A Newcastle restaurant praised by celebs for its authentic dishes has had a recent refurb and unveiled a new menu- that brings to life the flavours and food traditions of Southern India.
Dosa Kitchen, on Osborne Road, hit the headlines after A Place in the Sun presenter Jonnie Irwin took to social media to rave about its Southern Indian cuisine. The restaurant is also a firm favourite of Hairy Biker, Si King, who is a regular visitor.
Diners can enjoy small plates including dishes such as Chicken 65, a classic recipe which features chunks of spiced chicken breast served with a dip. The dish offers a vegetarian alternative, a cauliflower version.
The dosas – a thin, lace like pancake – are served on their own, with sambhar (a lentil and vegetable stew, with two chutneys) or with the options of a range of fillings including spicy onions, potato masala or grated paneer and coriander.
Main courses include fish, meat, vegetarian and vegan curries which are created with Southern Indian spicing. Other options include biryani, rice, and breads.
The restaurant also offers ‘Tuk Tuk’ Kothu Parotta, a flaky bread which is ripped up and mixed with several ingredients and spices. The dish has Tuk Tuk in its name because the chopping noise made in the kitchen when creating the dish sounds like the noise made by automated rickshaws- a popular form of transport in India.
Co-owner, Sudharsan Murugavel
Co-owner, Sudharsan Murugavel, is hoping that the new menu will be as popular as the previous offering.
He said: “We have kept many of our most popular dishes, but we’ve added new options for people to try.
“Southern Indian cuisine is very different to what most people’s experience of Indian food is. It tends to be much healthier as we don’t cook with lots of butter or cream, but instead it’s all about the spicing.
“It has gone down extremely well so far and of course we were absolutely delighted with the reaction we had from Jonnie Irwin, who loved it so much that he mentioned Dosa Kitchen on his social media.
“We are really looking forward to welcoming new guests to sample what we have to offer.”
For further information visit www.dosakitchen.co.uk
This article is based on a press release from Sorted PR