Sunday, December 23, 2012

Holiday Hours (Timings)


Heritage India Georgetown
Dec. 24: Open for lunch and dinner
Dec. 25: Closed for lunch and dinner
Dec. 31: Open for lunch and dinner
Jan. 1: Closed for lunch and open for dinner


Heritage India P Street Dupont Circle
Dec. 24: Open for lunch and dinner
Dec. 25: Open for lunch and dinner
Dec. 31: Open for lunch and dinner
Jan. 1: Closed for lunch and open for dinner

Monday, December 10, 2012

Dupont Circle Happy Hour

We’re pleased to share our blueprint for happiness, a.k.a, our Dupont Circle happy hour menu. We invite you to get reacquainted with the same formula that led Washingtonian to list Heritage India Dupont Circle among the city’s top 100 bars. Your favorite Indian tapas are buy one, get one free again. Plus, we’ve expanded the menu with selections from neighboring Café Luna. The drink specials are flowing and we’re saving a barstool for you as follows:

What: Heritage India and Café Luna Happy Hour
When: Monday-Friday 4-7 pm; Saturday-Sunday 3-6 pm
Where: 1633 P St. NW
Contact: (202) 387-7400 | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Email ListBlog Feed
Food & Drink: Detailed below

Happy Hour Drink Menu

  • House wines $4.75
  • Domestic bottle beers $4.00
  • Craft beers $4.00
  • Margaritas, Sangrias, Cocktails and Martinis $4.50
  • Ask for pitcher deals

Happy Hour Tapas

Frankie / Kathi Roll

Aloo Tikki Chaat
Found in almost every food stall and street food vendor in Delhi…Potato patties served with spicy chickpeas, topped with sweet yogurt, tamarind chutney and spicy cilantro sauce

Bhelpuri
This iconic street food item from western India is low fat and nutritious…made of puffed rice, green mango, chopped onions and potato topped with a combination of green hot sauce and tamarind

Golgappas
Known by different names  ... “puchka” and “pani puri” to name a few … This is undoubtedly the most eaten snack in the whole of India. Puffed whole wheat and semolina crisps stuffed with potato and chickpea, accompanied by spicy tamarind water to dunk into.

Papri Chaat
Lip-smacking and the most popular of all…prepared with whole wheat crackers, diced potato, chickpeas and an assortment of sweet and spicy sauces

Onion Bhajji
A popular Indian snack, also known as “pakora.” Onions in a spiced chickpea batter, fried.

Samosa
A triangular savory pastry filled with spiced potato and peas. Served with tamarind chutney.

Kurkuri Palak
Crisp spinach leaves topped with a light chickpea batter, sweet yogurt and seasonings

Frankies
Also known as the Kathi Roll ....a street food item originating from Kolkatta...the common man’s meal on the go. Spiced grilled chicken or fresh cottage cheese rolled in an egg battered tortilla.

Café Luna Beginnings

Empanadas
Chicken, Beef or Spinach and Cheese

Spinach & Artichoke Dip  
Oven-baked creamy spinach, artichoke and cheese dip. Served with flatbread.

Chicken Milanese Tenders
Crispy pan-fried chicken with plum tomato sauce

Mediterranean Medley
Hummus, Baba Ganoush and Tzatziki with Pita bread

Bruschetta
Toasted Ciabatta bread with basil and vine-ripened tomatoes

Classico Mussels
Steamed with, tomatoes, garlic and white wine

Tapenade Trio
Basil pesto, sundried tomato tapenade and black olive tapenade served with flatbread

Calamari Gremolata
Crispy calamari with a gremolata of parsley, garlic and lemon zest with plum tomato sauce

Mozza Luna
Fried mozzarella with spicy tomato marinara sauce

Quesadillas
Chicken and salsa fresco or beef and mushroom

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Gift Certificates with Extra 20% Value

The Heritage India family of restaurants has a valuable gift for you. When you purchase a gift certificate, we’ll add an additional 20% to the value of the certificate. Buy a $50 gift certificate and your special someone will receive $60 to spend on our exclusive cuisine.

All four of our restaurants are offering the 20% bonus:


This is our way of thanking you for sharing our restaurants with someone on your gift list. Wishing you and yours a delicious holiday season.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

One Door Opens, One Door Closes


We are making changes to our family of Heritage India restaurants.

We're saying an enthusiastic hello to our new Heritage India just off Dupont Circle at 1633 P St. NW. It's at your service for lunch and dinner seven days a week. The menu includes combination plates for lunch and weekend brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. Please call (202) 387-7400 for delivery, carryout and reservations.

We're saying a fond farewell to Heritage Asia Thai Bistro, which is closing on Dec. 15. It has been a great pleasure to serve you our unique Thai and Pan-Asian recipes. Heritage India Georgetown remains open as usual seven days a week for lunch and dinner. After Dec. 15, please come upstairs to pick up carryout orders. We are considering other possible uses of the first-floor space. As we explore options to showcase another type of exclusive cuisine, we invite you to subscribe to our newsletter and follow our Facebook and Twitter accounts for the latest news. Use the sign-up box and links at right to connect. Thank you for your understanding as we transition our space to provide you with the caliber of food and service you have come to expect from the Heritage India family of restaurants.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Breaking News: Now Open in Dupont Circle

Our newest Heritage India restaurant has opened at 1633 P St. NW just east of Dupont Circle. View the menu or just come visit for lunch or dinner. More details to come!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Introducing Weekend Brunch


Two words to help you get over this Hump Day Wednesday: Weekend brunch! New at Heritage India beginning Saturday. All you can eat for $29.95 including unlimited Mimosas, Bloody Marys, champagne, house martinis and house vodka, gin, rum and tequila. Brunch only without alcoholic beverages is $19.95. Children’s brunch for ages 3-7 is $15.95 with unlimited sodas and juices or $10.95 for brunch only. Once you look at the eye-popping menu, you’ll wish the weekend was already here.

Mention this post for a 10% off friends and neighbors discount any weekend in October.

Friday, September 28, 2012

New Desserts for Sweet Endings

Introducing our new dessert menu, a combination of classics with a twist. Indian ice cream (kulfi) is crave-worthy in traditional pistachio flavor, but now you can sink a spoon into mango or berry flavor as well. Sample from our Thai menu with mango sticky rice or honey fried banana. Or drink your dessert with a digestive tea or after-dinner cocktail.

Shahi Tukra

Shahi Tukra
From the royal kitchens of the nawabs of Hyderabad comes this deliciously rich bread pudding

Rasmalai
Chilled cream cheese and milk puffs served in a light, milky, pistachio-flavored sauce

Gajjar Halwa
A classic Indian carrot pudding made with fresh carrots cooked in milk, butter and nuts. Served warm.

Kulfi
Introducing new flavors of our Indian ice cream: mango, fresh berry and classic pistachio

Gulab Jamoon
Warm soft milk dumplings with rose essence, soaked in sugar syrup

Kheer
India’s traditional rice pudding, flavored with cardamom

HOUSE SPECIAL DESSERTS

Mango with sticky rice (seasonal)

Honey fried banana

SORBETS

Mango, pear, orange or raspberry

DIGESTIVE TEAS

Masala chai

Herbal tea (Peppermint, Chamomile or Lemon Ginger)

AFTER DINNER COCKTAILS

Chocolate French Kiss
Vanilla Vodka, Godiva Chocolate, Godiva White Chocolate, Liquor43
Feels like a touch of silk on your lips

Liqui Oreo
Vodka, Kahlua, Crème De Cacao and Bailey’s topped with Oreo ice cream
Children’s version: Oreo ice cream, chocolate sauce, vanilla ice cream and low-fat milk

Espresso Martini
Vodka, Espresso Coffee, Tia Maria and Kahlua

Monday, September 17, 2012

Fruit of the Vine, Half Price

We’re spilling even more wine secrets, as though the weekly wine and beer specials weren’t tantalizing enough.

