EatBeat: House of Punjab brings authentic Indian food to Grand Forks – Grand Forks Herald

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“It’s a pleasant surprise to find such an authentic Indian restaurant in Grand Forks.”

So said summer guests as we finished a great meal at the House of Punjab. Four of us agreed the restaurant was a good choice for dinner. We enjoyed the take out food the next day.

The restaurant has established itself as an interesting place to go. Whether for a quick lunch or dinner.

We settled into a booth in the early evening – around 5 p.m. before the booths started to fill up. We ordered garlic naan bread topped with fresh garlic and cilantro. Also spring rolls filled with sautéed vegetables. We tried the chicken tikka masala, lamb saag and eggplant.

There are orange walls in this large restaurant and brown brick walls. There are stalls and tables that fill up early.

The restaurant manager is Jagdish Singh, and the staff consists of chefs and waiters of Indian origin.

The restaurant offers appetizers including Samosa Chaat, topped with chutneys, yogurt, chickpeas, onions and cilantro. And there are skewers served with buttered naan.

Tikka masala tops the list of main courses which offers eight choices. There are four karaka choices and nine Punjabi dishes, all served with rice.

Desserts include kulfi, the traditional ice cream. And there’s also gulab jamun, a ball of homemade cake dipped in sweet syrup. It is described as one of India’s popular sweets.

3000 32nd Ave S.
Administrator: Jagdish Singh
Hours: 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily
Call: 701-757-0766
Seats: 60 to 65
No reservations

Report card: A unique Indian restaurant with a menu offering a wide choice of cuisine. No frills. The service is good. Indian cuisine is authentic.

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