Save the Date! – Together for H2Ope: India

DATE: Sunday, Oct 2

TIME: 12:30 to 3:30 pm

PLACE: New Delhi Restaurant

The Numi Foundation helps provide clean drinking water to the farming communities that grow their tea and also offer experiential gardening, arts and social studies curricula to low-income K-8 public schools. So you can help someone get clean water in India, fill your own cup with delicious tea and help local kids all at one champagne brunch. Not bad for a Sunday!

The event will also feature a special Assamese buffet!
Kumro Bhajji – Pumpkin fritters with black cumin
Narikel Dal – Lentils with cumin and coconut
Papaer Khar – Green papaya prepared with mild spices
Bhindi Sorsori – Okra prepared Assamese style
Koni Alu Pitika – Mashed potatoes and eggs seasoned with mustard oil, cilantro and chopped onions
Steamed rice
Kachumber salad with cherry tomatoes

Payas – Rice pudding with golden raisins
Hurmur Gur – A traditional Assamese dessert with puffed rice, full cream and sweet liquid jaggery
Chai – Spiced milk tea with Numi Assamese black tea leaves

For more information or to RSPV, contact Darian at

Happenings for December

Compassionate Chefs Cafe hosted another great party!

A more intimate group of people gathered at the Compassionate Chefs Cafe on December 8 for food, drinks, henna and dancing. $4555 was raised, and we would like to ask your help in reaching our goal of $6000.
This year is especially important, since the home of the Tenderloin After School Program suffered a fire. The program has re-located to another spot and is working on rebuilding. They hope to be in their permenent home in about a year. As always, 100% of the funds raised are split evenly between TASP and the Ghandi Ashram of Ahmedabad, with nothing held back for expenses. Look for our next event in May 2014!
Compassionate Chefs Cafe.

New Year’s Eve with New Delhi Restaurant

Do you have plans for ringing in 2014? New Delhi Restaurant will be hosting their usual sparkly Indian event.
Make your reservations now for a night of wonderful food and atmosphere. Reservations can be made here. Don’t wait, do it now.
Link to the Menu(pdf) and pricing here.
In addition, New Delhi Restaurant will be providing the appetizers at a Bollywood New Year’s Eve party at the Minna Gallery with BombayLove. Tickets and event details are available here.

Vintage Glam Bollywood Style Party

Save the date: February 7th, 2014. For details email Ranjan

New Delhi Restaurant Introduces the Mindfully Eating Workshops

January marks the start of the wellness and intent season

On Friday, January 17th, The New Delhi Restaurant will hold its first “Mindfully Eating” workshop. After two years of planning, this workshop series will launch with guide Vinita Jacinto conducting the workshops for groups of ten. The focus of each workshop is for the participants to learn to savor each moment of their eating experiences and Be Transformed!

“Eating is something we do every day,” say’s Ranjan Dey, “but with the frantic pace of modern life, we have forgotten how to experience the finer details of each dish or morsel. Enjoying a meal should be almost like taking a mini-vacation. It should rest you, relax you, and spiritually enrich you.”!

What Else Is Going On?
Much more info and witty rejoinders can be found at our Facebook page. Like us and good things will come your way.
New Delhi Restaurant on Facebook

Membership has its privileges: Maharaja Club members receive 20% off their meals in addition to other benefits. Ask how you can join.

Indian Wedding Catering Trends 2014

Chef Ranjan was the keynote speaker at the Silicon Valley NACE meeting. The focus was 2014 Indian Wedding Trends and was held at the beautiful Villa Montalvo at the Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga, CA.

There was lots of blues, purples, golds and magentas; along with bhranga dancers, amazing table displays, great food and beautiful saris on lovely models. The 2014 Indian wedding season will be stunning!

You can see more pics and read two other reviews of the evening at Divine Affair and at Indian Weddings

Brunch and comedy, oh my!

Tickets are now available for the very first Champagne Brunch and Comedy at New Delhi Restaurant.

Comedian Samson Koletkar – world’s only Indian Jewish standup comedian – will be performing along with several of his friends. This is an experience you definitely will not have anywhere else!

Reserve your seats now:

New Delhi Restaurant has been busy

Sitting at the Chef’s Table with Chef Ranjan Dey of New Delhi Restaurant

Chef Ranjan Dey tells stories and teaches lessons about Indian culture and history through spices. Learn the flavor profiles of India’s different regions, take home secrets about the “wet and dry trinity” that make up New Delhi’s award-winning curry, and taste how savory sustainability can really be by tasting an Indian-style dish made with mushrooms grown from CPD’s very own Back to the Roots kit! Learn more about the event by watching this video interview with Chef Dey.

Reserve your seat for this event to:

  • Learn Indian spice secrets from one of San Francisco’s most well-respected chefs
  • Mingle with wine, spirits, and urban farming innovation experts
  • Try the many diverse flavors of India (full menu)
  • Enjoy the other surprises (and prizes!) Chilipepper Dining has in store

Event Details

Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 5:00pm

New Delhi Restaurant
160 Ellis Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

RSVP by March 13

5:00pm – Check-in/Pre-Dinner Cocktails

5:15pm – Wine Pairing Lesson

5:30pm – Dinner/Indian Spice Session from Host of PBS’ My India!

Hope to see you there!

Champagne Brunch and Comedy with Mahatma Moses, Saturday April 20, 12:30 to 3:00

What’s the best way to start your weekend? Treat yourself to a exquisite Champagne Brunch at the legendary New Delhi Restaurant, voted Best Indian Restaurant by New York Times, serving San Francisco with trendy/tasty Indian food for over 25 years.

Then sit back, and buckle in for a laugh riot with comedian Samson Koletkar, world’s only Indian Jewish standup comedian. He has performed his cerebral, witty, thought-provoking, clean humor in India, Canada & U.S. and has been featured on NBC, CBS & NPR. Joining him will be his comedian friends, with appearances on TV shows, Comedy Festivals, Clubs & Colleges across the globe, these comics are guaranteed to tickle your funny bone. Reservations here

New Delhi Restaurant voted Best Indian Restaurant in SF for 2012

We won again! New Delhi Restaurant was rated highest in customer satisfaction for Indian restaurants (and there are a lot of them!) in San Francisco.

Talk of the Town gave us five stars for 2012. Here’s hoping we can continue to make our customers happy and do it again in 2013!

Pranab and Sunia, photo by Vronskiy Photography

Another successful Indian wedding at New Delhi Restaurant!

Last but far from least, Pranab and Sunia got married and we were delighted to host the festivities. You can see the photos from their beautiful wedding here.

Wishing You A Delicious and Spicy 2013!

Happy New Year From New Delhi Restaurant

Happy New Year from everyone at New Delhi Restaurant!

May the coming year be filled with  love, laughter and warm memories.

Some of the highlights from our year are reaching a long-term Compassionate Chefs Cafe goal and bringing children from India to San Francisco to perform and meet their American counterparts.

We also celebrated our 25th anniversary this year!
Filling the restaurant with old and new faces was a pure delight and we’re looking forward to another 25 wonderful years.

One of our professional highlights was hosting the Indian Event Trends showcase at San Francisco City Hall.
Nothing is better than filling a beautiful space with excited people and showing off the best of India.

We look forward to creating more great memories with you in 2013! Please “like” us on Facebook to stay up-to-date on the latest events for 2013.