26 Best Craft Breweries in Melbourne

26 Best Craft Breweries in Melbourne

BEERMKR Craft Beer Brewing Machine is for Anyone Moon Dog Craft Brewery
Moon Dog Craft Brewery based in Abbotsford is just outside the Melbourne CBD and offers a whole variety of different craft beers on tap. It’s a laid back tropical paradise for lovers of summer, good beer and good tunes. 10 taps to choose from including seasonal beers and single kegs, there’s something for everyone to enjoy, even wine, ciders and cocktails.
17 Duke Street, Abbotsford VIC 3207 Colonial Brewing Co
Colonial Brewing Co is serving up plenty of good beer for good times as an afternoon drink or a night out. Pull up a seat at the bar and try some of their tasty concoctions. Their light and drinkable style beer is what makes them one of the best craft breweries Melbourne has to offer. They have a whole range of IPAs, ciders, draught, dark pale and more all served in tinnies of course. Food trucks are ushered in so you can choose what to eat while you’re cracking open a tinnie.
89 Bertie Street, Port Melbourne VIC 3207 Temple Brewing Company
In the heart of Brunswick East, local brewery Temple Brewing Company is making something special. The range includes pale ales, IPAs, pilsner and American stout. The Brewhouse bar combines all that lovely beer with a comfy dining area, dog friendly beer garden and a delicious menu. Expect burgers, fried chicken and pork belly. You can also tour the brewery for a fun bit of education before things get a bit messy.
122 Weston Street, Brunswick East VIC 3057 Westside Ale Work
Local Brewhouse, Westside Ale Works offers pizza and pints from Thursday through Sunday. It’s a place where Melbournites can take part in the tasting of premium beers in a comfy and relaxed Brewhouse. Inspired by the United States West Coast brewing scene, Westside Ale Works core range includes IPAs, Pale Ales, Double IPAs plus seasonal beers, so there is always something new to try.
23 Alfred Street, South Melbourne VIC 3205 Thunder Road Brewery
Master brewers at Thunder Road Brewery Melbourne, are serving up some pretty unique and complex beers. Like the Agave & Yuzu Saison, brewed using a special Saison yeast then infused with agave syrup or the Coconut Porter, brewed using cacao nibs, coconut and vanilla essence for a dark and rich flavour. The bar serves a whole range of diverse beers that you can’t get anywhere else and is smack bang in the middle of the brewery so you can drink your beer while watching the whole brewing process.
130 Barkly Street, Brunswick VIC 3056 The Crafty Squire
It’s the home of the famous James Squire Brewhouse and a brewery Melbourne can list as one of its best. At The Crafty Squire , enjoy hand crafted beers like pale ales, pilsners, porters and more. You can expect some great food to go with your pint too as it’s one of the only microbreweries that serves up full pub meals. You can get the original range plus limited release and seasonal beers on tap like the Jack of Spades, a dark complex porter with hints of coffee and malt chocolate or The Chancer, a golden ale with tropical fruit aroma and a slight bitterness. Whatever you try, you’re in for a good night.
127 Russell Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 Mountain Goat Beer
Richmond’s Mountain Goat Beer is offering up handcrafted Aussie ales at one of the best Melbourne breweries. They’ve been around for 20 years with many changes in that time and have established themselves as an industry leader in the craft beer scene. At the tap room you’ll find a rotating stream of all the favourites as well as limited and experimental releases and barrel aged beer. All their beers are naturally brewed in fact their India Pale Ale was Australia’s first certified organic beer and the team has a healthy commitment to lowering the environmental impact of the brewery.
80 North Street, Richmond VIC 3121 Hop Nation Brewing Co
The Footscray based Hop Nation Brewing Co started out as a small operation that just grew and grew. It’s independently owned and operated and opened up their taproom in 2016 and has since cemented it’s place in the craft beer scene. The brewery offers 15 taps of glorious beer like The Kalash, a Russian imperial stout, partially aged in bourbon barrels with subtle oak tar and spice flavours or The Dawn, a double Neipa that is hazy, juicy and packed full of vibrant hops flavour. Whatever you choose, you’ll be in for a treat at this fantastic Melbourne brewery.
6/107-109 Whitehall Street, Footscray VIC 3011 Stomping Ground Brewery & Beer Hall
