Tucked away in the north part of town on Hurontario just north of Matheson is where you’ll find Daal Roti Indian Tadka House, which serves some of the best tasting Indian food in the city. Owner and head chef Hitesh Rana blends delicious and authentic flavours through traditional methods to provide a memorable meal. As the husband and wife team are on the verge of opening their second location in Meadowvale, they prove that consistency, high quality and determination pay off.
SIGNATURE FOOD ITEMS
Paneer Butter Masala, Chana Tikka Masala, Paneer Tikka, Malai Kofta. The signature dish is, as the name says, Daal Tadka and Roti.
Mango Lassi and Chaas, which is buttermilk.
Clean, fresh, affordable and high quality food.
72 inside their elegant and modern dining room.
TYPE OF FOOD
Authentic Indian Tadka food made with traditional methods.
Chef Hitesh Rana has been cooking for over 20 years. He refined his trade in Bombay in the mid-90’s and received his two-year diploma from the local culinary college. Full of ambition and determination, he was ready to follow his dream of starting his own restaurant one day.
As a young boy, his early introduction to cooking stemmed from his mother’s kitchen and he learned there, with her guidance. Chef Hitesh loved making omelets, okra with eggs and other traditional Indian dishes.
Armed with an already strong understanding of the culinary world prior to his education, he knew in order to succeed, he had to further his knowledge and get a full understanding of what is involved in owning a restaurant, including the administrative side, financials, staffing, purchasing, etc.
After graduating, he worked with the Mars Hospitality Group in Bombay where he continuously honed his craft both in and out of the kitchen.
He was part of the Mars team that helped open restaurants in Bombay, with each project taking four to five months, ensuring that everything flowed smoothly towards continued success.
He came to Canada in 2006 with plenty of support from family that was already here in Mississauga and in 2010, with a five month old son and loving wife supporting him, he opened the doors of Daal Roti.
He proudly says that quality is his number one rule for cooking.
Every day, week, month, year that you visit; the quality is absolutely consistent.
WHAT CAN CUSTOMERS EXPECT?
Consistently high quality food at an affordable price along with great, welcoming service.
Yes and yes.
Mid-range price for top quality, authentic Indian food.
SPECIALS & EVENTS
Their approach is to have every visit to be treated as “special” and as an “event”.
However, a big event upcoming this summer is the grand opening of their new location in Meadowvale.
The food quality will remain excellent and the dining room will be slightly larger with two different rooms.
In Bombay, two staple foods are daal and roti (similar to some people’s bread and butter), so the name “Daal Roti” pays homage to his heritage.
TYPE OF CLIENTELE
In mirroring Canada’s approach to the world, Daal Roti welcomes guests from all walks of life.
There is more of a business-esque crowd for lunches (based on their location) and families, couples and groups come in for dinner.
25 Watline Avenue, units 15 & 16
6990 Financial Drive (opening April, 2018)