Best of our Specials
November - December 2021

APPETISERS
Red Mullet Varuthathu - £10
Crisp fried Red Mullet fillet marinated with ginger, garlic, turmeric, Tellicherry pepper and dusted with rice flour




MAINS
Chicken Chettinad - £12.50
Diced chicken simmered in an aromatic spicy sauce flavoured with home ground spice blend and curry leaves

Keema Mattar - £13
Lamb mince braised with onion, tomatoes, ginger, garlic, spices and green peas

Channa Dal - £8
Yellow split chickpea lentils tempered with cumin seeds, onions, ginger, garlic, chillies and fresh tomatoes

DESSERT
Khubani Kheer - £6
Creamy rice pudding with chopped nuts and topped with cinnamon scented stewed apricots

All prices include VAT and exclude an optional 12.5% service charge
All dishes may contain traces of nuts

Celebrating Christmas in India

No regional focus over the festive season. We bring back some of your favourite dishes as our present for you to enjoy.

India is a secular nation and houses every community. Christians are a minority and form nearly 2.3% of the population. But the fact that there are only about 25 million Christians in India, in no way lessens the observance of the festival. Moreover, the occasion is celebrated not only by Christians but by people of other religions as well.

Many Christian houses in India decorate Christmas cribs and distribute sweets and cakes to their neighbours. In many of the schools that are run by the Christian missionaries, the children actively participate in Christmas programs. Also in many non-religious schools, there is tradition of Christmas celebration. Christmas is also increasingly celebrated by other religions in India. Christmas is known as "Badha Din" (Big Day) in North and North-West India and people often plant trees on this day. Celebrating Christmas in India No regional focus over the festive season. We bring back some of your favourite dishes as our present for you to enjoy.

Many Christians in India celebrate Christmas. The celebrations are most noticeable in states where there are many Christians such as Goa. Christmas Day is a statutory holiday across India but there are really no Christmas only dishes

Punjab Regional Specials
October 2021

APPETISER
Shahi Guinea Fowl Tikka - £9
Guinea Fowl marinated with a paste of pistachio, crushed pepper corns, cream and spices; roasted in the tandoor, served with mint chutney

MAINS
Rara Lamb - £14
Diced Welsh lamb braised with lamb mince, onion, tomatoes, ginger, chillies and spices

Sarson da Saag - £9.50
Chopped green mustard leaves braised with ginger, green chillies and maize flour

Dal fry - £8
Red and yellow lentils tempered with cumin seeds, onions, ginger, garlic, chillies and fresh tomatoes

Amritsari Kulcha - £4.50
Tandoori bread stuffed with crushed potatoes, fresh coriander pomegranate powder, ginger, green chillies and carom seeds

DESSERT
Gajerela with Kulfi - £6.50
Warm carrot halva with nuts served with Indian ice cream


All dishes may contain traces of nuts

The Punjab Region

Punjab literally means ‘land of five rivers’ in Persian. As it was divided into two at the time of partition a part of Punjab lies is in the north west of India and the other in north east of Pakistan.

Punjab mainly consists of large fertile plains and is India’s biggest producer of wheat. Milk and its products in the form of malai (cream), paneer (cottage cheese), butter and curds are used with almost every Punjabi meal.

The most popular form of Indian food served around the world is derived from Punjabi cuisine. The concept of using the tandoor oven in Indian kitchens originated here. Communal tandoors are still used in the villages of Punjab where women gather in the evening to cook bread and share gossip.

It shares several characteristics with the cuisine of Kashmir and other adjacent states. Punjabi cuisine is diverse, and varies regionally. Punjabi food served in the restaurants originated from the ‘Dhabas’ - roadside restaurants started by Punjabi people to provide food to truckers. It would not be wrong to say that in India ‘Dhabas’ were the first restaurants. Tandoori Chicken, Dal Makhani, Karahi Paneer, Chicken Tikka, Lassi, Kheer, Jalebi; are the popular Punjabi dishes found in restaurants all over the world.

Other popular seasonal dishes are; Sarsoon da Saag – prepared with green mustard leaves; Makki di Roti – maize flour bread; and Cholle Bhaturre – chickpeas served with fried bread.