Beer lovers are in for a treat at Stomping Ground Brewery & Beer Hall . The Collingwood based brewery offers up some world class beers including the Bunker Porter, Smash series fruit sour beers, Gipps St pale ale, Hop Stomper IPA, Laneway Lager and the Little Foot IPA just to name a few. At the Beer Hall you can enjoy the warm communal vibes, and some great grub along with your beers. Grilled Barramundi, Confit Duck, 300g Scotch filet plus pizzas and sharing dishes are just some of what you can expect from the menu. Plus you can get a free brewery tour every Saturday and Sunday.
100 Gipps Street, Collingwood VIC 3066 Tallboy & Moose
Just 15 minutes outside the CBD, Tallboy & Moose offer up some exclusive craft beers and Scottish themed food at their Melbourne brewery. The beers are always rotating which keeps things fresh and exciting so you can expect some delish amber ales, IPAs, crispy lagers, sour beers, milkstouts and more. On top of that is a comprehensive list of ciders and wine plus they sometimes have some guest beers on tap to shake things up a bit. The food is provided in-house by Wee Man’s Kitchen and is a modern take on Scottish grub like the Mussels Fae Brussels, The great Glasgow fry up and more!
270 Raglan Street, Preston VIC 3072 Two Birds Brewing
Nest yourself in at Two Birds Brewing , because you’re gonna be here a while. Housed inside an old sheet metal factory, the nest is open four days a week to the public and offers fresh beer on tap, plus some amazing food to go with it. Two Birds offers a range of five beers all year round including staples like Golden ale, pale ale and more experimental brews like a taco beer, brewed with corn coriander and fresh lime peel for a zesty and fruity taste. If you’re looking for a snack with your tasty beer you can expect things like pork scratching, edamame and fried chicken.
136 Hall Street, Spotswood VIC 3015 2 Brothers Brewery
2 Brothers was, as you can probably guess, created by two brewing brothers in Moorabbin. Brothers Andrew and David Ong are serving up some deliciously different craft beers. From The Grizz American amber ale to the “Original rice lager” Kung Foo, there’s something for everyone so head to the beer hall and get tasting. Not just for the beer though, food lovers are also catered for at the beer hall with a tasty menu of pizzas, pulled pork sliders, tacos and a brewers cheese board just to name a few.
4 Joyner Street, Moorabbin VIC 3198 The Craft and Co
The Craft and Co first opened its converted warehouse doors back in 2015, and has been keeping the taps flowing ever since. It’s not just a brewery though, it’s also a bottle shop, has its own kitchen and is a great place for functions and events. The skilled brewers here like to keep things fresh by mixing things up. Serving up beers for every type of palate, IPAs, fruity fermented sours, and delicious lagers it’s no wonder they’re considered one of the best breweries Melbourne has to offer.
390 Smith Street, Collingwood VIC 3066 Boatrocker Barrel Room
Boatrocker Barrel Room are the founders of Australia’s first barrel room and cellar door and started from humble beginnings as being sold out the back of a car. The barrel room feature 8 rotating taps of Boatrocker beers as well as spirits. Sample some of the finest craft beers in Melbourne like imperial stouts, pale ale, pilsner or the new wild ale series.
51 & 34 Macbeth Street, Braeside VIC 3195 The Incubator
This Collingwood based brewery and tasting room offers award winning pale ale from tank to table. After finding a home of its own recently in 2018, The Incubator ’s laid back warehouse is the perfect setting for this laid back micro-brewery. It offers some premium craft beers including beers like Session, a Indian pale ale that packs a hoppy punch or the citrusy new world IPA, Squish; a blend of fresh fruit, bitterness and hops.
414 Smith Street, Collingwood VIC 3066 Bad Shepherd Brewing Co
Bad Shepherd Brewing Co is the brainchild of husband and wife team Dereck and Diti Hales and offers some seriously punchy craft beers. The space is shared by two breweries and another husband and wife duo to boot, Wolf of the Willows, both beers are featured on the taps and offer some tasty ales and some awesome smoky American barbeque to go with it.
386 Reserve Road, Cheltenham VIC 3192 Dainton Family Brewery
Open Thursday to Sunday every week, Dainton Family Brewery is a family affair. Founded by father and son Dan and Kev are putting out some extremely decent beers including a core range of IPA, Pale ale, XSA and a draught, all award winners might we add. More experimental beers includes a fruity line up of flavour infused IPAs, dubbels, sours and lagers, like the Blood Orange New England Rye IPA, a hit of Vit C can never be a bad thing.
