This new kid on the block is giving Alpharettans a chance to expand their horizons into the realm of homemade paneer cheese, chaat-style snacking and some seriously indulgent Indian sweets. That's music to our ears.Thanks to new ownership, a new name and an updated menu, the familiar Indian joint once known as Haveli is bringing the sweet, sweet melodies of Indian spices to the 'hood in a whole new way. Alpharetta, meet Sitar, the new kid on the block who's cooking up delicious, classic staples alongside not-so-common chef specialties that are giving the neighbors a chance to expand their horizons into the realm of homemade paneer cheese, chaat-style snacking and some seriously indulgent sweets. Sounds like music to our ears.
Sitar's menu, which hones in on the spicy, rich cuisine of Northern India, reads like a Greatest Hits of our favorite Indian comfort food classics: rich, creamy curries; buttery tandoor-baked naan; elaborate biryanis; aromatic dishes stewed in all sorts of heady spices, from cardamom to cinnamon to heat-packing chiles. But beyond the familiar staples, Sitar's kitchen also whips up some signature specialties that one might not regularly encounter at your average strip mall curry shop. Take the menu's selection of chaat, for example: the savory snacks one might find at a roadside vendor in India, which just so happen to pair perfectly with the ice-cold beer they're stashing behind the bar. Fun fact: the word chaat actually translates to "lick." Which, incidentally, is precisely what you'll want to do to your plate as soon as you're done scarfing down that crispy fried dough in the chaat papri.
Chicken Pakora, $4.95
Saag Paneer, $10.95
Chicken Tikka Masala, $13.95
Lamb Biryani, $13.95
Monday - Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Monday - Friday, 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.