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The Bhartiya Mandal Foundation hosted an early Mother’s Day Paint and Wine event to benefit Compassionate Chefs Cafe. A whole crowd of fabulous women showed up, made beautiful art, drank delicious wine and helped raise $2500 for Compassionate Chefs Cafe.

The funds will be split evenly between the Tenderloin After School Program and the Gandhi Ashram in Ahmedabad, India.

We are thrilled to partner with such a wonderful Bay Area organization.

Find out more about Bhartiya Mandal Foundation here.

Join Us For the Third Annual Spring India Day, June 10th

For the third year in a row, India will take over Union Square on Spring India Day - June 10th, 2017. Join us for all the food, music, dancing and artistry that India has to offer!

More Details Here.

Holi Hai!

Join the Bhartiya Mandal Foundation and the New Delhi Restaurant family as we celebrate Holi - the annual Indian festival of Spring. The colors will be flying at the Marina Middle School in San Francisco on March 11th at 11:00 am.

In addition to all the color you can throw, there will be food and beverages, music and free parking. Ticket price includes entry and unlimited color.

This event is for all ages to enjoy the celebration of Holi!

Buy Your Early Bird Ticket Here

You donations will go towards Bhartiya Mandal Foundation’s general fund to help support more community activities for all ages and to Compassionate Chefs Cafe - helping children across the street in the Tenderloin District of San Francisco and across the ocean at the Gandhi Ashram in Ahmedabad, India.

We are using non-toxic, non-hazardous, 100% safe Holi powder, food and cosmetic grade tested color to the highest FDA standards. Please click here for more information on the color product we will be using.

New to Holi? Here’s a video that explains it all: Holi in India

DATE: Sunday, Oct 2

TIME: 12:30 to 3:30 pm

PLACE: New Delhi Restaurant

The Numi Foundation helps provide clean drinking water to the farming communities that grow their tea and also offer experiential gardening, arts and social studies curricula to low-income K-8 public schools. So you can help someone get clean water in India, fill your own cup with delicious tea and help local kids all at one champagne brunch. Not bad for a Sunday!

The event will also feature a special Assamese buffet!
Kumro Bhajji - Pumpkin fritters with black cumin
Narikel Dal - Lentils with cumin and coconut
Papaer Khar - Green papaya prepared with mild spices
Bhindi Sorsori - Okra prepared Assamese style
Koni Alu Pitika - Mashed potatoes and eggs seasoned with mustard oil, cilantro and chopped onions
Steamed rice
Kachumber salad with cherry tomatoes

Payas - Rice pudding with golden raisins
Hurmur Gur - A traditional Assamese dessert with puffed rice, full cream and sweet liquid jaggery
Chai - Spiced milk tea with Numi Assamese black tea leaves

For more information or to RSPV, contact Darian at

May 6 Wine Maker’s Dinner

Rancho Sisquoc & New Delhi Restaurant


Join us for a one of a kind Wine Dinner Adventure. Your taste buds will be taken on an incredible journey from the sumptuous wines of Rancho Sisquoc Winery, to the exotic flavors of New Delhi Restaurant. Your hosts will be Winemaker Sarah Mullins and Chef Ranjan Dey. A beautiful original painting by renowned artist, Uma Shankar of Jaipur, India will be the showcase of the evening. As you delight your palate while wining and dining, let your eyes feast on the work of art that depicts glimpses of the poems from the Madhushaalaa Collection - The House Of Wine. Sarah Mullins’ enthusiasm for making world class wines will dazzle the evening while Chef Ranjan Dey dances around the dining room, sharing the exciting stories behind each and every dish on your table.

$125 per person
inclusive of 8.75% tax and 18% service charge


There will be a poetry reading about the original painting featured in the evening’s silent action. All proceeds from the auction will benefit 300 children across the street at San Francisco’s Tenderloin After School Program and 300 children across the ocean at the Gandhi Ashram with Manav Sadhna, India. Our mission with our ongoing support and programs is to help these children connect with each other and become global citizens like you and me. To learn more, please speak with Chef Ranjan Dey or visit


Mazadaar Shuruaat (Beginnings)
Cauliflower Kosambari
South Indian salad with cauliflower, pineapple, grated coconut and more
2014 Sylvaner – Santa Barbara – Rancho Sisquoc Winery

Mukhya Bhojon (Mains)
Fragrant cabbage and black garbonzo flavored with Kalonji and cilantro and steamed Poha style pressed rice
2014 Chardonnay – Santa Barbara – Rancho Sisquoc Winery

Kerelan Pepper Chicken
Creamy coconut chicken in onion gravy with black pepper, curry leaves and whole mustard served with basmati rice and nan bread
2013 Merlot – Santa Barbara – Rancho Sisquoc Winery

Mithai Aur Chai (Dessert & Tea)
Mango rice pudding with milk dumplings
Masala Chai
2014 River Red – Santa Barbara – Rancho Sisquoc Winery

New Delhi Restaurant     -     160 Ellis Street - San Francisco, CA 94102
Friday, May 6th, 2016 - Door Opens 6:30pm - Dinner Seating 7:00pm

*All purchases of tickets are final. There are no refunds or cancellations.