Sip fine wine and save a dime during our half-price wine sale. A special basket inside the restaurant holds limited quantities of premium wines, available on a first come, first served basis. When they’re gone, they’re gone. Fine wine for 50% fewer dimes ... what’s not to love?

Here’s what the basket currently holds.

Cono Sur 2010 Riesling, Chile
The winemaker describes this wine as “great, with a strong personality.” Its “clean cut, sharp and distinct notes of citrus – lemon, lime and grapefruit – mingle in with quince and white flower touches. In the mouth, it is fresh, balanced and full bodied.”
Sale price: $14.50 (Regularly $29)

La Châsse du Pape Côtes du Rhône Prestige 2009 White Blend, France
“Fruity and well balanced, it develops delicate aromas of white flowers and citrus, combined with a harmonious structure,” notes the vintner.
Sale price: $17.50 (Regularly $35)

Emeritus 2008 Pinot Noir, Russian River, California
Sultry and elegant, with the fragrance of fresh cut flowers
Sale price: $35 (Regularly $70)

Siduri 2008 Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, California
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, this wine has pronounced minerality and “toasted-leaf aromas,” coupled with “lots of sweet fruit to match.”
Sale price: $36 (Regularly $72)

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Weekly Wine and Beer Specials

Thirsty? We can solve that problem with our weekly wine and beer specials.


Our white wine on special is Argentinean.  The Crios Torrontes 2010 has “enticing aromas that are strikingly similar to Viognier, with hints of peach pit, white pear, flowers, and orange citrus fruit. On the palate, it has beautiful structure and acidity similar to Sauvignon Blanc along with enticing fruit flavors that keep you coming back for another sip and plenty of body for a wine that shows such delicate aromas and flavors…”

It’s specially priced at $22, regularly $35.


Our special red is La Châsse du Pape Côtes du Rhône Prestige. This luscious French Grenache won high praise from Wine Spectator, among many others. It’s specially priced at $21.50, regularly $32.

Beer specials are


Goose Island IPA $4 (Regularly $5.95)
Bass Ale $3.50 (Regularly $5.95)
Sierra Nevada Draft $5 (Regularly $7.95)

Cheers, mates!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Spotlight on Heritage Asia Thai Bistro

What’s this?

Is it Heritage India?

Those are the questions people frequently ask when they see our first-floor dining room.

In fact, it’s Heritage Asia Thai Bistro, our two-year-old sister restaurant owned by Heritage India.

We recently edited the menu, so now is a fine opportunity to sample the delicious Thai and Pan-Asian cuisine our Thai chef serves.

Heritage Asia Menu Autumn 2012

APPETIZERS

Emperor shrimp

SPRING ROLLS
Light crispy wrappers filled with bean thread noodles and vegetables, served with a sweet and sour dipping sauce

EMPEROR SHRIMP
Shrimp and Fresh Vegetables in crisp rice skin wrapper

CRISPY CALAMARI

GOLDEN FRIED TOFU

FISH BALLS
Deep fried fish balls topped with a sweet sour sauce and crushed peanuts

KNOM JEEB/STEAMED SHUMAI
Steamed Thai dumplings filled with minced chicken and crabmeat, topped with roasted garlic

WRAPPING BALLS
Chicken and Shrimp Mince in a wanton wrap

ORIENTAL SATAY
Chicken or Beef served with the traditional peanut sauce

VIETNAMESE GARDEN ROLLS
Fresh vegetables in soft rice wrapper with a choice of Tofu or Shrimp

SHRIMP NEST
Tempura Shrimps tossed in a special sauce, served on a bed of lettuce

SHRIMP CAKES
Shrimp mixed with a chef special sauce, breaded and served with Thai sweet chili sauce

SOUPS & SALADS

TOM YUM
A fragrant lemongrass and exotic spice soup with tofu, chicken or shrimp/seafood

COCONUT MILK SOUP
With tofu, chicken or shrimp

WONTON SOUP
Chicken and shrimp wrapped wantons in a light consommé with fresh vegetables

GADO GADO
An Indonesian salad with mixed greens, tofu, cucumber and peanut dressing

GREEN PAPAYA SALAD

THAI SPICY SALAD
A tangy mixed vegetable salad with tofu, shrimp or beef

GRILLED CHICKEN SALAD
Chicken mixed with fresh vegetables in a spicy lime dressing

LARB GAI
A light and yet refreshing spicy chicken salad, tossed with red onions, cilantro and spicy lime dressing, topped with crunchy rice powder

HOUSE SPECIALS

Hong Kong Ginger Duck

Grilled Lemongrass Saigon Pork

GRILLED LEMONGRASS SAIGON PORK
A Vietnamese Specialty of grilled pork served over vermicelli noodles

HONG KONG GINGER DUCK
Boneless duck lightly fried with mushrooms in gravy

KOREAN SESAME BEEF
Beef marinated in a chef’s special sauce and sesame oil, served with kim chi (Korean pickled cabbage)

GARLIC SHRIMP
Jumbo shrimp sautéed with garlic and pepper

GRILLED CHICKEN AND GREEN PAPAYA
Breast of chicken lightly grilled to a turn, served on a bed of shredded green papaya, tomatoes, dried shrimp and a generous topping of roasted peanuts

BANGKOK BEEF STEAK
Grilled New York steak, served with steamed vegetables and a spicy Thai dipping sauce

TERIYAKI BEEF

CHILI FISH FRY
Fillet of flounder stir fried with chili paste and string beans

ALL OUR HOUSE SPECIALS ARE SERVED WITH A BOWL OF JASMINE RICE

CURRY SPECIALTIES

Malayan Yellow Curry


Penang Curry


RED CURRY
Red curry sauce, coconut milk and basil leaves with tofu, chicken, beef or shrimp/seafood

MALAYAN YELLOW CURRY
Yellow curry sauce, potatoes, onions and carrots with tofu, chicken, beef or shrimp/seafood

GREEN CURRY
Green curry sauce, coconut milk, bamboo shoots and basil leaves with tofu, chicken, beef or shrimp/seafood

PENANG CURRY
Penang curry sauce with coconut milk, peanut sauce and basil leaves with tofu, chicken, beef or shrimp/seafood

FRIED RICE AND NOODLES

Singapore Noodles

PINEAPPLE FRIED RICE
Thai style shrimp and chicken fried rice with cashew nuts and pineapple

FRIED RICE
With vegetables, chicken, beef or shrimp

DRUNKEN FRIED RICE
With vegetables, chicken, beef or shrimp

PAD THAI
Stir fried classic Thai rice noodles with egg, bean curd, peanuts, bean sprouts and tofu, chicken, beef or shrimp

SINGAPORE NOODLES
Vermicelli noodles stir fried with curry powder, bean sprouts and tofu, chicken, beef or shrimp

DRUNKEN NOODLES
Stir fried rice noodles with chili, basil leaves and tofu, chicken, beef or shrimp

PAD SEE EW
Hong Kong style sautéed soft rice noodles with egg, Chinese broccoli and tofu, chicken, beef or shrimp

ENTREES/STIRFRY

THAI BASIL
Tofu, chicken, beef, crispy duck or shrimp/seafood sautéed with chili, garlic and basil leaves

CASHEW NUT
Chicken or shrimp sautéed with cashew nuts, onions, spring onions and served in a light brown sauce

GINGER PERFECT
Tofu, chicken, beef or shrimp sautéed with fresh ginger, onions, mushrooms and green onions in a light ginger garlic sauce

VEGETABLES PERFECT
Tofu, chicken, beef or shrimp tossed with fresh vegetables in a garlic sauce

EGGPLANT AND BASIL
Tofu, chicken, beef or shrimp stir fried with Thai basil, spicy chili and garlic

DESSERTS

STICKY RICE WITH MANGO (SEASONAL)

HONEY FRIED BANANA

SORBETS
Mango, Raspberry, Pear or Orange

ICE CREAMS
Honey, coconut pineapple, rice pudding or mocha

BEVERAGES

Thai iced tea
Thai iced coffee

Heritage Asia shares the Heritage India menus of non-alcoholic drinks and a full bar with house cocktails.

