Owner, Anita Jaisinghani, formerly at the helm of Indika, has brought the flavors of her native Sindh culture and blended them with local Texas ingredients to bring Houston a new, organic approach to... Read More
Owner, Anita Jaisinghani, formerly at the helm of Indika, has brought the flavors of her native Sindh culture and blended them with local Texas ingredients to bring Houston a new, organic approach to the Indian restaurant scene. Pondicheri Café restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, featuring a diverse menu full of fresh ingredients from local farmers. Breakfast and lunch are served via counter service but everyone enjoys table service for dinner. A signature starter is the Papdi Chaat prepared with semolina crackers, lentil dumplings & moong sprouts drizzled with yogurt, cilantro & tamarind chutneys. An interesting entrée featured on the lunch and dinner menu is the Sayel Lamb, which is a Sindhi style leg of lamb that is slow-cooked with onions, yogurt, turnips & butternut squash. They even offer a kid's meal called Tuk Tuk Thali for children under 12, who enjoy an organic chicken kebab, fresh fruit, spinach, rice, desi fries (potatoes dusted with garam masala spice) for dessert, an elephant cookie! Raw and organic, the food prepared by the culinary team at Pondicheri is literally made-from-scratch. With hand-ground meat and spices, yeast starters prepped for fresh baked goods, farm-fresh eggs purchased from Weimar, TX and eco-friendly to-go containers called "tiffins," where the food is packed hot inside a stainless steel vessel for convenient carry-out, Pondicheri gets a super green "thumbs up" for its dedication to applying a clean carbon footprint to the restaurant scene in Houston.