February 4, 2021 By Daniel Sheehan, Dorchester Reporter Staff
When Solmon and Rokeya Chowdhury opened up Shanti Indian Cuisine on Dorchester Avenue in 2001, they knew they were taking a risk. There weren’t many Indian or South Asian restaurants in the area and they couldn’t be sure if there would be enough support to keep such an eatery afloat.
“It was a struggle at the beginning because not many people wanted to try Indian food, but those few people who did really liked it,” Solmon told the Reporter in a recent interview. “That core of customers was really important to us. It was the people in Dorchester that kept Shanti going.”
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