New Openings: Something Spicy Just Opened on Chestnut Street

Something new opened on Chestnut Street this month in the space formerly occupied by Novo: Welcome Delhi Accent, an innovative North Indian restaurant. Owners and brothers Akshay and Arnav Jhanjee, are second-generation restaurateurs. Their father, Raja Jhanjee, is co-owner of the famous Bukhara Grill in NYC. Jhanjee learned his craft by working alongside his father as a teenager. The brothers also own Tashan in West Caldwell and the catering company, Khyber Grill Caterers, in Parsippany. They recently sold Peshawri Grill in Mahwah.

Chef Gunkhar Pandey will creating dishes inspired by cuisine from Delhi, India. His menu includes a list of starters, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian, with street food like chaat and kebabs, as well as, samosas and tikka selections. His entrees feature favorites like Butter Chicken, Chicken Tikka Masala and tender Lamb Korma. Tandoori selections prepared over a slow fire in their clay oven. All entrées are served with basmati rice. They also have a wide selection of vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free options and aim to accommodate allergies.

One of the specials that the brothers learned from their father at his restaurant is his namesake dal. The same dal is served at Delhi Accent.

Delhi Accent, 37 Chestnut St., Ridgewood; 201-444-4910,

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