Ameet Malhotra has been cooking up Indian fusion in his client’s kitchens for years as a private chef. Now, he’s taking his cuisine to the public as a vendor in the Northland’s Iron District (1599 Iron St., North Kansas City, MO). The Elephant Wings container can’t be missed. It’ll be painted bright yellow and sporting a mandala design.
Malhotra’s cooking, inspired by his birthplace of Mumbai, is entirely unique as he pulls inspiration from other worldly flavors. The Iron District menu will showcase sandwiches like the Unholy Cow, a juicy beef sandwich topped with coriander chutney, pickled cucumbers, red onions, and jalapenos all stuffed into a baguette. The Bombay-Mi is a variation of the traditional banh mi sandwich except with cumin chicken, veggies, cilantro, and a drizzle of curried aioli. Other grab-and-go eats like the Tikka Masala Poutine and Dhamaka Nachos are a great representation of Malhotra’s ability to transform familiar dishes with his creative flair.
For dessert, patrons can grab a mango kulfi with a saffron and cardamom base or an iced masala chai. Elephant Wings will have vegetarian and gluten-free options of several menu items available as well.
While Malhotra will continue whip up coursed meals for private dinner parties, he is excited to offer more comfortable quick bite options in his new space. “People can get a great quick dive into Indian cuisine this way,” says Malhotra.
Elephant Wings will officially open on March 11.