandoor oven. The chefs even look to the Indo-Chinese border when creating dishes such as the cauliflower fritters cooked in spicy manchurian sauce.
Tiffin infuses drab dishes with a plethora of Indian spices imported straight from the subcontinent itself by peripatetic purveyors. Shrimp and chicken absorb flavors of orange and chile de arbol after a bathing in the mango-chile marinade ($10), and curry finds its savory soul mate in the complementing haldi turmeric powder ($5.59). Elaichi whole green cardamom ($6.59), a staple of Indian desserts, leaves its native India, bidding a tearful farewell to its ginger family in search of a starring role in pungent dishes. Customers can pick up dish dustings or have them delivered ($25 minimum) to their home, office, or underground solarium for no additional delivery charge.
Don't feel like cooking? Pull up a seat at Ekta and treat yourself to a taste of India.
When you're ready to pig out, Ekta is ready to serve you the scrumptious food you're craving.
Have a few picky young eaters in the family? Not a problem at Ekta, where the food and ambience are perfect for family dining.
The large dining space at Ekta provides quick and easy seating options for large groups.
Ekta also offers delivery and take-out options for those who want to make it a night in.
Take the comfort of your own home and add great grub from Ekta to create the perfect night.
Those driving to Ekta can choose to find street parking or leave their vehicle in the nearby lot.
Ekta is creating dishes any foodie will love at around $30.
Ekta happily accepts all major credit cards as a form of payment.
Turn to Cafe Spice Express for your next supper, and enjoy authentic Indian food in the heart of Philadelphia's Center City West neighborhood.
If you're avoiding fat or gluten, you can still eat well at Cafe Spice Express, which offers a number of low-fat and gluten-free choices.
Both the young and the young-at-heart will dig the family-oriented menu and ambience at Cafe Spice Express.
Ideal for birthday parties or other large get-togethers, Cafe Spice Express has all the room you'll need to be comfortable.
Volume at this restaurant can reach upper decibels, so come prepared to raise your voice to be heard.
No need to put on airs for a trip to Cafe Spice Express — the dress code and ambience at this restaurant are totally laid-back.
A catering menu is also available if you're looking to dazzle the patrons at your next shindig.
If dining out is not on the agenda, Cafe Spice Express offers delivery and pickup, too.
Guests of Cafe Spice Express' Chestnut Street location can park their vehicles on the street.
You'll like your bill almost as much as your meal at Cafe Spice Express, with meals usually costing less than $15.
Voted top five in the Best Indian category of the 2011, 2012, and 2013 CityVoter awards, Laxmi's Indian Grille serves a range of dishes?from spicy meats to subtle vegetable stews?designed to please all palates. A perfume of fresh ginger, rose water, and house-made cottage cheese drifts from the bustling kitchen out into the dining room of the Main Street location, where vibrant paintings provide an elegant contrast to walls of rustic exposed stone. At both Main Street and the newly minted Tilden Street eatery, a clay tandoor oven is kept aflame throughout the day, enabling chefs to bake breads, meats, and underripe bananas to a golden patina.