560 Frankston-Dandenong Road, Carrum Downs VIC 3201 3 Ravens
It’s the oldest independent Melbourne brewery and the bar, formerly known as the Pleasure Palace, is like an eclectic little back street boozer that only the locals know about. 3 Ravens taps feature a mix of American IPAs, English classics and delicious barrel aged ales. Whatever your taste buds are wanting, there is sure to be something here to quench your thirst.
1 Theobald Street, Thornbury VIC 3071 Bonehead Brewing
Bonehead Brewing is another two man operation with the taps open from Thursdays to Sundays. The relaxed vibe and industrial décor is the perfect spot for locals to meet up for a drink. Nine taps offer Boneheads core range plus more like the Sweet Pea dark lager or their famous Prickled Pink, a wheat beer infused with prickly pear. Regular food trucks also stop by to keep visitors well fed.
86 Parsons Street, Kensington VIC 3031 The Mill Brewery
Another Collingwood local, The Mill Brewery is set up in what once was an old mechanics workshop. The core range includes an Australian pils, Jack D-licious golden ale, The Mosaic Pale Ale and The Dark Lord IPA. Apart from the core range they’re constantly changing things up on the taps, current brews include a delicious wheat beer combined with berries called Bohemian Raspberry.
40 Sackville Street, Collingwood VIC 3066 Henry St Brewhouse
Tiny micro-brewery, Henry St Brewhouse brews some of the finest ales and beers with a whole lot of passion. The bar is constantly stocked with their 5 core beers featuring a pale ale, German wheat beer, amber ale, dark IPA and an English summer style IPA. That’s not all though, there’s also a rotating selection of their newest creations and experiments right on tap at the bar.
5 38 Barrett Street, Kensington VIC 3031 Burnley Brewing
Burnley Brewing ’s bold and distinctive beer flavours are matched perfectly with their classic Italian cuisine like hand rolled pasta and stone oven pizzas. Come for a pils or a pale ale but stay for the oatmeal sweet stout. In collaboration with The Mill House the oatmeal sweet stout is a creamy full bodied and silky smooth pour guaranteed to knock your socks off.
648 Bridge Road, Richmond VIC 3121 Fury and Son
Fury and Son is run by father and son and you’re probably wondering, why fury? Well, let’s just say the father in the operation gets things done with a temper. The core range feature an American pale ale, an IPA and a new world pilsner. On top of that you can get seasonal brews like the mildly Peated scotch ale and a classic American red ale delivering citrus and pine needle aromas.
46 Concorde Drive, Keilor Park VIC 3042 The Public Brewery
The Public Brewery is doing something utterly unique in Melbourne breweries. This is the only place where YOU get to make the beer. Pick from a range of recipes and you can even create a personalised name and label. The bar serves up beer made by The Public Brewery on tap plus The Public Cellars stocks beer from breweries all over Victoria so there’s always something new to try.
13 Lacey Street, Croydon VIC 3136 Kooinda Boutique Brewery
Kooinda Boutique Brewery began as the first residential licensed breweries in Australia and has had many changes over the last few years. With it’s focus on using the very best ingredients possible, there’s no denying these beers are extremely easy going down. Their core range featuring a cult favourite black IPA, is now brewed offsite by a third party so they can focus on more experimental and creative craft brewing. The space is basic and relaxed with some couches and tables set up, plus an area for live sports viewing and even a Nintendo 64.
28 Culverlands St, Heidelberg West VIC 3081 Urban Alley Brewery
Urban Alley brewery is all about sustainability while brewing incredible tasting beers. It shares resources with the next door neighbour distillery to reduce energy consumption and has it’s own biowaste plant. It four core beers include a signature pale ale, American pale ale, an IPA and a crispy lager. Grab a pint and a bit and watch the brewing process as it takes place through the huge glass windows or head out to the beer garden in the summer and head over to the central double fireplace to stay toasty in the winter.
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BEST STREET FOODS OF 2017 – MY YEAR END REVIEW – CHINESE, INDIAN, INDONESIAN + MORE!!!