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Heritage Asia is open daily for lunch and dinner with one exception: it is closed for lunch on Sundays. Lunch hours are Monday to Friday 11:30 am to 2:30 pm and Saturday 12 to 3 pm. Dinner, delivery and carryout is open seven nights a week from 5:30 to 10 pm. The phone is the same as Heritage India, (202) 333-3120.

Delivery and carryout orders can combine items from both Heritage Asia and Heritage India. Order online or call (202) 333-3120.

We invite you to follow Heritage Asia on Facebook and Twitter. Likewise, please follow Heritage India’s Facebook and Twitter accounts and also subscribe to our newsletter in the box at right.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

September Lunch Menu


If you’re curious to try some of our new curries, we invite you to lunch with us this month. We’re featuring lunch-sized portions of two new curries as well as our additional option of Haldi tandoori-grilled chicken.

One look at the September lunch menu and we’re sure your mouth will be watering.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

August Lunch Menu

Here’s the monthly Georgetown lunch menu, designed to make your selection quick and easy, yet not lacking in variety or choice.

EXPRESS STARTERS

PAPRI CHAAT
FISH BALLS
VEGETABLE SPRING ROLLS

MAIN COURSE OPTIONS

GRILLED COMBINATIONS
Served with lentils, naan bread and pillau rice

SEEKH KABAB
Ground lamb rolls, grilled in the Indian oven

LAL CHICKEN TIKKA
Boneless cubes of chicken marinated in yogurt, paprika, ginger, garlic, roasted spices and lemon juice, grilled in the Indian oven

TANDOORI GOBI
Cauliflower marinated in freshly roasted gram flour, yellow chili powder and fresh roasted cumin, grilled in the Indian oven

CURRY COMBINATIONS
Served with rice, naan bread, lentils and spinach with corn

MALABAR COCONUT CURRY
Fresh coconut, ground roasted spices and peanut curry with fish or shrimp

MAKHANI
Shrimp, chicken or paneer in a creamy tomato sauce

ROGAN JOSH
This aromatic chicken or lamb dish is the “sine qua non” of Kashmiri cuisine. “Rogan” meaning color, “josh” meaning passion.

DHINGRI MATTAR
Fresh mushrooms and green peas curry

CHANA MASALA
Chickpeas with fresh herbs and spices

EXPRESS LUNCH
Served with rice only

SAG / SPINACH MASALA
Varying in levels of spiciness, this spinach gravy combines with all. Choose chicken, lamb, shrimp or paneer.

This special lunch menu is available weekdays in from 11:30 am-2:30 pm. On Saturdays and Sundays, lunch hours are 12-3 pm and the regular menu is offered.

Weekly Wine Specials

Our white wine of the week is Lockwood’s 2009 Chardonnay from California. The vintner’s tasting notes call the wine “pure and elegant.”

Aromas of fresh pineapple and orange blossom are supported by French oak nuances. Flavors of nectarine and white peach fill the front palate as citrus tones and minerality linger on through the finish.  This combination of aromas, flavors and textures create a charming Chardonnay experience. Enjoy this wine with a variety of seafood and chicken dishes.

It’s on special for $20 (regularly $36).


Our red of the week is New Zealand’s 2009 Sherwood Pinot Noir. The winemaker notes, “the 2009 Pinot Noir displays ripe, sweet plum notes with an edge of complexity on the nose. The palate is rich and round supported by fine grain tannins.” As for pairings, the wine is considered “an excellent match for most meat dishes.”

It’s on special for $22.50 (regularly $42). Cheers!

Our Georgetown Restaurant is Open

There is some confusion about the status of Heritage India. Make no mistake:

Heritage India is open in Upper Georgetown at 2400 Wisconsin Ave. Lunch and dinner are served daily. Our Dupont Circle restaurant has closed to relocate. We encourage you to patronize our Georgetown location, open for business seven days a week.

Monday, August 6, 2012

The difference between Korma and Pasanda

Pasanda!


Gosht Avad Korma was a popular dish on our previous menu. It literally meant Lamb Korma from Avad. Gosht is the Indian word for lamb/mutton (goat) and Avad is a northwestern frontier province in India.

We’ve replaced Korma with Pasanda on our new menu.

What is the difference, you may ask?

Historically, Korma and Pasanda are two totally different dishes.

Korma is a pale yellow mutton curry. It has yogurt, cardamom, black pepper, ginger and lots of saffron. Ground almonds are cooked in to give it a smooth, creamy texture. Sometimes dried fruits may be added. In essence, Korma is pale yellow creamy mild sauce made of yogurt and almonds.

Meaning “like,” Pasanda refers to a dish that everyone will like, from children to beginners to old hands. It’s a creamy white curry with yogurt, ground cashews and cardamom. Cream may be added for light texture. In essence, Pasanda is a white creamy mild sauce made with yogurt, cream and cashews. Pasanda is milder than Korma.

We at Heritage India have added saffron to give our Pasanda an orange color.

In modern recipes, the difference between Korma and Pasanda gravy has all but disappeared. For cost, Korma does not use saffron. Pasanda may substitute cashews with almonds. Both curries remain mild and contain yogurt. Both sauces may include cream of coconut and dairy cream.

For all you Korma lovers, Heritage India now gives you Pasanda with chicken, lamb or cottage cheese.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Weekly Wine and Beer Specials

Summer means a refreshing chilled wine to cool your palate. Our weekly specials complement spice quite nice, so forgive the rhyme and make some time to dine at Heritage India this week.



Guwürz 2011 is a Gewürztraminer from California’s Alexander Valley Vineyards. A perfect partner for spicy and seafood dishes, it’s on special for $20.50 (regularly $30).


Yeluma Shiraz Voignier 2008 comes from Australia. According to the vintner,

This wine is deep red in colour with sweet, fresh and fragrant aromatics of cherries, plums and bright red-currant fruits. Subtle spices and clove notes are present as are the floral hints of Viognier. This is a medium to full bodied wine with red fruit flavours, fine spices and cloves. It is a rich and softly textured Shiraz with the subtle sweet textures of Viognier.

It’s specially priced at $22.50 (regularly $35).

If you’re looking for smaller amounts of liquid refreshment, we’re also offering:

  • Half-bottle of La Linda Malbec 2010 from Argentina for $18.50
  • The original Bass Ale on sale for $4.50 per bottle

Cheers!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Earn Points for Dining with Us

Question: What’s better than an exceptional meal at Heritage India?

Answer: Rewards points for dining.

Introducing Belly, our new partner that will reward you for your excellent taste in Indian fine dining. Create a Belly account, scan in on the Belly iPad every time you come to Heritage India and accumulate points towards delicious rewards.


Each visit earns you five points. After just two meals, you’ve earned a free nan or butter nan!

