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New Indian restaurant opens in downtown Kamloops

Creamy Mutter Paneer from Madras Masala & Grill.
Creamy Mutter Paneer from Madras Masala & Grill.
Image Credit: INSTAGRAM / Madras Masala & Grill

A new Indian restaurant has opened its doors in downtown Kamloops.

Madras Masala & Grill has taken over the space previously occupied by Passeks Classics Cafe & Catering downtown on 3 Avenue.

When owners Ramaiah Selvaraj and Rangarajan Radhakrishnan heard about the opportunity to take over Passeks' space, they visited Kamloops and fell in love with the city.

"We really, really like the city," Selvaraj said. He and his business partner made the move after spending four years running a restaurant in Surrey.

"Me and my partner have 15 plus years experience," he said, explaining they have worked in restaurants in Canada as well as India and on cruise ships. 

Their menu features a mix of authentic cuisine from the north and south regions of India. 

"We have a South Indian special dosa," he said. Dosas are like a crepe, often made from lentils and rice. Different types of dosas have different fillings.

"We have curries, all the North Indian curries and South Indian curries like butter chicken, chicken and lamb vindaloo," he added.

They also have house-made tandoori roti, which is a flatbread made in a rounded clay oven.

All of their dishes, and the ingredients in them, are made fresh in-house, Selvaraj said.

They are open for dine-in, take-out and plan on serving delivery. 

They opened for Diwali last weekend, and business has been great so far, he said.

"We are very happy," he said. "We're looking forward to doing the best for the customers, our family and friends of Kamloops."

To try their authentic Indian cuisine for yourself, stop by Madras Masala & Grill in their newly redecorated space at 120 3 Avenue.


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