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We started off 2017 in Sichuan, China, the land of spicy and numbing hot pot and incredibly flavourful Sichuan cuisine. I had just dropped out of culinary school to go full-time foodrangin, creating these food and travel videos for you, and it was the best feeling ever. This was honestly the best decision of my life.
After Sichuan, we flew into Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to go on a Malaysian street food tour with our friend Chuchu. We had awesome durian and a lot of Chinese, Indian, and Malay street food specialties.
After Malaysia, we flew into Delhi, and made a couple Indian street food tour vlogs before flying to Thailand and eating a JUMBO lobster in Hua Hin. It was so delicious! We then traveled to the south of Thailand and I proposed to Ting on the beach!
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Where to eat in Shimla this summer – Condé Nast Traveller India

Home / World Localities / Where to eat in Shimla this summer – Condé Nast Traveller India Where to eat in Shimla this summer – Condé Nast Traveller India World Localities
It’s not making it to the list of India ’s top food destinations in a hurry, but Shimla has always been among India ’s favourite hill-stations. So, if you are heading up the hills this summer, better be armed with this list of the best restaurants and cafes in Shimla.
The Restaurant , The Oberoi Cecil, for a fine-dining experience
Step back in time at this legendary restaurant , where a whiff of the Raj still lingers. Wood panelled walls, tall French windows that frame the lush mountains and a dress code (no shorts for men or flip flops)—the setting is as critical to the experience as the meal. The menu is a mix of international, Indian and local Himachali food, which comes with a five-star twist. Stuffed with oriental mushrooms, sidu (a Himachali snack, like a steamed bun) is served on a bed of spinach with burnt chilli. The Army Camp Soup is served with burnt garlic, onions and lemon, and poured in the bowl right in front of you. Don’t skip the slow cooked chicken—one of their signature dishes. Did we mention that the orange pannacotta is brilliant?Chaura Maidan, 7am–10.30pm
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Shimla Book Café, to experience a social experiment This is for the day when you want to bite into the light-as-a-cloud cream roll, away from the chatter of The Mall, with just a book for company. Apart from its stunning location near the Ridge overlooking the Himalayas, what sets this tiny cafe apart is the staff. In a state with one of the country’s boldest open prison policies, authorities have handed the running of the café to jail inmates. The food, all prepared in the prison bakery, is limited to snacks like burgers, pizzas and pastries, but is attractively priced, fresh and tasty.Ridge, Takka Bench, 10am–8pm
This book store is run entirely by 4 innmates of Kaithu Jail near Shimla serving life sentence and today they serve a plethora of delicious snacks and beverages and offers a breathtaking view of the mountains. The cafe has been funded and run by the state’s tourism department in a bid to rehabilitate inmates and also give them a chance to be productive in society. They could’nt be happier serving us and to show the world that they have changed for better but also for their inner peace. So next time when you head towards Shimla, don’t miss this beautiful book cafe. PS They have some amazing books with a hot cup of coffee!!! 📚 ☕️ Perfect combination, right? #travelforlife #bookcafe #bookstagram #coffee #serenehimachal #unseenhimachal #shimlatourism #himachaltourism #mountainview #shimla #indianphotography #indiatourism #travelrealindia #ridge #booklovers #streetstories #awsmhimachal #streetofshimla #booksandcoffee #positivevibes #spreadsmiles #goodvibesonly #smiles #spreadlove #wandertrust #drape2maniacs
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Dimsum, for Happy Hours on momos There is something comforting about digging into momos in the hills and this place serves really good ones with three different sauces. Other classics in this 25-seater restaurant run by a friendly Chinese family such as chilly chicken and chowmein are equally appetizing. This is also one of the few places in the city to serve pork, so head here if you’re craving good old chilly pork. On certain days they also offer pork spare ribs as the special of the day. We love the fact that they have Happy Hours on momos: grab a plate of at half the rate (Rs75) from 3-6pm, Monday to Friday.Next to Baljees, Middle Bazar, The Mall; Noon—9.30pm
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Wake and Bake Café, for the breakfast and views The food is not its only draw: with yellow windowpanes and walls decked in art, this cafe has a happy vibe. They serve English (bacon and eggs) and Israeli breakfast staples (eggs and hummus) till noon. Pizza by the slice is not your typical New York slice but four rectangular slices of bread. We can’t deny that the variety is huge (more than 20). The crepes and waffles, made from buckwheat, are available in sweet and savoury versions. Apart from pastas, toasties and sandwiches, the Middle Eastern fare is worth a try. Grab a seat by the window on the second floor and watch the world stroll by at The Mall. Or crawl up to the terrace to see Shimla sprawl out before you. The views are particularly beautiful at sunset.34, The Mall, 9.30am–10pm
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Himachali Rasoi, for the traditional dham Even though colonial flavours still entice in the erstwhile summer capital of the British, do tap into Shimla’s Himachali roots. This is the only restaurant in the city that offers the traditional Himachali dham, a lavish feast served at weddings and festivals. The two versions of the dham—Kangri and Mandyali–are served on rotation through the week. Both include four to five curries prepared with a variety of lentils and dairy products. Unusually for a vegetarian indulgence, no vegetables are used in the dham. Also on the plate are Himachali snacks like sidu (steamed bun stuffed with poppy se) served with ghee, babroo (fried wheat bread), patande (wheat pancake). For a more authentic experience , head to the first floor, where they have traditional floor seating.54, Middle Bazar, Near Shiv Temple; Noon–9.30pm
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Café Simla Time, for comfort food and live music Grab a drink or coffee, bite into that perfectly made wood-fired oven pizza and gaze over the valley at this quaint café that is an ode to Himachal’s capital. An old Fiat car at the entrance has Shimla’s skyline painted on it while graffiti on the walls and ceiling grabs your attention inside. The cuisine is a mix of Indian, Italian, Thai and Mexican and includes burgers, sandwiches and wraps. The bread is made in-house and the pizzas are quite popular. Linger at any time because they never rush you out or go on the weekend to enjoy live music at the open-air terrace. The sunset from here is spectacular.Near Tourism Lift, The Mall; noo –11pm
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Café Sol, for when there’s too many of you Ponder over what to order under the cheerful ambience of an orange and yellow semi-circular ceiling that casts a warm glow on everything. This is the place to head to when you are in a group with different tastes–the menu at the city’s most popular café has something for everyone. Pick from Italian, Continental, Lebanese. Our recommendation? Ask for the Mexican fare: the fajitas, enchiladas and tacos are as good as you’ll find anywhere. Did we mention they also serve alcohol?Hotel Combermere, Mall Road, 11am–11pm
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Butter Chicken Recipe

