Raleigh foodies have a new restaurant to sample

September 3, 2013 by  

In North Raleigh, a new Indian restaurant has opened, giving area foodies a chance to sample the delicious cooking of the Subcontinent. Swad Indian Cuisine opened its doors August 26, at 9650-145 Strickland Road in North Raleigh, the brainchild of Nawinder Singh and Jasbir Singh Bola.

Singh, who is the chef of Dawat, located in Morrisville, joined with Bola to open Swad, which translates as ‘taste’. Singh will stay with the Dawat operation, where his inspired cooking has made the restaurant extremely popular. Bola will take over the Swad kitchen, and plans to feature cuisine of northern India, as does the Dawat location.

However, the two establishments are not mirrors of one another, because Chef Bola plans to serve some of his own creations, including his signature dish, a tandoori-style leg of lamb, roasted whole. Other offerings on his menu include lamb Cochin, a spicy dish with a gravy incorporating curry leaves and whole red chilies; ‘Boat Man’s Fish Stew’, Bola’s version of a fish curry and a street food called dahi aloo papri, which is a mix of potatoes, crispy wafers, onions, chickpeas, and spices.

Swad offers both vegetarian and non-vegetarian fare, and is open from 12:00 noon to 9:00 pm daily.

The entrepreneurs could work with brochure printers to create a pamphlet that incorporates photos of the new location, lists the hours of operation, and showcases some of the more exotic dishes. Such brochures could be placed in racks in hotels, train stations, and at the airport, where visitors can find them easily.