Dancing, Dhal and Dhol as JP’s Newest Restaurant Opens

Family, friends and customers of Tikki Masala dance at the restaurant's grand opening on Nov. 1, 2014. Credit: Chris Helms
Rain didn't dampen the joy Saturday as the Sharma family held a grand opening for the third Indian restaurant in Jamaica Plain. The festivities for Tikki Masala began with professional drummer Sandeep Das playing his dhol, a traditional two-headed drum, to induce a frenzy of dancing on the sidewalk outside 3706 Washington St. There was also a ribbon cutting and a free buffet for the packed crowd.

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