30th Anniversary Celebration! Save The Date!

Save the Date!
Nov 18th is our 30th Anniversary Celebration!

New Delhi Restaurant is getting ready for their 30th Anniversary Celebration Extravaganza! There will be music, dancing, henna, lots of laughs and more food than you can believe. As always, all of our merriment is for a good cause: the kids of Compassionate Chefs Cafe.

Our goal has always been to help kids become citizens of the world by connecting kids across the street in the Tenderloin of San Francisco with kids across the ocean at the Gandhi Ashram in Ashram in Ahmedabad, India. Please join us in this celebration to us help the kids become global citizens.

….Thirty years later.This is a Pay-It-Forward event and we only ask that you donate what you feel moved to give. Suggested donation is $50 a person. All funds are split evenly between the Tenderloin After School Program and the Gandhi Ashram in Ahmedabad. Compassionate Chefs Cafe keeps back nothing for operating expenses; all goods and services are donated. Your donation is fully tax deductible. (Non-Profit Tax ID 94-3136771)

Saturday, Nov 18th 2017
6:00pm – 9:00pm
New Delhi Restaurant, 160 Ellis St, San Francisco

The very beginning…..
….Thirty years later.

Eventbrite - New Delhi Restaurant 30th Anniversary Celebration

The Voyage of Black Pepper

The Asian Society of Northern California is hosting their annual open house. This year, the food sponsor and speaker will be none other than Ranjan Dey! As part of the evening’s festivities, Ranjan will be giving a talk about the Indian city of Kochi and the role pepper plays in the history of India and it’s food.

Anyone and everyone are welcome to this event – it is an open house, after all!

Thu 14 Sep 2017
5:30pm – 8:00pm
500 Washington Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
FREE ASNC Members/Non-Members Suggested Donation of $20
Click here for tickets and more information.

To whet your appetite, here’s a video of Ranjan explaining the history of Indian pepper while in India – Kochin, to be exact.

Angels Meet For Lunch

Every so often a group of angels from Open Table gather at New Delhi Restaurant with Ranjan playing the role of Charlie. They talk about how to solve the problems of the world, where their energy will do the most good and what the next mission should be. Today they decided to keep it simple: Enjoy a delicious lunch, some wonderful company and continue the mission of supporting Compassionate Chefs Cafe with a spontaneous $100 donation. Thanks so much, Denise, Amanda and Chiara!

Every donation helps – if you would like to help too, please click here and donate in any amount.


New Delhi Restaurant presents The Desi Comedy Fest!

The top south Asian comedians are going to be doing their thing at Marines Memorial Hall on Aug 20th. You can go have fun, save a little coin and help out the kids of Compassionate Chefs Cafe all at the same time! Follow the link below and use promo code CCND to save $20 off the ticket price. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Compassionate Chefs Cafe.

Now, doesn’t that sound like a good time?

Purchase Your Tickets

Tickets are $40 per person online or $50 at the door. Please use promo code “CCND” when purchasing your tickets to receive a $20 Friends and Family discount at www.Eventbrite.com

The Funds Keep Coming In For CCC

We raised over $3000 at our July Winemaker’s Dinner! Then – just when we thought it couldn’t get any better –  Miss Saanvi decided to help out the kids of Compassionate Chefs Cafe during Spring India Day.  We’ll let her tell it…

Saanvi and her parents.

Hi Ranjan,

I am Saanvi Atluri, 7 years old and in second grade. I am interested in Robotics, Cooking, and of course, playing with my friends. I love the color pink and wish everything in this world is pink in color.

One weekend morning we were doing family breakfast and I asked my parents ‘how about a lemonade stand this summer?’ My mom encouraged the idea and mentioned we could donate the proceeds to charity. My Dad liked our idea and supported the same.

Both my great-grandfathers are freedom fighters and they did lots of charity. My family does believe in education and we also sponsor yearly two kids for education. My grandparents does annadanam (food charity) for many religious events. My family believes in giving back to society.

When I met Ranjan Dey (my mom’s Guruji) with my parents, he mentioned about Compassionate Chefs organization and the great work the organization did to communities across world. Being a global citizen, I thought I should help kids for education. My parents always told me that I an responsible for my future.

I volunteered to add lemonade to a South Indian food booth named “KOSTA” at the Spring India Day event along with my friends and family. With support, I was able to raise funds by selling lemonade at San Francisco’s Union Square.

I am looking forward to working with Compassionate Chefs Cafe and supporting them. I wish all the very best to kids in the organization. Let us make this world a better place to live!

I would like to thank my Dad (Krishna), my Mom (Deepika), Guruji (Ranjan), Uncle (Sharat), Aunts (Sujatha, Sunita), Sisir (little cousin) for supporting me in this great cause.

With love,
Saanvi Atluri Choudary

Saanvi will be selling lemonade at the Dilli Haat event in Sunnyvale, CA on August 5th. Head over there, get some delicious lemonade and help her donate to Compassionate Chefs!

A great night of wine and history for CCC!

We raised $2000 and counting… Great success at New Delhi Restaurant for Legends & Legacy Wine Dinner! Delicious food by Chef Ranjan paired with wines from Heraszthy Family Cellars! #CompassionateChefsCafe #SpritzSF #IndianCuisine #NewDelhiRestaurant Big thank you to DJ Amar Solunamar for donating the sound system for the evening and to Colin Hussey for capturing all the beautiful pictures.

Val Heraszthy from Heraszthy Family Cellars and Ranjan.