Kokni Cuisine A blog dedicated to Kokni food and culture. I am trying my best to introduce the best of Kokni Cuisine to the world. I make sure to share the most authentic Kokni recipes. So I hope that this little effort made by me will be considered as regional food guide some day at some or the other level. Please feel free to request a recipe and I will try to post it. Butter Chicken Recipe I hate adding artificial colours to my food hence the colour of my butter chicken is not very bright. I just love a decent, flavourful curry that doesn’t burn your mouth and you can actually savour the flavours. Indian curries are famous worldwide for their unique, rich taste and texture and Indian Butter Chicken is one of the most popular curry dishes as it has a creamy, milder yet amazing aromatic taste. After trying many different masala and curry paste brands and many trials and errors I came up with my own butter chicken masala and believe me it turned out so good that I have never bought pre-mixed butter chicken masala or paste ever since. Though I am open to trying some nice ones so you can go ahead and recommend your favourite brand of butter chicken curry masala. Anyway, here I am sharing my recipe from scratch! Butter Chicken Recipe:

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National Vegetarian Week 2019: Best veggie and vegan curries in London to finish your week with

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Register with your social account or click here to log in I would like to receive the latest restaurant reviews, recipes and food trend every week, by email Update newsletter preferences The humble curry has quite a remarkable capacity to dress up a vegetable, and as a result it is one of the most vegetarian and vegan -friendly food stuffs in the world. Very few of us Brits can resist a Ruby Murray on a Friday night – but what if you choke at the idea of a chicken tikka masala, or barf at a beef massaman? London has a lot to offer for dairy-free diners and meat-free eaters – from decadent daal to perfect paneer, these are the best vegan and vegetarian curries found in the capital. Saag with tandoori paneer at Gunpowder Gunpowder takes its veggie dishes pretty seriously. Here you’ll find nearly half the plates on the menu carrying that coveted “v” sign, with this paneer dish doing the curry department proud. Paneer – a type of cheese, for Indian veggie newbies – is cooked tandoori style and comes served on top of a creamy saag, a spiced spinach-stuffed curry. You can find it on the menu at both chef Nirmal Save’s original site in Spitalfields and at its new spot near Tower Bridge.
E1 and SE1, gunpowderlondon.com Roti Canai at Roti King This Euston restaurant is so unassuming it’s actually in a basement – and not a particularly alluring one at that. It’s reputation for serving some of the best Malaysian food in the capital is, however, sky high. The star dish here is the roti canai, which comes totally meat-free. A warming bowl of curried dhall is served with two slices of the restaurants framed fluffy flaky roti – and the whole thing also comes in at a penny-saving £5. The same dish can also be found at Gopal’s Corner, Roti King’s Market Halls Victoria outpost, but it’ll cost you a whole £1.95 more.
40 Doric Way, Euston, NW1 1LH, rotiking.info Sri Lankan sweet potato and green bean curry at Mildreds For London’s vegetarians, Mildreds needs no introduction. This meat-free Soho institution has been catering for them since 1985 and here you’ll find a Sri Lankan sweet potato and green bean curry served with roasted lime cashews, pea basmati rice and coconut tomato sambal (a Sri Lankan spice paste) . This dish is also totally vegan, and one of the most popular on the menu.
Various locations, mildreds.co.uk House black daal at Dishoom From bacon naans to jackfruit biryanis, Dishoom ’s menu is packed with dishes that draw a crowd. It is, however, one the dullest sounding dishes that stands out as one of its absolute highlights. The house black daal doesn’t look like much when it arrives either, but this is a pretty special bowl of lentils, cooked to perfection over 24 hours to become a rich, densely flavoured dish. There are plenty of veggie options on the menu here, but this is a must-try for vegetarians and meat-eaters alike.
Various locations, dishoom.com Malai Paneer at Chai Ki City-slick restaurant Chai Ki is glossy, chic and decidedly shiny – but you can still get a darn good curry. In this dish, the paneer comes lightly pan-fried and is served with cumin-infused shiitake mushrooms, fenugreek and tomato lime chutney. All of this comes on top of a delicious malai methi tari, a curry of more fenugreek and cream. You’ll have to go to Canary Wharf to find it, but it’s worth it. While you’re there, check out our other favourite restaurants in Canary Wharf.
Crossrail Place, Canary Wharf, E14 5AR, chai-ki.com Okra and plantain curry at Hoppers Hoppers is considerably more famous for what you scoop the curry up with than the curry itself. Luckily, the saucy fare at Hoppers is up to the standards of its eponymous Sri Lankan egg pancakes, with vegetarians well catered for too. You can choose from three veggie options from the “kari” section of the menu, including this delectable okra and curry option. Two locations in W1, hopperslondon.com Lĕuang gà-rèe at Farang Peachy: The peach massaman curry, a vegan dish from a previous menu at Farang (Tom Regester , Cook Thai, Kyle Books 2016 ) Farang may be newly sporting a Bib Gourmand courtesy of Michelin, but it has long been bigging up the veg in its South Asian dishes. The restaurant offers dedicated vegetarian and vegan menus for the so-inclined, on which you can currently find the lĕuang gà-rèe — a deliciously spiced yellow curry served with shitake mushrooms, crispy tofu, red turmeric, baby corn and sweet Thai basil.
72 Highbury Park, Highbury East, N5 2XE, faranglondon.co.uk Chilli paneer at Jai Krishna This is the last paneer dish, we promise, and we’re going out with a bang. Family-run Finsbury Park restaurant Jai Krishna is an all-vegetarian and vegan affair, cooking up a huge selection of meat-free options at an extraordinarily affordable prices. The chilli paneer dish here comes with pepper and fresh spring onion and is served in your choice of either mildly tempered sauce for the reserved, or hot stuff for the adventurous.
