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The New Delhi Palace, a family owned restaurant, serving Pasadenans for 20 years

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New Delhi Palace-exterior
Diane Tegarden

New Delhi Palace in Pasadena


The owner of The New Delhi Palace, Ron Sandhu, is a second generation restaurant owner, proudly serving exquisite Indian food to Pasadena residents for over 20 years from the same location at 950 E. Colorado Blvd. #205, Pasadena CA 91106. The food servers there are efficient, polite and friendly, quick to help you with any questions you may have.

The lunch buffet at The New Delhi Palace offers a tasty variety of foods, including: salad, vegetable samosas, vegetable pakora, basmati rice, chicken curry, chicken tandoori, baingan bharta (freshly baked eggplant skinned and cooked with onions, tomatoes and curry sauce), dal tarka, saag paneer and bhindi masala, with kheer (a sweet rice pudding) or gulab jamun (small donuts soaked in sweet cream) for dessert.

The full menu offers a wide range of dishes, starting with these 8 tantalizing appetizers: Paneer pakora (cheese fritters), crab cakes, chicken sautéed with chili, ginger and bell peppers, Paneer tikka (fresh stir-fried Indian cheese) soup of the day, cucumber salad, vegetable samosas, vegetable pakora ($5 -$10.00).

Their delicious tandoor specialties include; rack of lamb, tandoori chicken, chicken tikka, mint chicken tikka, Sheesh kebab (lamb with onions, herbs and spices) and Tandoori shrimp ($11.00-$20.00). Their excellent curries include: 4 chicken curries ($12.00- $13.00) and 5 lamb curries ($14.00- $23.00). They serve flavorful vegetable biryani (basmati rice with vegetables, nuts, herbs and spices), as well as chicken and lamb biryani ($10.00-$12.00).

Their Chef’s specialties include: shrimp coconut masala, catfish masala (fish with tomatoes and onions), palak paneer (spinach with Indian fresh cheese), bhindi masala (spiced okra), mattar paneer (peas with fresh cheese) and bengan bhartha (Tandoori baked eggplant) from $10.00-$14.00.

They have two dinner platters for $15.00 per person; the vegetarian platter comes with palak paneer (homemade cheese with spinach in a curry sauce), bhantha, dal, basmati rice, naan, and raita, and the non-vegetarian platter comes with your choice of chicken, lamb or curry, tandoori chicken, palak paneer, dal (lentils cooked in garlic with Indian spices), naan (flat bread), raita (sliced cucumbers in a thin yogurt sauce) and basmati rice.

They serve 6 different flavors of tandoori breads; plain, garlic, aloo parantha (whole-wheat flatbread stuffed with spiced mashed potatoes), onion kulcha (naan stuffed with onions), paneer naan (cheese naan) and chicken naan (from $2.00-$5.00).

Indian food is a veritable feast for vegetarians, as many of the dishes are prepared without meat, yet provide a complete protein packed meal. Here are some of the dishes they serve: vegetable korma, dal makhni, dal tarka, aloo mattar, sag aloo, maloi kofta, aloo Gobi (potatoes and cauliflower cooked with ginger) and channa masala for only $10.00

The New Delhi Palace is located at 950 E. Colorado Blvd. #205, Pasadena Ca 91106, their telephone number is 626-405-0666, and you can go to their website for more information. They are open Monday through Sunday from 11:30am -2:30pm for lunch and 5pm -10pm for dinner.

Parking along the street is limited, so take Colorado Blvd. heading eastbound, take a right on Mentor Avenue, then a quick left up the ramp where the second story parking is only $1.00 on M-F from 11am to 3pm (at any other times the parking is free.)