Spotlight: India Garden

Bringing spice to Blacksburg—Owner, Baljinder Singh, originally from Long Island, New York embraces his Indian origin from the northern state of Punjab. He started out in the restaurant industry as part owner in Norfolk, Virginia. Upon his move to Blacksburg, Virginia in 1999, he knew this community would become the home of his very own establishment. On March 11, 2000, he opened India Garden on 210 Prices Fork Rd, catering authentic Indian food.

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India Garden offers an assortment of fresh vegetarian, lamb, chicken, and seafood dishes. Popular dishes include Vindalloo and Mango Wala made with your choice of chicken, lamb or seafood. Tandoori items listed on the menu enrich the taste and provide the healthiest option as items are prepared in a clay oven known as the Tandoori oven. For vegetarians, popular dishes include vegetable or eggplant korma. Both offer a rich royal dish with cashew nuts and yogurt sauce. All menu dishes can be customized to your choice and taste preference.

Of course, no meal is complete without one of the many varieties of fresh naan bread. Naan is the flatbread made out of white flour and yogurt. The dough is rolled out and baked in the Tandoori oven. After it rises fully, it is glazed with ghee or butter. Check out how India Garden prepares naan in a gas fired Tandoori oven.

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Apart from the numerous dishes, India Garden creates a comforting fine dining experience. In March 2010, India Garden celebrated its 10th anniversary as it revealed its modern renovations to include a bar and fine dining seating. India Garden also offers local live music on Friday and Saturday evenings to enhance the fine dining ambiance. This venture into local bands was started by Anita Bevins and currently continued by Kathy Stell. Live music does change monthly, so keep an ear out for new band selections.

Haven’t given Indian food a chance? Come in and enjoy Indian Garden’s elaborate lunch buffets for only $8.95 on weekdays and $10.95 on weekends. During the weekends, India Garden delivers with more entrée and dessert options. In a hurry? No problem–you can get the buffet to go! Don’t forget to grab a Royalty Card to start redeeming points. For each dollar you spend, you earn 1.00 point toward purchases at the restaurant.

Can’t get enough of India Garden? Try its new location in Asheville, North Carolina. Cinnamon Kitchen, India Garden’s partner restaurant brings spice to a new level. For more information visit: http://www.ckcuisine.com/.

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