Sankranti Indian Kitchen is opening Dec. 1, 2023, in Georgia Tech’s Technology Research Building. The restaurant at 85 5th St NW will be the third location for the health-conscious Indian eatery.
“We’re delighted to share our flavorful, healthy fare with guests in this vibrant West Midtown neighborhood and serve Georgia Tech faculty and students,” owner Srinivasa Nimmagadda “Nimms” said in a press release. “Fast can be delicious and full of creativity so there’s no need to settle.”
The menu highlights regional cuisines of Southern and Northern India, with fresh varieties of curry bowls, karma rolls, veggie samosas, chicken biryani, salads and desserts. Vegetarian and vegan dishes are center stage, but chicken can be added.
Guests can choose from pulao rice, jeera rice or grilled vegetables as the base of their bowls and add proteins including mango chicken, chicken tikka kabobs, malai chicken kabobs, chana (chickpea), paneer (cheese) and tofu. Sauce options include tikka masala, spinach (palak) sauce and vindaloo sauce. Traditional beverages like mango lassi also are available.
The 1,500-square-foot Georgia Tech eatery will be open daily for lunch and dinner. The location features floor-to-ceiling windows, an open kitchen and counter for ordering, indoor seating for 20 guests and additional seating on two outdoor patios. This location will be on Georgia Tech’s Buzzcard program.
Nimmagadda opened the first location of Sankranti Indian Kitchen in Dunwoody in 2022, followed by a second location near Emory University in spring 2023. His portfolio of restaurants also includes a fine-dining Indian restaurant and banquet hall in Johns Creek, also called Sankranti.
Sankranti (pronounced sum-kraanthi) translates to “positive change” in Sanskrit.