New £200,000 Indian restaurant to open in Glenrothes

Handi to open in Woodside this May 

A new Indian restaurant is set to open in Glenrothes this month following a £200,000 investment by the businessman who launched seven of Khushi’s outlets.
Handi, which is named after the pot traditionally used to cook curries, will be the first restaurant of Dhaneshwar Prasad’s own despite the restaurateur’s 27 years’ industry expertise.
Situated at 195 Woodside Road on the site of the former Taj Mahal, Prasad’s new 100-seater restaurant with private car park will specialise in contemporary Indian food from many parts of the sub-continent.
Prasad and his team say they have transformed and modernised what was already a purpose-built restaurant into a fresh and exciting dining space.
The new restaurant, which is set to open in mid May, will create up to 15 new jobs across kitchen, front of house and home delivery services.
Fully licenced, it will offer a range of cocktails, beers, wines and spirits from its own newly built bar.  
Prasad is also hoping to serve up something new in the realms of food delivery and is set to introduce a special heated box, which can be charged up to keep food at the optimum temperature until it is delivered.
He said: “We are delighted to announce that this new restaurant is coming to Glenrothes soon, and we are very excited about what we are creating 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.
“We would like Handi to become a real destination for eating out, attracting not just diners from Fife but further afield too.
“This new venture has nearly three decades of experience built in. We are offering fresh, authentic dishes, given a modern twist to delight the tastebuds, and prepared by skilled chefs with the finest quality ingredients.
“We have recruited a top head chef from a Michelin-starred restaurant in London. We can’t wait to unveil everything to the public and get their feedback on our dishes and service.
“We will be cooking everything from scratch with authentic ingredients to present food of the highest possible standard. The serving style will be unlike anything diners have seen before.”
Wanting to involve the local community in his opening, Prasad is planning to stage a  ‘soft opening’ period – earmarked for between 5 and 13 May – when a taster menu of around four starters and three curries can be sampled for free, with diners only having to pay for their drinks.
He is also planning to offer 50% off all food for the first full month of opening and is considering special discounts for Fife employers.
Prasad added: “More details on all of this engagement with our local customer base will be announced shortly. We are busy finalising menus and making sure we have the look and feel of the restaurant just right. Handi is a restaurant for everyone.”
Handi is also planning an official launch event where a ribbon will be cut to open the new eatery.    
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