Dish of the Month - Coast Article (January 2019)

Dish of the Month - Coast Article (January 2019)

The Coast published an article about Shivani's naan rolls in Jan 2019, naming her "Indian Burrito" as the dish of the month.

The naan rolls are Shivani's take on Burritos. Shivani noticed that people wanted Indian food but they also wanted to be able to walk, eat, and enjoy the Seaport Farmers Market. Looking at this and the growing popularity of her fresh naan she combined new popular curries and fresh naan to make Indian Burritos. This is probably the #1 Indian-fusion dish on her menu.


Excerpt from the article

Fresh naan, still warm and doused in garlic butter, is a staple in Indian cuisine and Shivani Dhamija is intent on taking the pillowy flatbread to the next level. At her restaurant, Shivani’s Kitchen in the Seaport Farmers’ Market (1209 Marginal Road), you can now pick up a handheld naan roll stuffed with cumin potatoes, green chutney and a protein of your choice: Sausage; chicken tikka; bacon and egg or paneer.

A take on fusion cuisine, Dhamija has nicknamed her new naan rolls “Indian burritos.” Inspired by a popular Indian street food called “frankies,” Dhamija wanted to offer something that customers could easily munch on while they explored the market. “I always wanted to make fusion dishes,” she says. “Usually, you have to sit and eat Indian food, but this is a quick-serve option.”
Originating in Mumbai, frankies consist of either a paratha or roti stuffed with a selection of traditional fillings—from tikka to aloo to paneer. For her version, Dhamija decided to use tandoori naan.

Customers at Shivani’s Kitchen can watch Dhamija as she practices the traditional method of baking tandoori naan. After forming the dough into an oval, she presses it against the inner neck of the tandoor where it rests suspended over a charcoal fire. After a few minutes, she gently slips the naan off the oven’s wall with a metal hook, and then it’s ready to be served.

While the chicken tikka and paneer rolls provide a classic blend of Indian flavours, Dhamija created the sausage and bacon and egg options to cater to early-morning market-goers. But if 7 am on Saturday morning is too early for you, Shivani’s Kitchen is open Tuesday to Friday until 7 pm, and Sundays until 3 pm. Along with her new naan rolls, Dhamija also offers a selection of curries, tandoori breadachari vegetables, samosas, and pakoras—all available for delivery.


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Downloadable (pdf):  Downloadable version of the Coast's article linked above.

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