Legends & Legacy Wine Dinner: Only a few tables left!

Seats are going fast for the Legends & Legacy Wine Dinner with Heraszthy Family Cellars on July 6th. In addition to fantastic wine, wonderful food and the combined entertaining powers of Ranjan and Val Haraszthy – we’ve added a variety pack specialty beers from Deschutes Brewery in Bend, Oregon to our silent auction.

More about the beer: You may not be able to time travel, but your taste buds can! This variety pack of four aged specialty beers from Deschutes Brewery in Bend, Oregon will take you back to 2014, when America was obsessed with Ebola and the Ice Bucket Challenge. These limited edition barrel-aged beers were purchased shortly after they were bottled and have been kept at cellar temperatures ever since. These beers are meant to be aged, which is why they are dipped in wax and boast a “best after” date on the label. While it may seem sacrilegious, we recommend mixing The Abyss and The Dissident for a special cocktail we call “The Abyssident.”

Val is donating a 3-liter bottle of something delicious from his cellar AND! there is a beautiful piece of fine art available to the highest bidder.

This fantastic painting has been created by famed Indian artist Uma Shankar, using a combination of paint and semi-precious stones. This piece is one in a series depicting scenes from the Madhushala Collection – or The House of Wine.

Tickets to the wine dinner are $125 per person, inclusive of 8.5% tax and 18% service charge.

Please use promo code “CCC” when purchasing your tickets to receive a $25 Friends and Family discount at www.Eventbrite.com

Legends & Legacy Wine Dinner with the Founding Family of the CA Wine Industry

Please join us on July 6th as Vallejo (Val) Haraszthy of Heraszthy Family Cellars and Ranjan Dey pour award-winning wines and share stories from one of the oldest vineyards in California. The California wine industry began in Val’s backyard and his enthusiasm is infectious!

Here is a video of Val explaining to Ranjan the role his great-great-grandfather had in making California a state.

Menu and wines for the July Wine Dinner at New Delhi Restaurant

Purchase Your Tickets



Tickets are $125 per person, inclusive of 8.5% tax and 18% service charge.

Please use promo code “CCC” when purchasing your tickets to receive a $25 Friends and Family discount at www.Eventbrite.com

Legends & Legacys Wine Maker’s Dinner

In celebration of New Delhi Restaurant’s 30th anniversary, Chef Ranjan Dey will be taking guests on an incredible journey through the exotic flavors of New Delhi Restaurant, with sumptuous wines from Haraszthy Family Cellars. Co-hosted by winemaker Vallejo “Val” Haraszthy, the Legends and Legacy Wine Maker Dinner, held Thursday, July 6th at 6:30 PM, will feature dishes made with a unique blend of 30 spices in tribute to New Delhi Restaurant’s milestone. Val’s enthusiastic discussions of world class wine will enhance Chef Ranjan Dey’s exciting stories of the origins behind each dish. Val is the great grandson of Agoston Haraszthy, who built what is considered California’s first winery – the Buena Vista Winery, in Sonoma in 1857.

As part of New Delhi Restaurant’s charity arm, Compassionate Chefs Café, the proceeds of the accompanying silent auction will go to the children of San Francisco’s Tenderloin After School Program and Gandhi Ashram in Manav Sadhna, India. The auction items are a beautiful work of original art depicting a scene from the Madhushaalaa Collection – The House of Wine, painted by famous artist Uma Shankar of Jaipur, India and a three-liter bottle of wine from Val’s private collection!

Join us for a night of delectable food and wine, to celebrate New Delhi Restaurant’s 30th anniversary, and contribute to a good cause! The dinner is $125 per person, inclusive of 8.5% tax and 18% service charge. Purchase tickets via Eventbrite.

The Menu

Mazadaar Shuruaat (Beginnings)

Vegetable Chop – Tasty Bengali vegetable croquettes with spicy tomato sauce

2015 Bearitage Lodi Sauvignon Blanc – Haraszthy Family Cellars

Mukhya Bhojon (Mains)

Alu Posto – Flavorful Bengali potatoes with ground poppy seed and spices

Kosha Murgir Mangsho- Spicy Bengali chicken curry cooked in mustard oil and masala

Vegetarian option available

Bengali Tomato and Date chutney

Steamed Basmati Rice

2015 Bearitage Zinfandel Amador County – Haraszthy Family Cellars

Mithai Aur Chai (Dessert & Tea)

Lal Gurrer Payesh – Creamy Bengali Rice Pudding with Molasses & Raisins

Masala Chai

2015 Bearitage Lodi Red Wine – Haraszthy Family Cellars

Purchase tickets via Eventbrite.

The Bhartiya Mandal Foundation Gave a Boost to Compassionate Chefs Cafe

The Bhartiya Mandal Foundation hosted an early Mother’s Day Paint and Wine event to benefit Compassionate Chefs Cafe. A whole crowd of fabulous women showed up, made beautiful art, drank delicious wine and helped raise $2500 for Compassionate Chefs Cafe.

The funds will be split evenly between the Tenderloin After School Program and the Gandhi Ashram in Ahmedabad, India.

We are thrilled to partner with such a wonderful Bay Area organization.

Find out more about Bhartiya Mandal Foundation here.

Join Us For the Third Annual Spring India Day, June 10th

For the third year in a row, India will take over Union Square on Spring India Day – June 10th, 2017. Join us for all the food, music, dancing and artistry that India has to offer!

More Details Here.