Here’s what else is in store for you:

10 points: Nan or butter nan
15: Mango lassi
20: Onion bhajji or papri chaat appetizer
25: Batata chili fry appetizer
30: Indian rice pudding dessert
35: 15% off a vegetarian side order
40: Glass of house wine
45: Bottle of house sparkling wine
50: One complementary entree
55: 25% off your check
60: Round of domestic beer for the table (up to four people)
65: Bottle of house wine
70: One dessert per person (up to four people)
75: 50% off the second entree and the third free for parties of four or more
80: 50% off your check for parties of two

Our sister restaurant, Heritage Asia Thai Bistro, is also part of the Belly program, so we encourage you to enroll in both to take full advantage of the rewards. Heritage Asia rewards include:

10: Thai iced tea or Thai iced coffee
15: Spring rolls
20: Honey fried banana dessert
25: Starter portion of salad
30: Rice or noodle entree
35: Buy two appetizers, take 50% off the second
40: Glass of house wine
45: 15% off your check for parties of two
50: Bottle of house sparkling wine

Visit Bellycard.com to learn more. To create an account and start earning rewards, activate a Bellycard at Heritage India or download the smartphone app.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Batata Chili Fry for National French Fry Day!!



Today is National French Fry Day and we’ve got an extraordinary way to celebrate. Our new menu includes Batata Chili Fry: potatoes fried with fresh green chilies, a dash of garlic and sour mix spices. You could call them Indian French fries. One bite of these tangy, spicy and hot potatoes and you’ll surely call them delicious.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Vegan, Vegetarian and Meaty Ways to Celebrate National Eat Beans Day


Today is National Eat Beans Day. We suggest you celebrate with Dal Makhani, our house black lentils. One bite and you’ll be fully addicted. But don’t just take our word for it. In praising these glorious beans, the Washington Post theorized they “appear to be a union of silk, earth and midnight.”

For a vegan bean dish, order our Masala Dal, yellow lentils with tantalizing herbs and spices.

At the opposite end, meat eaters can try our two curries that incorporate lentils. We’ve got Dhansak, a popular Indian curry from the Parsi community that mixes elements of Persian and Gujarati cuisine into a rich curry of lentils, pumpkin, eggplant and spices. And we’ve got Hyderabadi Murgh Haleem, a popular Turkish dish that made its way into the Indian subcontinent via the Nizam of Hyderabad. Literally meaning “patient and merciful,” it is made of ground chicken, crushed wheat, barley, lentils and spices.

Now, the only thing left to do is make your selections and eat your beans today.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Breaking News: Reporters Take Over Heritage India Bar for Happy Hour

We hosted the South Asian Journalists Association for happy hour recently. About a dozen members journeyed to Heritage India Georgetown for drinks, conversation and camaraderie. The group raffled a pair of tickets to its upcoming awards dinner and the lucky winner was “Jeff from Bloomberg,” pictured at left. (Photo source: @shefalikulkarni).


Thursday, June 14, 2012

National Iced Tea Month: Cool!

June being National Iced Tea Month, we’re turning the spotlight on the special varieties we introduced on our new menu:

  • Mango
  • Pomegranate
  • Mint-Cucumber

What’s your pleasure?

We also serve Thai iced tea from our adjacent sister restaurant, Heritage Asia Thai Bistro. If you like it old-school, we serve classic, unsweetened iced tea as well. Cheers to a refreshing National Iced Tea Month!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Wine and Beer Specials in Georgetown

Refresh with a quality wine or beer this week and take advantage of the weekly drink specials at our Georgetown restaurant.

Cono Sur Riesling
Chile, 2010

Cono Sur states, “this Riesling – with its beautiful and clean medium yellow colour with green hues – is one of the southernmost wines in the world. Clean cut, sharp and distinct notes of citrus – lemon, lime and grapefruit – mingle in with quince and white flower touches. In mouth it is fresh, balanced, and full bodied. Fruity flavours, light grass notes along with mineral complexity round up this lovely, elegant and unique wine. Great, with a strong personality.”

Regularly $29, it’s on special this week for $18.50.

Cono Sur Cabernet Sauvignon
Chile, 2010

According to the vintner, “this elegant and robust Cabernet Sauvignon comes from Maipo valley, Chile’s most traditional origin. It displays an intense nose of ripe fruit like strawberries and plums, with final touches of sweet spices. In mouth this wine is fruity, sophisticated and rich, with blackberry and juicy plum, together with touches of toasted oak which harmonically integrate.”

Regularly $35, it’s on special this week for $23.50.

Domestic Beers
Bud Lite and Miller Lite $2.50

Imported Beer
Peroni (Italy) Pale Lager $4.50


Monday, May 28, 2012

Dupont Circle Restaurant Closing May 31 to Relocate

Heritage India Dupont Circle is closing to relocate.

As of May 31, 2012, it will cease operations and close at 1337 Connecticut Av NW. Our lease is ending and we are opting to relocate.

It has been an honor and a privilege to serve thousands of Washingtonians and domestic and foreign visitors since 2005. We will resume operations in another location where we can fulfill our commitment to providing world-class cuisine in an elegant and sophisticated setting.

Our new location will be announced this summer.

Heritage India Georgetown is open for lunch and dinner daily to serve you at 2400 Wisconsin Av NW. We sincerely thank you for your continued patronage and support. Please visit www.heritageindiausa.com for updates.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Recipes Revealed!

One click and you can see our exclusive recipes for a multi-course Indian meal. Your culinary journey begins with Tawa Tilapia, a fish appetizer on our new Georgetown menu. Your main courses are Aloo Gobi Masala (potatoes and cauliflower in fresh herbs and spices), Dhingri Mattar (mushroom and peas curry) and Chicken Pasanda (a mild, creamy almond curry). Your dinner is accented with Cilantro-Mint Chutney and ends sweetly with the world-famous Kheer, or Indian rice pudding.

Hungry now? Come to Georgetown and we’ll serve you all of the above on request. Or perhaps you are now inspired to practice your home cooking.

Whichever path you choose, we trust you’ll find the culinary journey most tasteful!

National Salsa Month

May is National Salsa Month and we’re celebrating its Eastern and Western styles.


If you’re looking for classic Tex-Mex chips and salsa, look no further than Fiesta. Our Dupont Circle tapas restaurant and lounge serves a housemade salsa with a dash of Worcestershire sauce for a distinctive flavor.

Our Indian-style salsa is our spicy tomato chutney, new on our Georgetown menu. We serve this zesty Eastern salsa with our Shrimp on a Hopper appetizer. Of course, it can be ordered a la carte in the Accompaniments section as well.

Whether you celebrate with Eastern or Western flavors -- or both! -- we wish you a Happy National Salsa Month!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Dreary Monday? Just Add Strawberries and Cream!


It’s muggy, overcast and rainy, but the good news is that it’s also National Strawberries and Cream Day!

We can offer you something close for dessert. It has strawberries and it’s definitely creamy.

Give your taste buds a taste of summer at our Dupont Circle restaurant, where you can finish your meal with our luscious cheesecake, accompanied by juicy strawberries.

If this is how you celebrate National Strawberries and Cream Day, it will unquestionably be a happy day. Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

A Worldly Curry: Introducing Hyderabadi Murgh Haleem

We introduce you to Hyderabadi Murgh Haleem, one of the new curries we’ve added to our Georgetown menu.

Literally meaning “patient” and “merciful,” Haleem is a thick Arabic-Persian-Iranian-India dish. Although this dish may vary in preparation from region to region, it essentially is made up of wheat, lentils, barley and meat. We prepare ours with ground chicken.

Murgh Haleem

This dish is slow cooked for seven to eight hours, which results in a stew-like consistency, blending the flavors of spices. Haleem can be served with chopped mint leaves, lemon juice, coriander leaves, fried onions, chopped ginger root, and/or green chilies and is usually eaten with naan.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Vote for DC’s Best Vegetarian Dishes

The Washington Post is asking readers to name their favorite vegetarian dishes in the city. We are campaigning on behalf of our Sag Paneer, Makhamali Kofta and Baigan Mirchi ka Saalan.