161 Stroud Green Road, Stroud Green, N4 3PZ, facebook.com Butternut squash makhani at Kricket Kricket went from street food doyennes in Brixton, to restaurant superstars in Soho. With that move came the addition of this curry to the menu, a warming dish of butternut squash and paneer in mild makhani sauce, topped with puffed wild rice and a hazelnut crumble. At Kricket’s latest location in White City’s Television Centre, you can find a similar dish served with autumnal pumpkin instead of squash.
12 Denman Street, Soho, W1D 7HH, kricket.co.uk Vegetable kurma at Sagar Indian cuisine is very good at kicking out the meat, which makes it a mild surprise that Sagar is one of the comparatively few vegetarian curry houses in the capital. Here you’ll find a huge range of curry dishes, from a vegan aubergine-centric brinjal bhajee to a cashew-flavoured kurma packed with roasted vegetables. With so many to choose from, you’re actually best off plumping for one of their acclaimed thali plates – who doesn’t like a bit of everything? W6, W1, WC2, HA6, sagarveg.co.uk The spiciest dishes in London – In pictures 6 show all The spiciest dishes in London – In pictures 1/6 The Cinnamon Club This upmarket Indian restaurant from chef Vivek Singh has a dirty secret. Among their myriad inventive, experimental dishes, you can also find the Bombay Burner – a lamb mince curry that has been hailed the hottest in the world. If you’re going to order it, you need to give The Cinnamon Club 48 hours notice so that they can source the various chillies used to make it, which includes the Dorset Naga, one of the hottest in the world. Oh, and you have to sign a legal disclaimer to even taste it. 2/6 Veeraswamy With Indian cuisine mustering an impressive roster of Michelin stars across the capital, you might think many such an establishment would sneer at a good old vindaloo. Not Veeraswamy – the oldest Indian restaurant in the capital, and one of the most recent to earn a Michelin star, serves its vindaloo with a half a roasted barbary duck, in a Goan recipe sauce, combining richness with a fiery finale. 3/6 Hutong A trip up 33 floors of the Shard to visit Hutong is already a dizzying experience, but it’s an even wilder ride once you’ve sat down. The Sichuan restaurant specialises in producing dishes authentic to the region, and that means oodles upon oodles of Sichuan peppers. The Ma La beef tenderloin dish turns up the heat to the ma, served with bell pepper chillies and a black sauce, and takes its name from the phrase for “numbing and hot”. 4/6 Tonkotsu Ramen isn’t traditionally meant to be spicy, but one of the best dishes on the menu here is the Chilli Chicken Ramen. On its own, it’s a gloriously nasal-clearing experience that is tasty as heck too. However, if you pay a £1 supplement to add a drizzle of Tonkotsu’s new Extra Hot version of their signature “Eat the Bits” chilli oil, it becomes one of the most explosive dishes in the capital. Seriously, add the oil drop by drop – that stuff is nuclear. Paul Winch-Furness 5/6 Red Dog Saloon This meal is so spicy it’s actually a food challenge. If you want to prove your chilli pepper prowess then the Red Dog Saloon in Hoxton is the place to do it. The Naga Viper Hot Wings is as scary as it sounds – six hot wings covered in a sauce made from Naga Viper chilli, a pepper which is around 500 times as hot as Tabasco. 6/6 Smoking Goat This Thai style bar and restaurant refers to its menu as “drinking food” – apt, as you’ll need a few cooling beverages to tackle their spicier dishes.The northern Thai-style duck larb, a sort of chopped salad, certainly packs a punch. The spiciness of this dish lurks beneath the surface: amidst the curry hide prik kee noo suan, an ingredient which translates literally as “mouse s**t chilli”. What it lacks in size and flattering name, it makes up for in might. 1/6 The Cinnamon Club This upmarket Indian restaurant from chef Vivek Singh has a dirty secret. Among their myriad inventive, experimental dishes, you can also find the Bombay Burner – a lamb mince curry that has been hailed the hottest in the world. If you’re going to order it, you need to give The Cinnamon Club 48 hours notice so that they can source the various chillies used to make it, which includes the Dorset Naga, one of the hottest in the world. Oh, and you have to sign a legal disclaimer to even taste it. 2/6 Veeraswamy With Indian cuisine mustering an impressive roster of Michelin stars across the capital, you might think many such an establishment would sneer at a good old vindaloo. Not Veeraswamy – the oldest Indian restaurant in the capital, and one of the most recent to earn a Michelin star, serves its vindaloo with a half a roasted barbary duck, in a Goan recipe sauce, combining richness with a fiery finale. 3/6 Hutong A trip up 33 floors of the Shard to visit Hutong is already a dizzying experience, but it’s an even wilder ride once you’ve sat down. The Sichuan restaurant specialises in producing dishes authentic to the region, and that means oodles upon oodles of Sichuan peppers. The Ma La beef tenderloin dish turns up the heat to the ma, served with bell pepper chillies and a black sauce, and takes its name from the phrase for “numbing and hot”. 4/6 Tonkotsu Ramen isn’t traditionally meant to be spicy, but one of the best dishes on the menu here is the Chilli Chicken Ramen. On its own, it’s a gloriously nasal-clearing experience that is tasty as heck too. However, if you pay a £1 supplement to add a drizzle of Tonkotsu’s new Extra Hot version of their signature “Eat the Bits” chilli oil, it becomes one of the most explosive dishes in the capital. Seriously, add the oil drop by drop – that stuff is nuclear. Paul Winch-Furness 5/6 Red Dog Saloon This meal is so spicy it’s actually a food challenge. If you want to prove your chilli pepper prowess then the Red Dog Saloon in Hoxton is the place to do it. The Naga Viper Hot Wings is as scary as it sounds – six hot wings covered in a sauce made from Naga Viper chilli, a pepper which is around 500 times as hot as Tabasco. 6/6 Smoking Goat This Thai style bar and restaurant refers to its menu as “drinking food” – apt, as you’ll need a few cooling beverages to tackle their spicier dishes.The northern Thai-style duck larb, a sort of chopped salad, certainly packs a punch. The spiciness of this dish lurks beneath the surface: amidst the curry hide prik kee noo suan, an ingredient which translates literally as “mouse s**t chilli”. What it lacks in size and flattering name, it makes up for in might.

