Owned by Sachin Mahajan and Ricky Singh, Karma creatively reimagines classic Indian and South Asian cuisine and flavors on its menu of innovative small and shareable plates with an approachable twist.
Executive Chef Ajay Kumar is a New Delhi native who has cooked for the White House State Dinner honoring former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and, more recently, designed the menus for several D.C. receptions attended by current Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Using locally-sourced ingredients, dishes like Chicken Tikka, Chilean Sea Bass and Lobster Masala brilliantly show off Kumar’s traditional and modern cooking methods. His creativity also shines through in signature dishes such as the breaded Chicken Lolli, served on a sugar cane stick, and kebab-style paneer, grilled to perfection with roasted peppers, onions and more. Vegetarian and vegan offerings like zucchini kofta, quinoa, roasted pistachios and turmeric salad make up more than half the menu.
Meanwhile, Bar Director Dominik Lenikowski will offer Indian-influenced sips and a unique wine list sourced from organic wineries that adhere to biodynamic winemaking practices and are environmentally responsible.
Designed by prolific DC design, art and fabrication firm, SWATCHROOM, the 5,000-square foot eatery features soaring ceilings and a modern, globally-inspired interior, including shades of grey, gold and navy with wooden textures.
Karma Modern Indian is located at 611 I “Eye” Street NW. For more information, please go HERE.