Spice of India

We got together with Janet and Bob to hear all about their adventures in Israel. They just returned home a couple of days ago. We started off with dinner at a new little Indian restaurant called Spice Of India. Yes, it would have been more of a themed evening had we gone to a Middle Eastern restaurant, or to Jerusalem in Denver, A Trip to Jerusalem, but they had been talking about this new Indian restaurant for months, and we just couldn’t make it happen until now. So glad we could finally go.

Spice of India is a family owned and operated restaurant here in Westminster, just a hop, skip and a jump away from all of us. It has only been open for about 8 months and it is already growing by leaps and bounds.

The owner, Sudip Khanal, is originally from Nepal. He and his staff were very friendly and helpful. They all had big smiles all throughout the evening.

All four of us love Indian foods of all kinds, and we are all very adventurous eaters. We ordered the mixed combination platter that had both meat dishes and vegetarian foods, as well as one more vegetarian dish and another order of onion naan bread, just to make sure we had enough for the four of us. It was definitely a delicious feast. We have discovered that the best way to try a lot of different foods is to order a wide variety and everyone shares the dishes. Combination plates are always a great introduction to many different dishes as well.

Sudip likes to help serve his customers as well. It was definitely service with a smile, or in this case, with three smiles.

The food was just as tasty as it was colorful. Everything was delicious! We all had our favorites, and each one of us chose something different as our favorite dish, but again, everything was fantastic. You can’t go wrong here. Even though we all love spicy foods, we have all learned from past experience NOT to order spicy Indian (or Thai) foods. So we ordered everything at medium spice. You can choose the heat intensity level of all your dishes. Not only did we have enough food, but we took quite a bit home with us too, to enjoy at a later time.

When we first arrived, there were not a lot of people dining in the restaurant. We purposely arrived early though to avoid any crowds. By the time we had finished our fabulous feast, the restaurant was filling up quickly.

This is Spice of India’s mission statement, in their own words:

“Spice Of India is family-owned restaurant in the town. We are here to serve you with the experience of cooking for more than 20 years. We always believe in providing authentic Indian and Nepalese food and to bring a little spice in your life. All our dishes are 100% home styled, and we believe with no doubt that the creation of finest meals begins with the selection of the best ingredients. That’s why we are always anxious to acquire the best produce from the local market and finest spices around the world. We offer Vegetarian, Non-Vegetarian and Vegan options. We are always happy to know and feel you and we also offer customized dishes of your choices. We also offer beer and wines. Our cuisine is rich and diverse, encompassing a vast scope of traditions, tastes, colors, texture, appearance, and delicacy”.

The decor was colorful and fun, with traditional Indian art adorning the walls.

After we finished our meal, Sudip asked us if we had any room left for dessert. We were pretty stuffed, and had to take a breather for a bit before even thinking about dessert, but Janet and Bob had some delicious baklava from Israel waiting for us. When we told Sudip we were having baklava for dessert, and told him all about it, he asked us to bring him some. He had no idea we really would, and was very pleasantly surprised when we actually did.

Israeli Baklava

NO! We all only had small bits of this delicious baklava. We DID NOT eat all of this! Janet and Bob have been enjoying it with family, friends and neighbors since their return home.

Before enjoying the baklava, we all took a much needed break from food and enjoyed the pictures from Israel. We all had a great time catching up, and traveling together, even if only vicariously, to India, Nepal and Israel.

The next time you are in Westminster, CO, and want to take a culinary trip to both Nepal and to India, definitely give Spice of India a try. You will be in for a very festive feast for sure. Spice of India is located at 12025 N. Pecos Street, Westminster, CO. You can drop in or give them a call at (303) 955-7844. You can even order online and pick it up at http://www.spiceofindiausa.com. Either way, bring a sense of adventure, a big appetite and some friends to help make the experience even more enjoyable. I promise, you will have a fantastic evening and a delicious meal.

Have a great day and make everyday great. Stay safe and stay well. ‘Til next time.


Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

8 thoughts on “Spice of India”

  1. I’m planning my next “adventure” with my sister out West, and I’m keeping a list of churches and restaurants to look for. I just put Spice of India on the list, in case our wanderings take us to Colorado. (We both love Indian food! πŸ˜‹)

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