Fast casual Indian restaurant opens in Montford, Charlotte

Susan S. Johnson

You can customize your meal at IndiGrille, which offers a variety of options including rice bowls, burritos and kati rolls.

You can personalize your meal at IndiGrille, which gives a wide variety of selections which includes rice bowls, burritos and kati rolls.


Quick casual cafe IndiGrille is now open in ParkTown Village across from Park Street Buying Heart. The Indian restaurant is open up for lunch and supper six times a week, presenting three common alternatives — rice bowls, burritos and kati rolls (this street food items from Kolkata could be explained as a satisfied medium between a taco and a wrap).

Diners can customize their dishes, selecting from a collection of curries, proteins, toppings and sauces. Tikka masala rice bowls, butter masala burritos and tandoori rooster kati rolls are amid the most well-known dishes. Mango yogurt smoothies are large sellers, too.

Owner Sid Maheshwari grew up 70 miles east of Charlotte in Rockingham, yet visits his birthplace of New Delhi on a normal basis.

“Food is one particular of the most appealing pieces of going to Delhi,” Maheshwari told CharlotteFive. It’s this delicacies — specifically northern Indian foods — that he is fired up to share with Charlotte.

Common dishes and twists

Maheshwari is psyched to offer you a more rapidly choice for Charlotteans craving Indian fare — and he’s energized to place an exciting twist on some classic dishes. Consider the naan, for instance, protected in garlic butter, onion seeds and cilantro. Or the Indi-sauce that blends mayonnaise and vinegar with Indian spices, generating a tangy and sweet flavor.

“My mom and dad each really like cooking,” Maheshwari claimed. “I think we’ll enjoy this business as a spouse and children.”

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IndiGrille tends to make all its sauces in house from scratch. Courtesy of Sid Maheshwari

With Charlotte’s abundance of Indian grocery suppliers, Maheshwari is ready to procure spices and staples with simplicity, and he usually takes prides in the restaurant for making all of its sauces and gravies in dwelling. “At the finish of the working day, we want to offer very good food items. It is vital that we make our food items from scratch.”

Before long, diners will have a fourth alternative — flatbreads. “Indian food stuff doesn’t have a great deal cheese other than paneer,” Maheshwari claimed. “But we think these will be a hit.” Flatbreads are naan-primarily based, covered with sauce and provolone and mozzarella cheeses, and topped with hen, lamb or paneer.

The menu may well develop with time, but 1 thirty day period into the enterprise, Maheshwari is concentrated on fantastic-tuning functions and receiving the phrase out about a new rapidly informal alternative for Indian foods.

IndiGrille is at 1600 E. Woodlawn Road, #150. Courtesy of Sid Maheshwari

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Location: 1600 E Woodlawn Rd #150, Charlotte, NC 28209

Neighborhood: Montford


Cuisine: Indian

Several hours: Tuesday by way of Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

Instagram: @indigrille

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