Sankranti Indian Kitchen opened Friday, Dec. 1 in Georgia Tech’s Technology Research Building. The third location for the hugely popular go-to for fast, affordable, health-conscious Indian food is located at 85 5th Street.

“We’re delighted to share our flavorful, healthy fare with guests in this vibrant West Midtown neighborhood and serve Georgia Tech faculty and students,” says owner Srinivasa Nimmagadda “Nimms.” He continues, “Fast can be delicious and full of creativity so there’s no need to settle.”

Sankranti’s menu highlights regional cuisines of Southern and Northern India, and the diversity allows diners to mix and match flavor profiles. The all-day menu boasts 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 to suit any palate. 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 (a vegan option). Sauce options include tikka masala, spinach (palak) sauce and vindaloo sauce. Desserts and traditional beverages like mango lassi also are featured.

Sankranti (pronounced sum-kraanthi) translates to “positive change” in Sanskrit and notes a festival of abundance to share with friends. Nimmagadda opened the first location of Sankranti Indian Kitchen in Dunwoody in 2022 followed by a second location near Emory University in April 2023. The concept has become popular among Atlantans looking to mix and match flavor profiles and build affordable, exciting meals. Each location also boasts friendly efficient service and modern interiors.

Open daily for lunch and dinner, the 1,500-square-foot Georgia Tech eatery 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’s portfolio of restaurants also includes a fine-dining Indian restaurant and banquet hall in Johns Creek, also called Sankranti, and he is planning additional locations of his fast casual concept throughout the Atlanta area with the long-term goal of expanding nationwide.

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