Please vote for your favorite!

Makhamali Kofta, a Winning Candidate!

Email goingoutguide@washpost.com, tweet to @goingoutguide (hashtag #veggieeats) or comment on Facebook at www.facebook.com/goingoutguide.

You’re asked to include your name and city so you can be recognized when the results are published in Weekend and the Going Out Guide.

The original story is here at “Calling all foodies: We’re seeking Washington’s essential veggie eats.”

We know we serve winning food. Let’s tell the city just how exceptional it is. Thanks for your vote of confidence!

PS: Makhamali Kofta is only available at our Georgetown restaurant. In our (not-so-humble) opinion, it’s worth a visit if you’ve only dined at our Dupont Circle restaurant.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Wine Specials in Georgetown



Our white wine of the week is Cono Sur 2010 Chardonnay from Chile. Wine.com describes it as “bright yellow with beautiful golden hues, this is an exuberant Chardonnay. Fresh citrus and fruit aromas of white peach are offset nicely by mineral hints. The palate is complex and fruity with more mineral hints. This is a young, fresh wine with a very balanced flavor and great acidity.”

We’ve got it on special in Georgetown for $16.50, regularly $29.


Marques de Caceres Rioja Crianza 2008 is our Spanish red of the week. Awarding it 88 points, Wine Spectator said, “this focused red is subtle but harmonious, with well-integrated flavors of black cherry, toast, herbs and spice layered over fine tannins. Crisp and fresh.”

It’s specially priced at $20, regularly $36.

Cheers!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Georgetown Weekly Wine Specials


Let your wine glass take you around the world. This week's Georgetown wine specials are from New Zealand and Argentina. Though Argentina is best known for its reds, we're featuring a white on special this week.

The Crios Torrontes has "enticing aromas that are strikingly similar to Viognier, with hints of peach pit, white pear, flowers, and orange citrus fruit. On the palate, it has beautiful structure and acidity similar to Sauvignon Blanc along with enticing fruit flavors that keep you coming back for another sip and plenty of body for a wine that shows such delicate aromas and flavors." It's specially priced at $20, regularly $35.

The special red of the week is a pinot noir from New Zealand's Sherwood Estate, with intense juicy raspberry and cherry flavor. It's on special for $26, regularly $40. Cheers!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

By Popular Demand, Vegetarian Curries Shine on New Georgetown Menu

Our new Georgetown menu includes sections of vegetarian and vegan dishes to make it easier to find what you’re looking for. Multipurpose curries that are prepared with meat or cheese are now listed in the Curried Specialties section. That’s where you’ll find the in-demand sag paneer, for example, so don’t panic when you don’t see it listed on the vegetarian page. It, paneer makhni and other cheese curries are now listed on the comprehensive curry page.

Mmmmmm .... makhmali kofta

One vegetarian dish that continues to stand out is the ever popular makhmali kofta. Described as vegetable dumplings in a velvety tomato sauce, the dish is made with potatoes, cheese and raisins formed into balls. It not only tastes extraordinary, but brings a distinctive texture and mouthfeel to the dining experience. We’re pleased to recommend it most enthusiastically!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Earth Day on the Dinner Plate

Happy Earth Day, friends.

The most appropriate foods would be green, right? Spinach curry fits the bill perfectly. Sag paneer probably comes to mind. But, wait, there’s more! On our new Georgetown menu, spinach curry is served with your choice of chicken, lamb, shrimp or paneer. See the details in the Curried Specialties section.

Lemon rice
Pair your Earth Day spinach with sunny lemon rice. This vibrant yellow-hued rice glows with turmeric, curry leaves, peanuts and lemon juice. Go green in the bread department, too. Choose from a kulcha stuffed with spinach or a laccha parantha topped with cool mint.

The sunshiney yellow and earthy green carries over into dessert, too. Our traditional Indian ice cream, kulfi, is yellow from saffron and earthy green from pistachios.

If you need to have your Earth Day dinner earlier and faster, you can order a sag paneer burger during happy hour at our Dupont Circle restaurant, accompanied by an appropriately green cocktail, natch.

Sag paneer burger

Here’s to a tastefully green – and sunny – Earth Day.

Monday, April 16, 2012

New Georgetown Menu


Come join us on a journey through India’s cuisine with our whole new and contemporary menu that has been honed by years of experience in food and expertise of our chefs.

Indian food offers a rich diversity of flavors from across the length and breadth of this great subcontinent - classics from the palaces of royalty to the comfort food of the dhabas.

Ranging from a variety of meats and fish to a mindboggling assortment of fresh vegetables, pulses/lentils and grains cooked in different ways by India’s indigenous peoples – steamed, boiled, blanched and broiled, roasted, grilled, fried and lightly seasoned and tempered with some of the finest spices and herbs of the world.

Start with bite-sized portions of tasty and tangy samosas, tikkis, dahi bhallas and chaats.

Choose from an array of melt-in-your-mouth morsels of meats, fish and cottage cheese – tikkas and kababs from our tandoor, koftas from the spicy, simmering curries from our coasts.

Opt for different, delicately seasoned vegetables sabzis and tarkaris or tempered and slow cooked dals to go with fragrant pulaos and biryanis flavored with choice vegetables and meats, as well as freshly baked naans and flaky paranthas!

We have a range of condiments, hot pickles and sweet chutneys to relish along with your meal.

Top it all off with our sinfully delicious Indian sweets – cool kulfis (the original Indian ice cream), shahi tukra (the royal bread pudding) or hot gulab jamuns.

Wash it all down with our flavored lassis, masala chais, aromatic teas and freshly brewed coffees.

View the entire menu or jump to the sections below.












APPETIZERS: New Georgetown Menu

Small plates of street food. The throbbing pulse of India is its streets and the essential element of this vibrating and pulsating scene is the street food vendor, hawking freshly cooked, mouth-watering fare to the hungry passers-by all times of the day and often into the night. The tastes, sounds and feel of these street foods are simply unparalleled.

ALOO TIKKI CHAAT
Found in almost every food stall and street food vendor in Delhi…Potato patties served with spicy chickpeas, topped with sweet yogurt, tamarind chutney and spicy cilantro sauce

BATATA CHILI FRY
Indian spiced potato fries … tossed with garlic and spring onions

BHEL PURI
This iconic street food item from western India is low fat and nutritious…made of puffed rice, green mango, chopped onions and potato topped with a combination of green hot sauce and tamarind

CALAMARI MARTINI
Calamari sautéed with fresh curry leaves, coconut milk, lemon juice and tomato sauce,
served on a bed on lemon rice

DAHI BHALLA
A popular North Indian street food fare. Savory lentil balls, smothered in fresh yogurt sprinkled with spices and liberally doused with tamarind chutney.

GOLGAPPAS
Known by different names  ... “puchka” and “pani puri” to name a few … This is undoubtedly the most eaten snack in the whole of India. Puffed whole wheat and semolina crisps stuffed with potato and chickpea, accompanied by spicy tamarind water to dunk into.

GOLGAPPAS SHOTS (21+)
Served with a tamarind, tequila and fresh mint shot

MALLU MIRIS (Stuffed Chili)
Poblano peppers filled with spicy lamb, topped with coconut sambol. A dish we have adapted from Sri Lanka.

PAPRI CHAAT
Lip-smacking and the most popular of all…prepared with whole wheat crackers, diced potato, chickpeas and an assortment of sweet and spicy sauces

ONION BHAJJI
A popular Indian snack, also known as “pakora.” Onions in a spiced chickpea batter, fried.

SAMOSA
A triangular savory pastry filled with your choice of spiced potato and peas or spinach and cheese. Served with tamarind chutney.

