Helmed by restaurateur Ashok Bajaj and James Beard Award-winning chef Vikram Sunderam, sleek, upscale Indian restaurant Rasika is one of the city’s top dining spots. The eatery, located only a short walk from the St. Gregory Hotel, is regularly featured on lists of the city’s best restaurants. For an experience you won’t forget, check out some of our favorite dishes.
Start with an appetizer portion of the Sev Batata Puri, a spicy, crunchy ball of biscuits, potatoes, deep-fried noodles and mango. Although you’ll get five small servings of the snack, you’re bound to be fighting it out at the table for the last one.
Rasika serves nine different types of breads (including a truffle naan and a goat cheese kulcha), but it’s the mint paratha that’ll really get you talking. The thick, whole-wheat flatbread has a refreshing herbal kick and is a perfectly cooling pairing for a spicy curry.
This barbecued chicken tikka dish comes paired with some unconventional ingredients, including peanut butter and mint chutney. If you’re dealing with a picky eater, this dish is a great gateway for converting PBJ-loving kids to gourmet enthusiasts.
If you’re looking for something on the lighter side but still want a flavorful dish, you’ll love the salmon tandoori. Paired with lime leaves, ginger, garlic, and lemon pickle, this fresh-tasting, citrus-infused dish will leave you feeling rejuvenated and restored without weighing you down with a carb hangover.
If you’re a big fan of Indian food and are looking for an interesting spin on one of your favorite dishes, don’t miss out on the Chicken Badami Korma. Rasika’s delicious take on this classic Indian stew incorporates black pepper and saffron with sweeter almond, and cinnamon flavors for an unforgettable dish.