Purchase Your Ticket Here

Get in touch with your senses and learn to eat the Indian way! (Hint: it involves bread and rice.)

This casual social training workshop will be led by long-time San Francisco chef Ranjan Dey - star of the documentary series My India with Ranjan Dey. ( The event will be both a class and networking opportunity in enjoying Indian food the way it has been done in India for over 5000 years. There will also be information about the diverse dining styles found in the different regions of India.

Ranjan is famous for always being ready for a party. This will be a wonderful social gathering where you will be able to meet and network with other Bay Area foodies.

Ticket price includes food tasting and a glass of wine. 10% of all sales will be donated to Compassionate Chefs Cafe. (

No refunds, please.

When: Friday, April 8, 2016 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (PDT)
Where: New Delhi Restaurant - 160 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

Reserve your tickets here: How To Eat Indian Style

Another Successful Fun! Raiser

The Compassionate Chefs Cafe Fund raiser was a great success. Together we raised almost $7000! Your support will help the kids of Compassionate Chefs Cafe become global citizens. For more pictures, visit us at Facebook.

The Cooking Twins complete their masterpiece.

The Cooking Twins complete their masterpiece.


Head of Raffle Ticket Sales: Gabe.


A happy door prize winner.


Happy people enjoying dinner.


The staff of Compassionate Chefs - who make it all possible.

Looks barely a day over 99

New Delhi Restaurant has been around for 30+ years, but the building - specifically the dining room - is 100 years old this year. Travel Age West is celebrating California locations that have hit the big One Zero Zero and we made the list. You can find us here and see who else is turning 100 this year.

You are invited to a Glam Bollywood Party

New Delhi Restaurant Invites You To Vintage Glam Bollywood Style Party

Register here

Happenings for December

Compassionate Chefs Cafe hosted another great party!

A more intimate group of people gathered at the Compassionate Chefs Cafe on December 8 for food,
drinks, henna and dancing. $4555 was raised, and we would like to ask your help in reaching our goal of $6000.
This year is especially important, since the home of the Tenderloin After School Program suffered a fire. The program has re-located to another spot and is working on rebuilding. They hope to be in their permenent home in about a year. As always, 100% of the funds raised are split evenly between TASP and the Ghandi Ashram of Ahmedabad, with nothing held back for expenses. Look for our next event in May 2014!
Compassionate Chefs Cafe.

New Year’s Eve with New Delhi Restaurant

Do you have plans for ringing in 2014? New Delhi Restaurant will be hosting their usual sparkly Indian event.
Make your reservations now for a night of wonderful food and atmosphere. Reservations can be made here. Don’t wait, do it now.
Link to the Menu(pdf) and pricing here.
In addition, New Delhi Restaurant will be providing the appetizers at a Bollywood New Year’s Eve party at the Minna Gallery with BombayLove. Tickets and event details are available here.

Vintage Glam Bollywood Style Party

Save the date: February 7th, 2014. For details email Ranjan

New Delhi Restaurant Introduces the Mindfully Eating Workshops

January marks the start of the wellness and intent season

On Friday, January 17th, The New Delhi Restaurant will hold its first “Mindfully Eating” workshop. After two years of planning, this workshop series will launch with guide Vinita Jacinto conducting the workshops for groups of ten. The focus of each workshop is for the participants to learn to savor each moment of their eating experiences and Be Transformed!

“Eating is something we do every day,” say’s Ranjan Dey, “but with the frantic pace of modern life, we have forgotten how to experience the finer details of each dish or morsel. Enjoying a meal should be almost like taking a mini-vacation. It should rest you, relax you, and spiritually enrich you.”!
What Else Is Going On?
Much more info and witty rejoinders can be found at our Facebook page. Like us and good things will come your way.
New Delhi Restaurant on Facebook

Membership has its privileges: Maharaja Club members receive 20% off their meals in addition to other benefits. Ask how you can join.

Indian Wedding Catering Trends 2014

Chef Ranjan was the keynote speaker at the Silicon Valley NACE meeting. The focus was 2014 Indian Wedding Trends and was held at the beautiful Villa Montalvo at the Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga, CA.

There was lots of blues, purples, golds and magentas; along with bhranga dancers, amazing table displays, great food and beautiful saris on lovely models. The 2014 Indian wedding season will be stunning!

You can see more pics and read two other reviews of the evening at Divine Affair and at Indian Weddings

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