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New India's Oven A Delight

By Pete Allman

New India's Oven - Dinning RoomNew India's Oven - Dinning RoomIn Marina del Rey there's a new Indian restaurant in the Villa Market Place. Manjit and Runjitt Singh, two brothers who own their own restaurants, take pride in their culture, defining Northern Indain cuisine. "My brother arrived in the United States before me. He started working in a resturant in 1985, a few years later deciding to open his own restaurant when I arrived," stated Singh.

New India Restaurant specializes in Northern Indian cuisine. It is the only Indian Cusine eatery that is in Marina del Rey. The decor of marble floors, a cocktail bar, and it's spacious facility, entices locals and tourist to enjoy the buffet; served from 11:00 am - 2:30 pm Monday - Friday, while dinner is served from 2:30 pm until 10:00 pm.

The buffet is only $9.95 and their Champange Brunch served on Sundays is $11.95. Indian cuisine has many regions in India with Northern and Southern being the most popular. Parminder Kaur, Manjit's wife and Runjitt's daughter Priya greet customers upon entering the restaurant. The popular drink everyone enjoys is the Mango Lassi, made with homemade yogurt, mango and a touch of sugar. There are however a nice selection of wines and beers for those who partake in alcoholic beverages.

New India's OvenMy Vegan guest ordered Dahl soup, which consist of vegetables, yogurt cream and spices. I ordered Vegetable with turkey. Ah, what a way to warm up ones tummy in the winter. When dining, it's common to order Pabadan, a crisp cracker made with lentils, with a cup of mint sauce, which is an excellent way to start off the dining evening. The main popular entrees is served on a Thali, a stainless steel cafeteria style fixture which holds all the food items. Lamb curry, Spinach with tofu, Tandori chicken, were the items we ordered.

Popular dishes inlude Tandori roti and naans, (bread made in a clay oven) stuffed parathas, (flaky Indian bread with different kinds of Vegetarian and non vegetarian fillings and Kietches), ( Bread made from fermented dough). Some of the spices used in Norhtern Indian cusine are Cunin, coriander, dryed red chillies, turnec, chili powder cardomen, cinamin, cloves geran marsala, anissed/fennel. For those who enjoy curries, Northern Indian cuisines are made with a thick moderately spicy, creamy granes. Dried fruits and nuts is very common in every day foods. Add to the list milk, cottage cheese, ghee, (clarified butter) yogurt for the sweeter taste. All the information should give your taste buds the motivation to visit New India's Oven.

Call for reservations or the next special event your family or company may have at (310) 306-1500 or their Westwood location at (310) 475-3900. Celebrity Scene News awards New Indias Oven 3 stars for their new opening.

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Pete Allman
2595 Fremont Street, Las Vegas, Nevada 89104
578 Washington Boulevard #679, Marina Del Ray, CA 90292