Bustling Indian Kitchens Thrill Dubai and Leeds

Dubai cannot have enough of the fine Indian cuisine that has been tickling taste buds. The dishes are expensive. The price doesn’t matter. It’s a desire insatiable.

Our customers are well-travelled, experienced diners with discerning tastes who wish to experiment and try a fresh take on Indian cuisine,” says Bhupender Nath, who opened Tresind after years in the frozen foods business.

The plates are full of surprises fulfilling the growing appetite for new flavours. “People like seeing new things and eating new things,” says Zorawar Kalra, the restaurateur behind Farzi Café, the city’s newest Indian eatery.

Balled up rice and dal and rolled in crushed papads. The gastronomic entertainment has just begun. The boom is setting in at restaurants that are no standard curry-houses. They are the bustling hubs of postmodern Indian fusion and food.

“Some level of theatrics is good for the bottom line. When theatrics become gimmicks, then that’s a problem,” adds Kalra.

According to Vineet Bhatia, the first to put modern Indian food on the global map with Rasoi, his now-shuttered London restaurant, there’s potential for a lot more.

Far away, in Leeds, England, expansion is on the menue for Tharavadu. The dosa wrap in the heart of Leeds is part of the ‘refined street food’ dished up by this Indian restaurant — named one of the top 10 curry houses in the UK by Tripadvisor. It has served sports personalities like Graeme Swann, Virat Kohli and Chris Kamara.

Recommended by the Michelin Guide in 2015 for its “superbly spiced, colourful Keralan specialities and refined street food, the award-winning restaurant is located on Mill Hill.

Started in 2014, Tharavadu will soon double in size. It is expected to add 100 covers on completion of a staged programme of work.