EatBeat: House of Punjab offers authentic Indian food in Grand Forks

A unique Indian restaurant with a menu offering a wide choice of cuisine. No frills. Service is good. Indian food is authentic.

Marilyn Hagerty
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“It’s a nice surprise to find such an authentic Indian restaurant in Grand Forks.”

That’s what summer guests were saying as we finished off an excellent meal at the House of Punjab. Four of us agreed the restaurant was a good choice for dinner. We enjoyed the take home food the next day.

The restaurant has established itself as an interesting place to go. Whether it’s for a quick lunch or dinner.

We settled into a booth early in the evening – around 5 p.m. before the booths began to fill up. We ordered garlic naan bread topped with fresh garlic and cilantro. Also spring rolls filled with stir fried vegetables. We tried chicken tikka masala, lamb saag and eggplant.

There are orange walls in this large restaurant and brown brick walls. There are booths and tables, which fill up early.


Manager of the restaurant is Jagdish Singh, and the staff is made up of chefs and servers of Indian background.

The restaurant has appetizers including Samosa Chaat that is topped with chutneys, yogurt, chickpeas, onions and cilantro. And there are kabobs served with butter naan.

Tikka masala heads the list of main entrees which offers eight choices. There are four choices of karaka and nine Punjab entrees – all served with rice.

Desserts include kulfi, traditional ice cream. And there’s also gulab jamun — a homemade cake ball dipped in a sweet syrup. It’s described as one of India’s popular sweets.

House of Punjab

3000 32nd Ave. S.
Manager: Jagdish Singh
Hours: 11a.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily
Phone: 701-757-0766
Seating: 60 to 65
No reservations

Report card: A unique Indian restaurant with a menu offering a wide choice of cuisine. No frills. Service is good. Indian food is authentic.

On this week’s Eatbeat there’s been a late summer stop at RBJ's Restaurant in Crookston and supper at Sky’s in Grand Forks.

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