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House of India: Hospitality, authentic dishes inspires local following

Photos by Kerri Bartlett
Ranjeet Singh, owner of House of India, has been greeting customers with a smile and a plate of upscale Indian food since the location of his new restaurant opened in November in Cool Springs.

Dressed in a smart jacket and tie everyday, India-native Ranjeet Singh, owner of House of India, welcomes each customer into his comfortable, upscale Indian restaurant with a smile and warm air of professionalism that keeps patrons coming back to fill their plates.

“If he went to the moon, we’d follow,” customer Ross Abualrob said, who frequents the restaurant weekly with his son, Raa’D, 9.

Abualrob is a devoted Indian-food lover who has followed Singh from his previous popular location in Nashville to his new family-owned restaurant in Cool Springs, 9100 A Carothers Pkwy.

The building was previously named Spice of India under a different owner. Singh opened the new restaurant as House of India in November with his unique flair for excellence.

“The food is awesome and his [Singh] personality always makes me feel welcomed. He is always on top of things and making sure the buffet is fresh during lunch,” Abualrob said.

A veteran of the restaurant business since 1988, Singh believes that the authentic north Indian food from the Punjab region,
Raa’D Abualrob, 9, stands with Ranjeet. He is a regular patron at House of India.
the attention to detail, and the hospitable service are the qualities that define his restaurant in partnership with his son, JP (Jaswinder P.) Singh.

The head chef, a native of India, has 30 years experience preparing Indian cuisine, and servers are professionally trained.

“I want this to be a place where people can relax and enjoy themselves in an upscale, stylish atmosphere,” Singh said.

He considers ‘House of India’ aptly named, expressing what the restaurant represents—a restaurant with a hospitable and comfortable atmosphere.

A white table cloth-dining experience, House of India measures up to patron’s expectations.

The restaurant is quiet and peaceful with a hint of Indian music to provide added ambiance. Crystal chandeliers provide a touch of excellence and the red carpet adds a warm feel.

However, most customers might agree that the food, especially the samplings on the popular lunch buffet daily draws them back again and again.

“The Tikka Masala is the best in town,” Abualrob said.

The Chicken Tikka Masala reigns as a favorite among most native Indian and American guests. The dish is made with boneless chunks of chicken broiled in a tandoor oven and sautéed in a rich tomato and butter sauce with curry and other Indian spices. Singh also offers a sampling of south Indian foods.

Lunch is served Monday thru Friday from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. and dinner Monday thru Sunday from 5 to 10 p.m. The lunch buffet is $9.95. Dinner prices range from $12.95 to 19.95.

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Posted on: 1/30/2014


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