By David F. Rooney
Beef Vindaloo, Butter Chicken, Chicken Korma, Daal Tarka… the names of these classic East Indian dishes tantalize the palate. Now Revelstokians can yield to these culinary temptations with Friday’s long-awaited opening of Paramjit’s Kitchen at 116 West First Street.
“This is something of a dream for my mother,” restaurateur Goldie Sanghera said Thursday. “She has been selling samosas down at the market for a long time but she always wanted an East Indian restaurant. I’m helping take it to the next level.”
Goldie said the family originally were going to call it Pam’s Kitchen, since that’s the nickname most Revelstokians have known her mother by.
“But friends convinced us to call it Paramjit’s Kitchen. Since this is an East Indian restaurant it needed an East Indian name,” she said.
Paramjit’s Kitchen will specialize in East Indian and, believe it or not, German food.
“I was trained as a German chef,” Goldie said, adding that the family lived for some time in Austria and had previously owned two German restaurants.
The German dishes include Bacon and Cheeze Spatzle, Bratwurst and Weisswurst, veal schnitzel and Beef Zweibel Roastbraten. The East Indian food that local residents have come to love through the Community East Indian Dinners sponsored by the Sanghera family as a charity fundraiser include the dishes named above as well as Curried Prawns in Coconut Milk, Shai Paneer and Mirchi Beef Kebab. There will also be exotic specialty subs on the lunch menu.
There is a takeout menu and patrons can call their orders in to 250-837-2112.