Open daily except Mon. from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., from noon on Sunday. Closed Monday. Licensed. Accepts MasterCard, American Express and Interac. Wheelchair access. 363-7426.
This is a no-frills family restaurant that specializes in homestyle Punjabi cooking and snacks at low prices. Everything is served on Indian-style stainless-steel dishes. For snacks, try alu tikki, two, thick, flat, fried potato croquettes garnished with a tangy, cuminy, sweet-sour sauce of tamarind and chickpeas, or pani puri, also called gol gappa. These are crisp, hollow pastry puffballs that you puncture and stuff with boiled potato, chickpeas and a sweet-and-sour tamarind sauce and then place whole in your mouth and clamp down for a savoury, culinary explosion.
For main courses, try a goat or chicken curry, bhindi (okra) and shahi paneer- crumbled, ricotta-like fresh cheese sautéed with onions, tomato, turmeric and cumin. All the breads are good, especially bhatura, a deep-fried flat bread of sour dough. Buffet Sun. and Tue.-Fri. from noon to 3 p.m. Bring your own wine.