Sunday, September 28, 2008

The Indian Hero Experience

Spices are the heart and soul of Indian cooking. A generous amount of coriander, turmeric, cumin, chilies, fennel, fenugreek and other fragrant spices such as cardamom, clove, cinnamon as well as star aniseed are mixed together to create delightful Indian dishes.

At the Indian Hero, you’d be able to rouse your appetite with a myriad of dishes such as biryani rice, chicken peratal, mutton massala, fish cutlet, prawn sambal, vegetables, and sambar (amongst others)... not forgetting papadams and a serving of rasam.

Also, unlike any other restaurant, food here is prepared in traditional clay pots, the way it was originally done in the olden days to ensure its authenticity

Aside from the cuisine that will tantalize your taste buds, the environment and ambiance is pleasant and cozy, excellent for a good conversation and meal with family and friends.

After you feast on your favourite Indian dish(s), take a stroll around the restaurant and be introduced to various Indian personalities from varied backgrounds as the walls at The Indian Hero are graced with posters of these highly regarded personalities. A brief description is attached to each of the said posters. You learn and feast all at the same time.

A good meal, great ambiance and more… all at an affordable price.

We are open daily from 11.00 am to 11.00 pm. Do drop by soon.

Call 017-2368525 or 012-2099305; for more information.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Facelift at The Indian Hero……Courtesy of Mathen Raj.

It was bare, naked, exposed, plain and stark even……until a HERO (Indian at that’)… came to our rescue.

We speak of our food counter !! A focal part of the restaurant . Once bare and now adorned with pieces that make up an attractive focus point at The Indian Hero.

A few months back my partner Prakash casually requested for an architecture student, Mathen Raj from UCSI to come up with a design for our, then plain food display counter. Not too long after, Mathen came back with models of the current counter and his idea for the improved version. We were impressed!

It looked so good as mere models, we were anxious to see what the end result would be.

A traditional bulla-cart wheel (like the ones you’d see at the Paddy fields), wooden windows with pictures of Indian classical dancers pasted on, a tent-like roof and simple wood work; worked wonders. The once dull counter has now been transformed.

It took Mathen and his sidekicks, Hari and Kesha, a few nights at the restaurant and lots of behind the scene work to get it all up.It's simple & elegant and we’ve received so many compliments about the counter ever since.

We’d like to sincerely thank Mathen for his hardwork & dedication and his friends for taking time to create our lovely food counter.

Sunday, September 7, 2008


Close your eyes and imagine this….

An “Indian Guy” ….clad in a traditional Maharaja outfit complete with a colorful cloak decorated with Indian-inspired designs. This “Indian Guy” then delivers home-cooked food to those who crave a good meal.

He zooms around in his Modenas Ceria-100.
Rain or shine. He would be there at your doorstep…providing you a scrumptious Indian meal. He would be there in your time of need…. for food that is!

Hence…this “Indian Guy” is now proclaimed a HERO…..not just any hero but an

And that’s how it all started !!!

The thought of having a delivery based food business. But since we were new, and setting up a delivery business required additional resources, we opted to open a restaurant instead with home-delivery placed on our “To-do” list.

Staying somewhat in-line with the theme, if you walked in to our restaurant today, you will be greeted by profile pictures of numerous Indian personalities such as Mahatma Gandhi, Amitha Batchan or even M.Night Syamalan who are heroes in their own way …. and importantly, they are Indian.

At The Indian Hero, “You Dine with the Stars” !!!

Saturday, September 6, 2008


“WH” questions !!! We had many of those hurled at us when we first opened the restaurant. Truth is, I don’t think it’ll ever stop. But to put ease to that curious mind of yours…. we are going to address a few of those here.

Why did we open the Restaurant?

The obvious would be to earn loads of money and become so disgustingly rich and then be able to go travel around the world and not have your boss call you on roaming… asking you what’s the status on Project X or where’s that file you were supposed to have passed to him/her last week (before you went on your vacation)!!

More importantly, we were living our dream. Building, owning and managing our very own restaurant.

Where is this restaurant that everyone is talking about?

It’s in Taman Connaught Cheras. It used to be in a nook within the area where Giant, Cheras was located.

Now its at Jalan Menara Gading 1, the same row as University College Sedaya International (that’s still at Taman Connaught, Cheras).

When is it opening?

We opened on 16 June 2007. It was a Saturday. A day neither Prakash nor me would ever forget. Memorable in every possible way.

Who’s Idea was this ?

OURS ! Prakash and mine.

When I was younger (I’m still young!!), when I was about 4 to 5 years old, I, like most kids my age had a “masak-masak” set that was the pride and joy of my life. Though cooking invisible food was fun, what enthralled me was managing my own food outlet. I would imagine there were tables and chairs with customers and I would take orders. (Funny though, I wrote all the orders in Chinese). Little did I know that one day… 20 odd years later, this would be a reality (minus the orders written in Chinese).

I had a dream from a very young age and when I met Prakash, he shared my passion for the business and food. So a few months later… we started to work on building our dream. Our baby… “ The Indian Hero”

How in the world did you guys manage to put this together?


“The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Running a Restaurant"

Clueless we were about the business. Mistakes we did make. But we pulled through with the support of our family.