SAMOSA CHAAT
Samosa topped with spicy chickpeas and seasoning drizzled with tamarind chutney

Spinach fritters

SHRIMP ON A HOPPER
Spicy shrimp in a tomato chutney, served on a “string hopper” (fishnet-like rice pancake).

SPINACH FRITTERS
Crisp spinach leaves in a light chickpea batter and topped with sweet yogurt, tamarind and seasonings

TAWA TILAPIA
Pan-seared Tilapia fillets marinated in yogurt, roasted gram flour, spices and seasonings, served with a cilantro-mint chutney

TANDOORI SPECIALTIES: New Georgetown Menu

Cooking in a tandoor (a special frontier province open oven made of clay) dates back to the Indus Valley civilization where meats, breads and vegetables were exposed to high heat for a short period of time. Today it is the lightest and most nutritious form of cooking in Indian restaurants where meats and vegetables are marinated and lightly grilled, as also fresh breads are baked with great skill and expertise.

TANDOORI SALMON
Marinated in yogurt, ginger, garlic and cream cheese, dusted with rock salt

TANDOORI PRAWNS
Grilled in a marinade of yogurt, saffron, “ajwain,” roasted spices and chili. Also comes in JUMBO PRAWNS.

MANGO PRAWNS
Marinated with raw mango pulp and seasoning, grilled just right to combine all flavors

TANDOORI CHICKEN
Traditional: yogurt, paprika, ginger, garlic, roasted spices and lemon juice
Hara Masala: fresh cilantro, mint, turmeric, chili yogurt, fresh roasted spices and lemon juice

TANDOORI LAMB CHOPS
In a raw papaya, ginger root and spices marinade

LAL TIKKA
Boneless cubes of chicken marinated in yogurt, paprika, ginger, garlic, roasted spices and lemon juice

SEEKH KABAB
Ground and spiced lamb kebabs

HALDI CHICKEN TIKKA
Cubes of white meat chicken in a honey, fennel and fresh ginger marinade

HARA BHARA RESHMI KABAB
Ground chicken, spinach and fresh mint kebabs

PANEER TIKKA
Cottage cheese marinated in your choice of the traditional recipe (yogurt, paprika, ginger, garlic, roasted spices and lemon juice) or Hara Masala (fresh cilantro, mint, turmeric, chili yogurt, fresh roasted spices and lemon juice)

TANDOORI GOBI
Cauliflower marinated in freshly roasted gram flour, yellow chili powder and fresh roasted cumin

COMBINATION PLATTERS/THALIS: New Georgetown Menu

The Thali is one of the cornerstones of our menu. The balanced meal, it is the traditional way Indian families eat. It gives a balanced combination of nutrition, flavors, textures and colors.

THE VEGAN PLATTER
Channa Masala, Aloo Gobi Masala, Masala Dal, Palak, Brown Rice, Mango Chutney, House Salad (No Substitutions)

THE VEGETARIAN PLATTER
Navrattan Korma, Paneer Makhani, Palak Makai, Black Lentils, Raita, House Salad, Pillau Rice (No Substitutions)

THE MEAT PLATTER
Chicken Tikka Masala, Keema Mattar, Palak Makai, Black Lentils, Raita, House Salad, Pillau Rice (No Substitutions)

BIRYANIS: New Georgetown Menu

These rice-based entrees are made by combining rice with spices and seasonings and meats or vegetables. While this method of cooking may have originated in Iran/Persia, it is in India that the recipes of Biryanis have developed to their current form. Each serving is steamed and baked individually and is best accompanied with raita, a lightly spiced yogurt sauce.

SHRIMP | LAMB | CHICKEN | VEGETABLES

CURRIED SPECIALTIES: New Georgetown Menu

During the British rule in India, “curry” was rather a catchall word for anything Indian mottled with hot spices, with or without a sauce. And that is how it stayed to rest of the Western world as well. We would like to define it as dish consisting of meat, fish, chicken or vegetables, simmered in or covered with a sauce, gravy or liquid that is redolent with spices and herbs. And the variations of ingredients, spices and herbs are what make each curry different from the other.

Shorshay spicy mustard curry

SHORSHAY JHAL
Literally translated “spicy mustard” and that is exactly what it is
PRAWNS | JUMBO PRAWNS | FISH | CAULIFLOWER

MALABAR COCONUT
Fresh coconut, ground roasted spices and peanut makes this a rich and full-of-flavor sauce from the coastal areas of India.
FISH | PRAWNS | JUMBO PRAWNS

GOAN CURRY
Fresh ginger, garlic, roasted coriander, chili and curry leaves make this a delectable and spicy curry
FISH | PRAWNS | JUMBO PRAWNS

TIKKA MASALA
First grilled and then simmered in rich yogurt, tomato, coriander and fenugreek sauce. Probably the most widely eaten and made curry.
CHICKEN | PRAWNS | PANEER (COTTAGE CHEESE)

MAKHANI
No dish in India has reached the popularity and fame as much as this has. A rich tomato, butter and cashew paste sauce is what makes this lip-smackingly delicious
CHICKEN | PRAWNS | PANEER (COTTAGE CHEESE)

PASANDA
A mild, creamy almond-based curry. Signifying “like,” pasanda means that the dish is to everyone’s liking – children, beginners and old hands alike.
CHICKEN | LAMB | PRAWNS | PANEER (COTTAGE CHEESE)

DHANSAK
A popular Indian curry from the Parsi community of India mixes elements of Persian and Gujarati cuisine. A rich curry made with lentils, pumpkin, eggplant and spices.
CHICKEN | LAMB

VINDALOO
Derived from a Portuguese dish and made famous by the Goans. Essentially a meat dish made with malt vinegar, Kashmiri red chilies and spices.
CHICKEN | LAMB | SHRIMP

SAG / SPINACH MASALA
Varying in levels of spiciness, this spinach gravy combines with all.
CHICKEN | LAMB | SHRIMP | PANEER (COTTAGE CHEESE)

ROGAN JOSH
This aromatic dish is the “sine qua non” of Kashmiri cuisine. “Rogan” meaning color, “josh” meaning passion.
CHICKEN | LAMB

RARA GOSHT
Our house special lamb curry in a ground lamb sauce

HYDERABADI MURGH HALEEM
This popular Turkish dish made its way into the Indian subcontinent via the Nizam of Hyderabad. Literally meaning “patient and merciful,” it is made of ground chicken, crushed wheat, barley, lentils and spices.

VEGETARIAN ENTREES: New Georgetown Menu

NAVRATTAN KORMA
A mild mixed vegetable curry

MAKHAMALI KOFTA
Cottage cheese and potato dumplings in a rich velvety sauce

DAL MAKHANI
Black lentils in butter and cream

PALAK MAKAI
Creamy spinach with corn

DHINGRI MATTAR
Mushroom and pea curry

Looking for SAG PANEER or PANEER MAKHANI? Don’t panic!! Relax!! We’ve still got them. See the Curried Specialties section for these favorites and other paneer options.

VEGAN ENTREES: New Georgetown Menu

BHARTHA
Smoked eggplant with tomato and onions

BHINDI MASALA
Okra seared with ginger, dry mango powder and seasoning        

ALOO GOBI MASALA
Potatoes and cauliflower in fresh herbs

BAIGAN MIRCHI KA SAALAN
Baby eggplant and jalapeños in rich roasted peanut sesame sauce

PALAK MAKAI
A vegan version of curried spinach and corn

CHANNA MASALA
Chickpeas with fresh herbs and spices

MASALA DAL
Yellow lentils with roasted cumin and spices

BREADS, SIDES and ACCOMPANIMENTS: New Georgetown Menu

WHITE BREADS
NAAN
BUTTER NAAN A layered leavened bread with butter
GARLIC NAAN Topped with garlic and cilantro

WHOLE WHEAT BREADS
TANDOORI ROTI (VEGAN)
LACCHA PARANTHA A layered leavened bread
PUDINA PARANTHA A layered leavened bread with fresh mint

FILLED BREADS
Your choice of whole wheat or white flour
SPICY POTATO
CHEESE
GROUND LAMB
SPINACH
ROCK SALT CILANTRO
WALNUT AND DATE

ACCOMPANIMENTS and SIDES
Lovely, luscious lemon rice!