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Shor introduces modern Indian cuisine giving twist to west coast fare

Shor introduces modern Indian cuisine, giving twist to west coast fare 15 : 00 PM [IST] Our Bureau, Mumbai Shor, a recently-opened modern Indian restaurant and quarter bar located in Santacruz West, boasts of a menu that given an international twist to the cuisine of India’s west coast. The small bites section comprises Guacamole Khakhra from Gujarat, Tadka Hummus from South India, Amritsari Fish from Mangalore and Prawns Koliwada from Mumbai.The grill section includes basics like Cheese Seekh, Achari Aloo, Fish Tikka and Masala Prawns. The nouveau main course section has dishes like Truffle Oil and Okra Khichadi, Chicken Gassi and Goan Fish Curry and Rice. The restaurant also offers an array of cocktails, including The Great Gatsby, Chota Bheem, Thangabali and Summer is Here. Shor, which is open between noon and 1:30am, is owned by Shreya Roy Choudhury, Ravitej Paruchuri and Aditya Wanwari and inspired by the 1990s. “We wanted to create something unique to the area, a place that would cater to providing an affordable luxury,” said Wanwari.Wanwari, who embarked on the journey of nightlife and restaurants six years ago, has been associated with establishments such as LMNOPQ Asian Kitchen, Kale and Kaffe, Scribble Stories, and now, Shor.“We know that regional food is the next big thing, people obviously love their butter chicken and dal makhni but the trend is changing, people want constant change, and I have always loved finding these small joints which serve thalis with their 100-year-old, passed-on recipes, I wanted to do the same, just with a modern twist,” he added.The place has been designed by Abhishek Chhabaria, the designer who has worked on Shahrukh Khan’s residence, Mannat, St Regis, Masala Bar and many more. He said that they wanted to create a place where people could unwind after a hectic day.Along with it being a place to de-stress on a weekday, with Monday and Thursday as Karaoke nights where you can sing your heart out, Shor is also an ideal place that unwraps a surprise for you, every weekend, with Bollywood parties, DJ nights and performances by belly dancers, and much more.

