Restaurateur Munish Narula is opening his latest venture, Tiffin Bistro, on the evening of May 31. Narula, who also owns the chain of Tiffin restaurants and high-end Indian joint Tashan, is opening his new restaurant at 1100 Federal Street, the former home of Kris. Even though the neighborhood is full of young food fanatics, Narula is opening the first Indian restaurant in the area, which has been quickly evolving over the last few years.
The biggest bonus for the neighborhood is that Tiffin Bistro is the first Indian cuisine delivery in the South Philly, which is filling a massive void. It also means Narula will most likely make a killing in the process. So, make sure you keep next Friday open, as Narula & Co. will be throwing a grand opening party for his latest eatery.
Cauliflower Bezule - Stir fried cauliflower florets, coconut cream, mustard seeds and curry leaves
Egg Plant Chaat - Crispy sliced baby eggplant with yogurt, tamarind, red onions and chaat masala
Noorani Kabab - Two layered kabab, mince lamb and chicken; green chili and fresh cilantro
Gunpowder Scallops - Pan seared with spicy south Indian gunpowder masala
Lasooni Calamari - Calamari in chili garlic sauce
Chicken Telicherry Pepper - Chicken breast cubes in "Tellicherry" peppercorn sauce
Lal Maas - Chunks of lamb in hot yogurt sauce; flavored with cardamom and dry red chili
Bagarey Baingan - Baby eggplant simmered in a peanut sauce; enhanced with coconut, curry leaves and tamarind
Lamb Kolhapuri - Lamb in a spicy green chili based sauce, roasted coconut, star anise and white poppy seeds
Murg Lababdar - Sliced tandoori chicken in a tomato onion sauce flavored with fenugreek and ginger.
While the menu is shaping up to be fantastic, there's no doubt Narula & Co. will have a few more dishes up their sleeves when it's all said and done. Stay tuned.