RICE
STEAMED BASMATI RICE
SAFFRON PILLAU
BROWN BASMATI RICE
LEMON RICE with turmeric, curry leaves, peanuts and lemon juice

CHUTNEYS
SPICY MINT
MANGO
RAISIN AND TOMATO
TOMATO CHILI
ASSORTED CHUTNEY TRAY with Spicy Mint, Mango, Tamarind and Spicy Tomato


PICKLES

RAITA A spiced yogurt sauce with your choice of mixed vegetables (tomato, cucumber and onion) or pineapple-mint


IDDIAPPAMS rice pancakes
ROASTED PAPAD
FRIED RICE PAPADUM
FRIED MASALA PAPAD

SIGNATURE COCKTAILS: New Georgetown Menu

BIG HERITAGE BLAST
Absolut Vodka, Triple Sec, a splash of Tanqueray Gin and your choice of tamarind or lychee flavor

BLUE FLASH
Absolut Vodka, Tanqueray Gin, Bacardi Light Rum, Don Julio, Triple Sec and Blue Curacao topped with a splash of Ginger Ale. The perfect drink for a romantic evening.

SPICE ON ICE
Mango pulp, chili flavored Vodka and fresh mint leaves, shaken and served with a rock salt and sugar rim.

MARGARITAS
Our version of the classic with Souza Gould, Grand Marnier, fresh lime juice and your choice of mango, classic lime, lemon or strawberry flavor.

CRASH AND BURN
A blend of seven different liquors and tropical fruit juice, topped with a squirt of dark rum.

MOJITOS
A blend of Bacardi Limon, Triple Sec fresh lime juice, mint leaves and your choice of mint-ginger, blueberry or strawberry flavor.  Sit back, relax and enjoy.

MARTINIS
House specials are our Gintatini with ginger and tamarind, Mango Martini and Guava Martini. Made with Vodka, your choice of flavor, Triple Sec, simple syrup and a splash of sour.

KHEERA COOLER
Muddled cucumber, cilantro, chili, gin, lime, and simple syrup, shaken and poured over ice. Capped with a dash of Pimms and garnished with a slice of cucumber.

DAIQUIRIS
Frozen blend of Bacardi light rum with your choice of mango, raspberry, strawberry, peach or banana flavor.

HENNESSY GINGER
This cool yet warming quencher is a mix of Hennessy, muddled fresh ginger, maple syrup and topped with Ginger Ale.

COSMOPOLITAN
Absolut Citron, Cointreau, freshly squeezed lime juice and your choice of citrus, apple, mango, raspberry or strawberry flavor.

CHOCOLATE FRENCH KISS
Vanilla Vodka, Godiva Chocolate, Godiva White Chocolate and Liquor 43. Feels like touch of silk on your lips.

TAJ MAHAL BY MOONLIGHT
Fresh fruit coulis shaken with flavored fruit vodka and honey. Topped with chilled sparkling wine.

BAR JARS
Twice the quantity but not twice the price. (One for two) are priced at $15.00 and are available on every cocktail.

WINE, BEER and FULL BAR: New Georgetown Menu

Wines
We serve a wide selection of wines by the bottle and glass.

Beers
We have a range of domestic and imported bottled beers. On tap we are currently serving Sam Adams, Magic Hat #9, Blue Moon and Sierra Nevada. We are proud to offer some rare bottled beers such as Starr Hill IPA, a lightly hopped pale ale with refreshing citrus notes.

Full bar
Our full bar offers traditional and specialty cocktails, plus fine single-malt and scotch blends.

NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES: New Georgetown Menu

LASSIS
Lassi is a popular and traditional yogurt-based drink of the Indian subcontinent. It is made by blending yogurt with water and Indian spices.

HOUSE SPECIAL – MANGO LASSI
FRESH SEASONAL BERRY LASSI
PLAIN SWEET LASSI
ROASTED CUMIN AND FRESH MINT LASSI

TEAS 
Tea is so much a part of our daily life that is difficult to imagine it  as an exotic and valuable brew it has come to be the world over …with different blends, flavors and textures.

MASALA CHAI
The traditional brew of black tea with freshly ground cardamom, fennel and fresh spices

JASMINE TEA
The most famous tea of China is a blend of white and green tea with jasmine flower infusion

GREEN TEA
The rising popularity of this healthy infusion has lead it to become the most produced tea on the Asian subcontinent

HERBAL TEAS
Peppermint, lemon ginger or chamomile

HOUSE SPECIAL ICED TEAS
Mango, pomegranate or mint-cucumber

JUICES
Mango, cranberry, orange or pineapple

COFFEE
Regular or decaf

SELECTION OF SODAS

BOTTLED WATER
Sparkling or still

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Special Wine of the Week


The special wine of the week at Georgetown is Perrin Nature Côtes du Rhône Rouge 2009.



According to the Famille Perrin website, “2009 is a great vintage in the Southern Rhône Valley. It’s a combination of ripe fruit, a rich and harmonious mouth and a fleshy finale with elegant tannins.”

Wine Spectator called it, “ripe and focused, with a lovely beam of plum sauce and dark big fruit carried by graphite and anise notes. The long finish has a red plum note. Drink now.”

We’re offering the bottle for half price: $17.50 (Regularly $35). À votre santé!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

E Day for Easter and Empanadas


It’s an E day with a capital E. Happy Easter and Happy Empanada Day! Indeed, today is a holiday called National Empanada Day, according to the food calendar.

lamb vindaloo empanadas
Our Dupont Circle menu includes these creative East-West fusion empanadas. Filled with spicy lamb vindaloo, they’ll pique your taste buds and end your weekend on a lively note. They’re buy one, get one free from 5-7 pm during our nightly happy hour.  A few doors south, our Tex-Mex restaurant, Fiesta, serves traditional Latin American empanadas with chicken, beef or crab.

Wishing you an excellent Easter and Empanada E day!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

New Georgetown Desserts

Introducing the new dessert menu at Georgetown. Something old, something new (more than one!) and something liquefied to satisfy all the sweeties at your table.

TRADITIONAL INDIAN DESSERTS

Shahi Tukra
From the royal kitchens of the nawabs of Hyderabad comes this deliciously rich bread pudding

Rasmalai
Chilled cream cheese and milk puffs served in a light, milky, pistachio-flavored sauce

Gajjar Halwa (Carrot Pudding)
Gajjar Halwa
A classic Indian carrot pudding made with fresh carrots cooked in milk, butter and nuts. Served warm.

