April 21, 2024

Indian Delights serves rapidly-casual, refreshing delicacies to Cedar Park cafe goers

Indian Delights is positioned in The Depot in Cedar Park. (Sumaiya Malik/Local community Effect Newspaper)

Indian Delights, a restaurant found next to the historic Austin Steam Prepare in Cedar Park, delivers day by day Indian delicacies to its repeat clientele.

It is acknowledged to cook food items in smaller sized batches and in some cases 2 times a working day to give only the freshest food items to the table. Giving takeout and supply as a result of Uber Eats and the like, the restaurant celebrated its initial birthday before this month.

“It’s the go-to area for people today for Indian food items,” stated Jagan Munagala, a co-operator of the restaurant who is a foodie and has been cooking considering that his superior faculty days.

Situated in The Depot in Cedar Park, Indian Delights opened in May 2021, when COVID-19 figures ended up substantial, but small business held escalating.

Munagala stated Indian meals is starting to be extra well-known with the community populace. About 60% of prospects have ties to South Asia.

Owned by 3 companions, the enterprise is geared to give South Indian and North Indian cuisines, and patrons can choose for the buffet or order from the a la carte menu.

Rooster tikka masala, butter chicken, malai kofta and biryani are common things on the menu. All meat dishes are halal with meat sourced locally from Halal Quit Store in South Austin. Munagala claimed he also hopes to extend the menu with more assortment.

In the course of the week, the restaurant delivers specials this kind of as Chaat Night on Wednesdays and Dosa Night on Thursdays.

Chaat is a savory dish filled with potato, onion, chickpea and cilantro, and dosa are crisp pancakes made from rice flour and that includes distinct fillings.

Munagala stated he focuses on freshness, and even goods these as biryani, a multistep rice dish, are geared up in modest batches two times a day.

The homeowners, who experienced hoped to see development soon after COVID-19 figures went down, are now viewing the consequences of mounting costs induced by the Russia-Ukraine war, Munagala reported.

“All the prices have long gone up. We use 800 units of product and milk each individual week, each and every of which are up by $1,” Munagala explained. “That is $1,000 a week for us.”

But so considerably, the cafe retains looking at repeat consumers who continue to be loyal. Indian Delights also has a social gathering home different from the main eating hall for about 50 company.

Munagala claimed he hopes to see additional consumers reserving the space “now that COVID figures are down.”

Dosa Night

On Thursdays, the restaurant delivers Dosa Evening, wherever patrons can test a selection of objects, which include:

  • Potato bhujia: a curry with potatoes and spices
  • Pani puri: an Indian street foodstuff with a deep-fried flatbread crammed with chutney, potato, onion or chickpeas
  • Mint chutney: a condiment created from mint, coriander, ginger and garlic
  • Sambar: a stew made from lentils, greens, tamarind and spices
  • Sandwich dosas: crisp pancakes created from rice flour and stuffed with many fillings
  • Suji Halwa: a dessert built from semolina or wheat, ghee and sugar

Indian Delights

401 E. Whitestone Blvd., Ste. C-106, Cedar Park



Hrs: Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 5-10 p.m. Sat. 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., 5-10 p.m. Solar. 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., 5-9:30 p.m.