Indian Restaurant News
Upscale Indian restaurant Sanjh opening soon in Irving unveils full menu
There's a date for a new Indian restaurant in Irving: Called Sanjh, it's an upscale fine-dining place with a stellars team that will open in Las Colinas at 5250 N. O'Connor Blvd. #146 on January 18.
Sanjh is from Dallas entrepreneur Sanjay Joshi and Prob Arora, who was co-owner of The Saffron House, the acclaimed Indian restaurant that was in Addison for 14 years.
Chef is Balpreet Singh Chadha, who has a lustrous history working at hotels and restaurants around the world including India, United Arab Emirates, and Michelin-starred restaurants in Spain.
Highlights from the opening menu include shared dishes such as Shakargandi Amrak Chaat, a Delhi street food with sweet potatoes as the star of the dish; and Bharwan Paneer Tikka, a North Indian starter dish featuring Indian cheese, nuts, spices, herbs and cream.
Soups and salads include a Delhi Style Chicken Shorba and Dal Shorba; and Sanjh Insalata Caprese.
Many dishes are shareable including
- Tandoori Jhinga, a prawn starter from the Southern region of India
- Scallops Recheado, a take on the famous Goan dish with roots dating back to the time when Goa was under Portuguese rule
- Bhatti Da Kukarh, AKA tandoor chicken, one of the most iconic Indian dishes
- Masaledaar Chaampan, a lamb chop dish prepared with a blend of Punjabi spices
"We have strived to show every part of India on the menu wherever we could," Chadha says in a statement. "Our team of chefs has worked across the country, all bringing a little piece of each region with them to our restaurant.”
There's also a big selection of vegetarian options such as
- Paneer Makhni, a Punjabi dish with paneer, tomatoes, cashews, spices and cream
- Hing Dhaniya Ke Chatpate Aloo, the potato dish from Delhi featuring multi-colored baby potatoes flavored with Indian coriander seed, pungent asafoetida and dry mango powder
- Methi Chaman, a gravy based dish from the Kashmiri pandit cuisine
A dish called the Fish Roast is marinated in curry leaves and sambar onion, then steamed inside a banana leaf and pan seared. to Lucknawi Duck Dhaniya Qorma features pan seared duck in a qorma sauce. Old Delhi Butter Chicken is Chadha’s take on the beloved classic.
Desserts include Indian favorites such as Laddoo, Ghevar, and Katli, and they also have Indian-inspired cocktails such as the Monsoon in Meghalaya with gin, bay leaf, clove-bay cordial, citrus, and black pepper essence; and the Kollam Sour with Kerala cashew-infused Indian whiskey, vetiver, date syrup, and citrus, offering a nod to one of the oldest ports on the Malabar Coast which was once the port of international spice trade.
The dining room is a modern space with clean lines that avoids Indian restaurant stereotypes, featuring a neutral palette, satin brass, and marble. A shimmery gold decorative tree serves as the focal point for the dining room.
Sanjh will open for dinner first, with lunch and brunch added at a later date.