Punjabi Pop-up at 18 Reasons on June 3rd


Gather around our family table for another unique Punjabi feast cooked by our favorite Indian mama, Roop Soni. This particular menu features an array of dishes inspired by dhabas*, the Indian equivalent of America’s 24-hour diner. These roadside restaurants serve authentic, wholesome, satisfying Punjabi food around the clock and are an integral part of culture and cuisine.


First Course
Vegetable Pakora & Chutney

Dhaba-style Masala Chicken
Pahli aur Alu ki Subzi (Green Beans and Potato)
Dahl Makhani (Slow Cooked Creamy Spiced Black Lentils)
Punjabi Bhaturas (Leavened fried Indian bread)
Boondi Raita
Onions & Green Chilies

Papajee’s Kheer (Simran’s Grandfather’s Indian Rice Pudding)

Wine and beer will be sold at an additional cost ($6 and $3 respectively). You are also welcome to BYOB (wine and beer only).

Hope you can join us – tickets at this linkFYI:Photo above is from another pop-up.

* (from Wikipedia) A Punjabi dhaba is a roadside restaurant or cafe in either India or Pakistan, featuring. These are found on highways and on the outskirts of cities, towns, and villages. Dhabas were initially started by enterprising Punjabis to cater to the needs of truckers, who were also initially mostly Punjabis, for authentic wholesome, clean, and hot Punjabi food at any hour of the day or night. They typically offer 24/7 service.
Dhaba roadside eateries are now a common feature on the Punjab’s national and state highways. Earlier frequented only by truck drivers, today eating at a Dhaba—urban or roadside—is a trend. Thus, Punjabi Dhaba has become a part of the culture of the Punjabi People.


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