Tuesday, 3 November 2015
Bundobust leaves you fit to burst with their new menu
Blue Monday's are a thing of the past when Bundobust are around, better still they are completely banished on Monday's when they launch a new menu!
With 5 new items to try I was delighted to be invited by Bundobust to give them a try. So what's new?
Paneer and Mushroom tikka kebabs.
The paneer and mushrooms are marinated in a yoghurt curd and tikka masala, and then they are barbecued and served with red pepper ketchup and spinach chutney. The paneer is thickly cut so you can really get a taste for it; too often paneer is drowned by other flavours and ingredients with barely a bite surviving, you get what paneer is about in this dish.
Biryani Bhaji Balls
An absolutely genius idea I'm envious I didn't think myself, arancini meets biryani. The balls of rice are flavoured with whole spices and rose then deep fried, served with a spiced tomato sauce. The rice isn't risotto rice as you would find in biryani and it is a lot softer to the bite with the rice blending in to a thick compact rice ball. An incredibly filling dish be sure to order one and a non-rice dish or share between two.
Tarka Dhal and Rice
Ever re-launching their dhal to give us a taste of something different this variety comes with a classic mix of lentil curry cooked with tempered cumin, garlic and chilli, served with basmati rice. A winter warmer sure to heat up those cockles.
Chickpeas cooked in a rich onion and tomato sauce served with soft Indian flatbread. Not the most exciting of dishes but it certainly inspires to whip up one in your own home for a quick belly filler. I love these soft Indian flatbreads, maybe one day I will succeed in making my own.
A warm yoghurt soup cooked with onions, coriander seeds and ginger served with Gobi bhaji dumplings. The soup was creamy, full of flavour and held a little punch of spice. The bhaji dumplings were something to behold, they refrained from becoming soup soaked and held their own in the spicy bath. This was one of my favourites and I would love to know the recipe for that soup, lunch times could do with a bit of spicing up!
That night I drank Ikley Brewery's Halloween special pumpkin and chai spiced ale. Slight sweet and flavoured with chai tea it was perfect for a dark, misty and gloomy November evening.
Additional note: the staff in Bundobust are absolutely brilliant, they never fail to make me smile.