Fine Indian Food
The Vegetarian Option!
I am especially proud of the diversity of the vegetarian dishes we offer on our menu.
There has always been a wide variety of vegetarian dishes in India and trade over the centuries encouraged this to increase. It was only when the Portuguese came, for example, that potatoes and chillies were added to our culinary repertoires.
Here are just a few of the vegetarian specialities we offer:
•Madras Vegetable Smaba – this comprises a selection of mixed vegetables cooked with lentils, fenugreek, coriander and a selection of spices. It is sweet and sour and fairly hot to taste.
•Shabji Jafroni – a much milder dish, this features mixed vegetables cooked in Chef’s own special sauce, an enticing blend of spices, almond and lemon. It does contain nuts.
•Aloo Begun Balti – a delightful mix of aubergines and potatoes cooked in Chef’s selection of fresh herbs and Balti spices. Served up for you in a Balti dish.
•Shobji Bhar Poneer – at the request of our customers we use Cheddar cheese rather than the traditional Indian Poneer cheese. Mixed vegetables are cooked together with fresh herbs, spices and the cheese.
•Shobji Bhar Tatul – the vegetables are cooked in a tasty chilli and tamarind sauce, together with onions, peppers and pickled chilli. The result is a sweet and sour delight.