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The Dhaba

Indian Restaurants in Tempe

The Dhaba Indian Restaurants Tempe Food

The Dhaba is a multi-award winning, casual-elegant restaurant, located along the light rail route in Tempe. They pride themselves in supporting local farmers, recruiting locally and using the best meats, plus all spices are blended in house.  The Dhaba is the embodiment of Punjabi food and Punjab – a state that has been the envy of the nation (India). They are the annual recipient of many People’s Choice and Critic awards, with much praise focused on the complex flavors and authenticity of the cuisine. The Dhaba offers vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and Halal choices. Please join their chefs and staff to explore real food prepared by real people.

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So, What are Dhabas?

In India and Pakistan, highways are dotted with local restaurants popularly known as ‘Dhabas’, providing local cuisine and serving as stops for truck drivers. Dhabas are traditionally characterized by casual seating on cots (called chaarpai in Hindi) and food prepared in clay ovens (tandoor). Over time Dhabas have come to define a culture, centered on food. Real Punjabi has been influenced by the diverse culinary cultures of Persia, Afghanistan and Central Asia.

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The Dhaba Menu

Here is a sneak peak of a few of The Dhaba’s menu items…

Punjabi Veggie Platter
An assorted platter capturing the essence of punjabi. Mouthwatering veggie and paneer pakoras (fritters), samosa, tikki, chole and chutneys. a special item! Recommended with chenin blanc / malbec.

Kashmiri Chicken Tikka Masala
Chicken tikka masala is chunks of chicken breast marinated in spices and yogurt, then baked in a tandoor oven. It is combined in a masala (“mixture of spices”) sauce along with cream. Recommended with muscadet / chardonnay / malbec.

La Jawab Kadahi Gosht
Boneless lamb pieces marinated in a spicy yogurt mixture of sliced onions, bell peppers, and tomatoes in a thick sauce with exotic spices. Recommended with pinot noir / petit verdot / viognier.

Samundri Jhinga Saag
Fresh spinach cooked with shrimps in dhaba blend of spices and herbs. Recommended with fume blanc / chardonnay / sauvignon blanc.

The Dhaba Hours & Reservations

The Dhaba is located at India Plaza, Tempe, AZ. Major cross streets are Apache Blvd & McClintock. The Dhaba is OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK!
Monday – Friday
11:00 am to 3:00 pm
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday
12:00 pm to 9:00 pm

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