In the four years since Jaspar Singh, owner of Bombay Grill, opened his doors, most of his customers have found him via word of mouth. And his restaurant thrives because of the reputation his food has earned.
Singh believes in using only fresh ingredients and making his dishes from scratch. Even the cubes of cheese are homemade in the Saag Paneer ($11.99), a classic Indian vegetable dish cooked with spinach and mild spices.
One of the most well-known menu items is the Chicken Tikka Masala ($13.99), chunks of tender chicken simmered in a fresh tomato masala sauce. Customers can request the spiciness of their food on a scale of 1-10, with a "1" being not spicy at all.
From the appetizer menu, the Vegetable Samosa ($3.99) is a crisp pastry shell stuffed with potatoes and peas.
Lamb is a popular meat in India, and diners enjoy it in the Lamb Vindaloo ($14.99), with a garlic hot pepper sauce, and Mango Lamb Curry ($15.99), with a garlic ginger onion sauce and mango chutney.
For those who enjoy seafood, the Shrimp Coconut Korma ($15.99) -- shrimp cooked in coconut milk with onions, tomatoes, almonds and spices -- is Singh's recommendation.
And, for dessert, the Mango Lassi ($3.50), made with fruit and homemade yogurt, is the house specialty.
Singh is also known for his nan, flat bread cooked in an imported clay oven. It comes in 10 varieties, including Garlic ($3.50), Paneer ($5.99) and a sweet version called Peshawari ($5.99), stuffed with coconut, raisins and cashews.
Singh said he enjoys being a restaurant owner and chef. "I love it. I love the people and the cooking," he said.
- Address: 3035 S. Washington Blvd., Ogden
- Hours: 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 4-10 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 4-9 p.m. Sundays
- Phone: 801-393-4828