By Karen Kennedy
In the mood for some spicy curry to take the chill off this wintry weather?
A new little Indian and Pakistani restaurant called Grill to Go is offering the ethnic food on Michigan Road, just south of 106th Street, in a small strip mall on the west side of the street tucked in with a Starbucks and a bank..
Owner Sebiha Malik recently open the restaurant, and although she is of Pakistani descent, she has lived in Hamilton County for six years.
She said her restaurant fresh tries to bring a fresh perspective on Pakistani, Afghani, Middle Eastern and American food.
“It is born of our passion for these regions’ amazing foods and the possibilities achieved by their fusion,” she said in a statement. “We are all about creating fresh, authentic, high standard meals.”
Grill to Go has a small but diverse menu of curries, kababs, wraps, sandwiches and sides. There’s a small seating area with an upscale, urban feel, but as the name implies, everything is served in “to go” containers whether you choose to dine in or carry out.
The focus is on fresh, low-fat meals. All dishes are made with minimal oil and low-fat dairy products, and there are plenty of options for anyone with dietary restrictions.
While much of the menu is traditional Indian food, there are some interesting Middle-Eastern dishes such as Kofta (seasoned ground meat made into meatballs and skewered) and Malai (a curry-like dish with a creamier sauce.) Curry and kabab meals are served with seasoned basmati rice and a huge piece of warm naan. Wrap, sandwich and salad meals come with a choice of seasoned fries or falafel, and include a beverage.
The curry combo meal is stellar; red curry with big chunks of slow-cooked lamb, chicken tikka masala (fiery red curry with tender pieces of chicken breast) and a potato-chickpea yellow curry. Other noteworthy menu items include both chicken and vegetarian samosas, the tandoori chicken burger and gluten-free naan.
Grill to Go is at 10460 N. Michigan Rd in Carmel and is open Tuesday through Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information call 337-0211 or visit www.grilltogoindy.com.