Handi, located on Woodside Road in Glenrothes, opened its doors to the public last week following a £200k investment, bringing new life to the building which was previously the Taj Mahal Indian Restaurant.
Designed for comfort, relaxation and the enjoyment of food, drinks and conversation, the 80-seat dining room and 20-seat private dining room reflect modern India, with a nod to cultural traditions and motifs.
The official launch last week, saw a selection of local journalists, bloggers and invited guests, who sampled a modern take on Asian cuisine
Guests were welcomed in true Indian style, by Indian dancers from Dance Ihayami Scotland in full regalia, who later gave a dance performance to mark the opening of the new restaurant.
Representatives from the local community were there to mark the official opening, including Provost Jim Leishman, Kingdom FM, a local girls football team from the Glenrothes Strollers, Glenrothes Rugby Club and Rory the Mascot of Raith Rovers FC.
Provost of Fife, Jim Leishman
Chef Dhaneshwar Prasad at Handi Restaurant has created a menu of dishes using the finest seasonal produce. Handi features distinctive regional Indian cuisine from savory street food and breads, to tantalising vegetable specialties and fragrant curries, to signature tandoor-grilled meats and seafood.
Dishes at Handi features a new plating style, which is unlike anything diners will have ever seen before.
Fresh Spinach Chaat – fresh spinach in a crispy batter served with mint yoghurt & sweet chilli sauce to make it tangy
Golden Fried Stuffed Mushroom
Locally sourced fresh mushrooms stuffed with cheese & marinated and cooked in a crispy batter
Sharing platter of Indian treats:
Kesari Murg Tikka pieces with a mango sauce, deep-fried Mushroom Bhaji, Handi King prawns, Lamb Boti Kebab – Sucullent diced Lamb marinated in chef special and char grilled.
Chilli Garlic Chicken
Handi Gosht – Hyderabadi mouth melting lamb cooked on slow fire with chef special spices
Creamy black lentil dish Dal Handi
Both plain and Peshwari Naan, which was deliciously ‘coconutty’ with cherry pieces
Owner D Prasad said: “We are delighted to announce that Handi is now fully open, following a soft launch earlier this month at which we have been offering taster style dishes to the community.
“We take pride in our unique flavours and recipes that add memorable and delightful sparks to your tastebuds. At Handi, you will always experience a taste that more than satisfying”. At Handi Restaurant, we capture a little of everything and serve you the best of the Indian delicacies. Our Indian fare is prepared traditionally and is delicately spiced, contrary to popular thinking that all Indian food is hot and spicy. We use a light hand with the herbs and spices to enhance the flavours of our food and not overcome them”.
Team at Handi
Our opinion: Simply one of the best Indian food ever tasted bursting with unique flavours and textures. Excellent customer service.
195 Woodside Road Glenrothes, Fife