‘Handi’ for the locals – new Indian restaurant opens its doors in Fife

Lord Provost Jim Leishman offers well wishes to restaurateur of Khushi’s ‘fame’ at official launch event

Fife’s newest Indian restaurant opened its doors in Glenrothes this week with an official launch which saw a selection of invited guests, including local journalists and bloggers, turn out to sample its fresh, new take on Asian cuisine.
Handi has occupied the site of the former Taj Mahal at Woodside after undergoing an extensive £200k refurbishment at the hands of restaurateur Dhaneshwar Prasad, who launched seven of Khushi’s well-known Asian restaurants up and down the country.
Guests, which included Lord Provost Jim Leishman, Raith Rovers mascot Roary the Lion, the Glenrothes Strollers, and representatives from Glenrothes Rugby Club, Kingdom FM, arts and culture blog Avocado Sweet and Scotland B2B, as well as other members of the local community, were among the first to taste a number of unique dishes inspired from across India.
Owner D Prasad joined by bejewelled Bollywood dancers and representatives from Glenrothes Rugby Club

Tastebuds were first tantalised with the chef’s own take on Fresh Spinach Chaat – a lively dish with all the hallmarks of nachos, yet created with fresh spinach in a crispy batter, potato, red onion and a mint and yoghurt dressing, finished with a sprinkling of pomegranate seeds and Bombay Mix.
Fresh Spinach Chaat. Pic: Louise Dalrymple
Next up, we sampled a sharing platter of Indian treats, including Chicken Tikka pieces with a mango sauce, deep-fried Mushroom Bhaji, chilli battered prawns, and succulently-cooked bites of lamb.
Sharing platter. Pic: Louise Dalrymple
The main event was a tangy chicken curry, slow-cooked lamb curry from the Hyderabadi region sealed with a crust of puff pastry to seal in the flavours, pilau rice and creamy black lentil dish Dal Handi, with a side of both plain and Peshwari Naan, which was deliciously ‘coconutty’ with cherry pieces.
The main. Pic: Lousie Dalrymple
Lentils. Pic: Louise Dalrymple
To check out the full menu, click here.

Owner D Prasad said: “We are delighted to announce that Handi is now fully open, following a soft launch earlier this month at which we have been offering taster style dishes to the community.
“We are very excited about what we have created here for lovers of Indian food. Handi represents a significant investment for us, from the building work, to a brand new kitchen, to the interior decoration. We plan to add a private dining room later on, which we expect will be very popular.
Restaurant interior
“We wish to thank all the representatives from the local community who came along to our official opening last night, including Provost Jim Leishman, Kingdom FM, a local girls football team from the Glenrothes Strollers, Glenrothes Rugby Club and Rory the Mascot of Raith Rovers FC.
“We cook everything from scratch to present food of the highest possible standard. The serving style is unlike anything diners have seen before.”
Guests were welcomed in true Indian style by dancers in full regalia who later gave a performance to mark the opening of the new restaurant.
Read more about the business behind the new restaurant
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Find Handi at 195 Woodside Road, Glenrothes, KY7 4AF or visit the website here