Kulfi
Introducing new flavors of our Indian ice cream: mango, fresh berry and classic pistachio

Gulab Jamoon
Warm soft milk dumplings with rose essence, soaked in sugar syrup

Kheer
India’s traditional rice pudding, flavored with cardamom

HOUSE SPECIAL DESSERTS

Blueberry Samosa
Fresh blueberry compote laced with Cognac, rolled in a rice wrapper, fried and topped with a dusting of icing sugar

Mango with sticky rice (seasonal)

Honey fried banana

SORBETS

Mango, pear, orange or raspberry

DESSERT DRINKS and SMOOTHIES

Key Lime Pie Martini
Vanilla vodka, Triple Sec, pineapple juice and lime cordial and topped with crushed graham crackers

Liqui Oreo
Vodka, Kahlua, Crème De Cacao and Bailey’s topped with Oreo ice cream
Children’s version: Oreo ice cream, chocolate sauce, vanilla ice cream and low-fat milk

Berry Blue Smoothie
Blueberries, yogurt, a splash of pineapple juice and honey and vanilla ice cream
Adult version: Blueberry vodka, Triple Sec and a dash of Grand Marnier

Saturday, March 31, 2012

In a Dessert State of Mind

Who doesn’t love desserts? In anticipation of tomorrow’s release of our new Georgetown dessert menu, we have desserts on our mind. You could even say they’re on the tip of our tongue.

Shahi tukra is one of our favorites and it’s staying on the new menu. It’s a deliciously rich bread pudding that actually isn’t too sweet.


Stay tuned for more dessert-minded information tomorrow!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Where in the World is the Best Indian Food?




The New York Times is “searching for the world’s best Indian food (outside India).” Shall we drop some hints? The authors are seeking comments in response to their blog post. Feel free to name your favorite Indian restaurant there.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Visiting India

Click the picture to view a slideshow of distinctive images of India

The New York Times has written a lengthy travel story for a one-, two- or three-week trip to India. If you have any specific questions after reading the story, post them in the comments and we’ll respond.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Good to Give


When you become a member of WAMU public radio, you are eligible for a range of great benefits from supportive businesses.

Discounts at Heritage India are among the perks you receive. Just show your membership card to get a free entrée with an entrée purchase.

Good food goes hand in hand with a good cause. How positively tasteful!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Specials for the Week of March 16-23

Here are the weekly specials at Heritage India Georgetown, which has cooked up a full range of green dishes for St. Patrick’s Day!

Bartender’s Specials

Green Watermelon Margarita
Triple sec, lime juice, simple syrup and Melon Midori Liqueur

Emeritus Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley (2008)
Sultry and elegant, with the fragrance of fresh cut flowers. This special wine selection of the week is offered at $36/bottle. Regularly $72.

Starter

Hariyali Aloo Tikki
Potato patties with spinach and mint

Entrées

Pudina Murgh
A light yet flavorful chicken curry in a rich mint sauce

Aloo Palak
Potatoes in creamy spinach

Spinach Naan
White flour bread filled with spinach and topped with rock salt

Special Teas

Pomegranate green tea
Herbal green tea with fresh pomegranate juice

Cucumber and fresh mint iced tea

Monday, March 12, 2012

Special Delivery


We love to serve you in the dining room, but when you have to stay home, you can still enjoy dinner from Heritage India. We’re pleased to announce nightly delivery service from our Dupont Circle restaurant. View the menu then order via Foodler or call (202) 331-1414. Delivery is available nightly during dinnertime hours. Bon appétit!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Specials for the Week of March 9-16

Here are the weekly specials at Heritage India Georgetown.

Bartender’s Specials

Raspberry Sorbet Martini
Triple sec, raspberry vodka and raspberry sorbet. It’s the addition of the raspberry sorbet that makes this different and gives the drink a little twist.


Starter


Shrimp nest


Shrimp Nest
Spicy shrimp topped with chili flakes and roasted garlic nestled in a rice pancake



Entrées

Adraki Lamb Chops
Lamb chops grilled in the Tandoori oven and basted in a rich, full-of-flavor fresh ginger sauce

Malabar Coconut Fish
Fillet of fish simmered in a rich peanut sesame sauce. Can also be ordered with shrimp.


Special Teas

Earl Grey black tea
A refreshing black tea with a distinct orange rind extract, best drunk black

Lemon green tea
Green tea with a citrus aroma

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Cheers for Beers!

We love happy hour at Dupont Circle and so do you! Not surprisingly, Washingtonian magazine named our Dupont Circle bar one of the city’s best happy hour spots.

We have a special selection of beers to cheer aficionados of craft breweries. Our bartender points out two in particular.

Starr Hill IPA is lightly hopped, with refreshing citrus notes and pairs well with Indian food. It’s a rarity at bars, which makes us even more proud to offer it to you.

Goose Island is full bodied, crisp and “nicely hopped,” according to our bartender.

With these and many more choices, plus two for one tapas from 5-7 pm nightly, you’re sure to find good cheer at our Dupont Circle bar.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Georgetown Introduces New Lunch Menu

Here’s the monthly Georgetown lunch menu, designed to make your selection quick and easy, yet not lacking in variety or choice.

EXPRESS STARTERS

SAMOSA
BIEL PURI
VEGETABLE SPRING ROLLS

MAIN COURSE OPTIONS

GRILLED COMBINATIONS
Served with lentils, naan bread and pillau rice

KABAB KHAZANA COMBO
Tandoori Prawn, Chicken Tikka and Seekh (lamb) Kabab

CHICKEN TIKKA COMBO
Boneless cubes of chicken marinated in yogurt and saffron, grilled in the Indian oven

SEEKH KABAB COMBO
Ground lamb rolls, grilled in the Indian oven

PANEER TIKKA COMBO
Cottage cheese, marinated in yogurt and freshly roasted spices

CURRY COMBINATIONS
Served with rice, Indian bread, lentils and vegetables

GOA FISH CURRY
Fish in sesame, coconut milk sauce

CHICKEN MAKHANI
Boneless chicken in a creamy tomato sauce

CHICKEN OR LAMB ROGAN JOSH
A mild chicken or lamb curry

DUM KA MURGH
A light chicken curry in a fresh pepper and almond sauce

LAMB VINDALOO
A spicy lamb and potato curry

DHINGRI MATTAR
Fresh mushrooms and green peas curry

ALOO GOBI MASALA
Potato and cauliflower

NAVRATTAN KORMA
A mild mixed vegetable curry

PANEER MAKHANI
Cottage cheese in a tomato cream sauce

HERITAGE THALIS
The traditional Indian way of eating. The meal is served on a large platter with several bowls of different dishes, giving a balanced combination of nutrition, flavors, textures and colors.

MEAT EATER’S THALI
Chicken, lamb, vegetables, lentils, rice, raita and salad

VEGAN THALI
Fresh lentils, chickpeas, aloo gobi, spinach, rice, raita and salad

This special lunch menu is available weekdays in Georgetown from 11:30 am-2:30 pm. On Saturdays and Sundays, lunch hours are 12-3 pm and the regular menu is offered.

Dupont Circle serves a buffet lunch weekdays and Sunday from 11:30 am-2:30 pm. The regular menu is offered on Saturdays.

Specials for the Week of March 2-9

Here are the weekly specials at Heritage India Georgetown.

Bartender’s Specials

Raspberry Sorbet Martini
It’s the addition of the raspberry sorbet that makes this different and gives the drink a little twist.


Starter
So unusual it merits two views ...

Red chilies make our firecracker shrimp positively explosive

A closer look at the brilliant firepower -- combine the chili flakes with a prawn, some rice pancake and chutney for a forkful of fiery flavor!

Firecracker Shrimp
This dish is originally from Burma but is very popular in southern India. Spicy prawns topped with chili garlic flakes and served on a fish net-like rice pancake, known as “iddiappam” or string hopper.



Entrées

Hara Bhara Reshmi Kabab
Ground chicken, spinach and fresh mint kebabs grilled in the tandoori oven, served with a spicy fresh tomato, cilantro and mint chutney.

Kerala Tamarind Fish
Fillet of fish in a tangy tamarind and fresh ginger sauce.


Special Teas

Earl Grey black tea: a refreshing black tea with a distinct orange rind extract, best drunk black.
Lemon green tea: a green tea with a citrus aroma.