And that’s what Pritpal Singh and his wife, Yolanda, want to get across at their restaurant, Bombay Grill.
“Spicy does not mean hot,” Pritpal Singh said. “It does mean flavor. We uses spices for flavor, but we can make it as hot as you want, too.”
It opened on Friday at 365 S. Gloster St., in front of Gloster Creek Village and across from Wendy’s.
“My husband always wanted to open a restaurant and we’ve finally got it,” Yolanda Singh said.
The spices used to make the food include mustard, chili powder, cardamom, turmeric, cumin, tamarind, ginger and garlic.
And the food can be adjusted to tasters’ palette’s, from extra mild to extra hot.
The Singh’s business partner is Madhu Ankisetty, who owns Maharaja in Oxford.
The two restaurants will serve similar food, but it won’t all be exactly the same.
“We’ll see what works in Tupelo, because we don’t know yet,” Ankisetty said.
The Singhs have added a daily buffet for $6.99 plus tax, with a revolving menu that includes at least two appetizers, two types of chicken, two vegetable dishes, steam rice, several sauces and one of three breads.
“We’ll have the sauces available for diners to put how much or how little they want,” Pritpal Singh said.
Diners also can choose from an extensive menu offering a variety of appetizers, soups and salads, entrees, tandoori specials and desserts.
“We also have lamb dishes,” he said.
The restaurant is open daily from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. The phone number is (662) 840-1414.
Location: 365 S. Gloster St., Tupelo
Hours: Daily, from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Phone: (662) 840-1414