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How to Make Chickpea Flour

Learn about chickpeas and how to make fresh chickpea flour at home in just 10 minutes. This nutritious and gluten-free flour is a staple in many cuisines! What is Chickpea Flour?
Chickpea flour is made from dry chickpeas , also known as garbanzo beans . A similar flour made from yellow gram lentils , which are split chickpeas is called besan or gram flour . You will find both of these commonly referred to as Chickpea flour .
Chickpea flour is popularly used in Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi and other cuisines. It is used in the batter to make pakoras in India. In southern France, it is used to make Socca.
Chickpea flour is a great gluten-free substitute for wheat or all-purpose flour in many recipes, and can also be used to thicken sauces or curries.
Fresh flours are incredibly easy to make at home with a high-speed blender or a grain mill in just 10 minutes. They can also be very budget friendly, compared to buying organic flours from the store.
I understand that you might not be thrilled to go out and buy a high speed blender or a grain mill just to make flour. However if you already have one at home, make good use of it with also grinding some flours. We love our Nutrimill Harvest grain mill as we can make freshly milled whole wheat flour for baking breads, or fresh chickpea or lentil flour as we need them. Fresh always tastes so much better than store bought.
Let’s talk about the difference between chickpeas and yellow gram lentils (chana dal). Then we will go over how to make chickpea flour. What is the difference between Chickpeas and Chana Dal?
Chickpeas are a legume that come in several varieties. The one you commonly see are the white chickpeas, also known as Garbanzo Beans or Kabuli Chana . These chickpeas are popularly used to make Chana Masala or Chole . These white chickpeas when ground, form chickpea flour.
Now a days, this gluten-free flour is easily found in most supermarkets by the name of chickpea flour or garbanzo bean flour.
Another chickpea, most commonly used in India is called Kala Chana , which translates to Black Chickpeas . These have the same shape as garbanzo beans, but are smaller in color and have a dark brown or black skin. There are popularly used to make curry or salad .
When black chickpeas are hulled and split, we get Chana Dal . This yellow lentil is also called Bengal Gram Dal . The lentil soup made from this gram dal is also called as Chana Dal . When raw or roasted Chana Dal is ground to a flour, it is called Besan or Gram flour . ‘ Chickpea flour ’, though a misnomer, is the accepted English name for Besan. You will find this flour easily at international markets. Chickpea Flour Nutrition
Chickpeas are high in protein and fiber as well as several minerals and B vitamins, chickpea flour has the same nutritious qualities.
Chickpea flour is gluten-free, and has lots of protein and fiber. This makes them a great choice for vegans and vegetarians. With 356 calories per cup of flour , there is 21g of protein, 10g of fiber, 53g of carbs and 6g of fat. How to make Chickpea Flour?
You can make chickpea flour in a food processor, a high-speed blender such as Vitamix or in a grain mill such as Nutrimill . Just read the manufacturer recommendations for the appliance you use.
Place the dried chickpeas in the grain mill and set it to a fine flour setting. Then start the grain mill, and see the magic of the perfectly milled flour.
If using a high-speed blender such as Vitamix , use the dry grains jar, cover and process on high speed for two or three minutes until a powdery flour forms. If you are making large quantity of flour, work in batches.
I use dry chickpeas to make the flour. You can roast your chickpeas lightly, and cool them completely before grinding. For most recipes where we cook or bake the flour anyway, this step is not required.
When I used the Nutrimill to make the flour, it had the perfect consistency and there were no large or hard bits. So I did not have to sift the flour. However if using another method, use a fine mesh sieve to sift the flour to separate the fine flour from the bits that did not process well.
Any large bits that did not process well, you can return them back into the blender and process again. You may need to repeat this step once or twice more to get all pieces finely ground.
The same process works to make flour from chickpeas or from bengal gram lentils.
As you can see below, you won’t even notice much difference in color or texture in the flour. That said, the black chickpeas are nuttier in flavor, so the flour will have a more robust flavor to them.
And there it is – freshly made chickpea flour in just 10 minutes!
This flour can be used right away, or you can store it in an airtight container and keep in a cool dry place. Where to buy Chickpea Flour?
If I have still not convinced you to make chickpea flour at home, you can buy it from the store.
You can easily find it in international markets such as Indian grocery stores by the name of besan or gram flour.
In major grocery chains, it is commonly found in the baking aisle for gluten-free flours. One of the popular brand is Bob’s Red Mill garbanzo bean flour . Recipes with Chickpea Flour
Here are a few recipes where I have used Chickpea flour. Next on my list to try is Socca. We enjoyed it in Nice, France couple of years back 🙂

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Lol. not trying to be funny or anything but if you like spicy food only an indian curry can do it?We go to Greece 3/4times each year and while we love the cuisine all of a sudden a craving comes?Liken it to when people fancy a Sunday roast 😂

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A list of good iftars/Ramadan dinners you can join in the Lower Mainland

Ramadan Mubarak. It’s already been a few days into fasting, but I thought I’d recommend a few places for good, free late-night iftar meals (9 ish give or take 15 minutes) in case anyone is interested. Non-Muslims are always welcome.
Masjid al-Salam (5060 Canada Way, Burnaby, BC): This mosque serves iftar & dinner here every day until June 4th. Iftar is a few dates, some fruit and juice. Food after Maghrib prayer is mostly Fijian cuisine (beef curry, rice, potato curry and salad). Masala tea is also served.
Jamia Masjid in Vancouver (655 W 8th Ave, Vancouver, BC) They have iftars and dinner here every day of Ramadan as well. Cuisine is insanely spicy Pakistani food.
Surrey Jamea masjid (12407 72 Ave, Surrey, BC): Iftars and dinner here every day as well. Mostly Fijian/Indian cuisine but sometimes they have Afghan food as well.
az-Zahra Islamic centre (8580 No 5 Rd, Richmond, BC V6Y 2V4): This is a Shia mosque (different denomination) so their dinner is a little later at around 9:30. The last page of this pdf document shows you the entire menu for Ramadan ( https://www.docdroid.net/XDoWPXk/2019-az-ramadhan-program-final-5-1.pdf#page=4 ).
There’s probably more locations but I don’t want to post until I’m sure they do iftar/dinner every night. I’ll try to update regularly.

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