Daal Roti is a venture of Chef Hitesh Rana, a self-made entrepreneur from Mumbai, India. The design team was mandated to produce interior design and material palette along with the branding and logo for the restaurant in conjunction with its theme. An authentic Indian cuisine restaurant located in Mississauga had to be designed delicately with a texture palette of warm colors.

Elements of Design:

  • The space is well-lit and connected at the eye level, making it accessible for all users: mall-users or destination customers.
  • Existing space was used to accommodate this restaurant at minimal intervention
  • A buffet area with feature lighting and street cart was introduced to generate interest in Indian street cuisine


  • Curved ceiling element connects the otherwise scattered seating spaces
  • A neutral palette with taupes and browns is used to maintain harmony
  • Artwork by local modern Indian Artists gives cultural identity to the restaurant