Indian Restaurant Leeds – Indian food is hugely popular in the UK. Have you ever wondered why Indian food is usually so spicy? Indian curries use so much spice for a number of reasons. In hot climates like India, bacteria will spoil food quickly, yet spices have antibacterial properties and can kill 75% of the bacteria in food. Spices are also healthy with antioxidants and of course they also provide a variety of delicious flavours.
Interestingly though, in India you won’t find curry powder in grocery stores and you won’t find curry dishes at local restaurants. Indians don’t use “curry,” because this is a word the British created to refer to all Indian dishes. Through the years, and with thanks to foreigners the word curry has come to describe many Indian dishes.
Here we have the Best Indian Restaurants in Leeds.
The Bengal Brasserie, 5 Merrion Way, Leeds, LS2 8BT
Conveniently located in Leeds city centre, close to Leeds First Direct Arena is where you will find the Bengal Brasserie’s flagship restaurant. The restaurant has been furnished to high standards in a modern and contemporary way, giving a special and authentic feel.
Offering a fully licensed bar, pleasant surroundings and excellent food, the Bengal Brasserie is the perfect choice for a romantic meal, an enjoyable evening out with the family or if you are simply seeking great “award winning” food in a friendly and comfortable environment. Some of the stars of the menu are listed below.
~Chicken liver marinated in selected herbs and spices served with a fresh green salad~
~King prawns marinated in herbs, spices, battered and deep fried~
~A unique Bengali dish from the province of Sylhet, made from the finest ingredients and flavoured with fresh green chillies, cloves, cumin seeds, black pepper and garnished with coriander and spring onions~
King Prawn Nawabi
~Whole king prawns marinated with special herbs and spices tenderly
cooked and garnished with salad and served on a plate with pilau rice~
Lamb Chop Laziz
~This is one of the royal traditional dishes of Bengal – Lamb chop
marinated and cooked with chef’s secret combination of herbs and
spices, a special treat to please yourself. Served with pilau rice
and fresh green salad~
9 Otley Rd, Headingley, Leeds LS6 3AA,
All about the popular Leeds restaurant, De Baga. “Elegant and nostalgic, DE BAGA is one of the best fine-casual dining restaurants in Headingley, Leeds with lively atmosphere and attentive service. When it comes to food, our specialty is the traditional Goan cuisine with a modern interpretation – Celebrating the “East Meets West” spirit of GOA. DE BAGA captures the British spirit of adventure about food, an appreciation of the freshest seasonal ingredients and a desire to reinterpret familiar dishes with unexpected twists. Our food is for people who care about what they eat. We welcome you to the journey of healthy & innovative food!”
Here are some of the stars from the menu at De Baga.
Gazab Ka Keema
Makan Wale Ke Murgi
Konkani Seafood Curry
12-14 Bank St, LS22 6NQ
Mango is an award-winning Indian vegetarian restaurant. Mango deliver fresh, home-cooked food with little modern twists from the kitchen. Our ethos is simple: ‘We’ll serve you what we would eat at home.’ All of our dishes have been tried and tested in the Sonigra household for generations and with over 20 people in the family, that’s no mean feat! The Sonigra family originate from the west Indian state of Gujarat, where over 50% of the general public practise vegetarianism as part of the predominant religion, Hinduism. This way of life has been instilled in this region for centuries. Gujarati food has evolved and adapted to create dishes revolving around seasonal, local produce and complimentary spicing; a technique observed in Mango. Every dish we serve is a unique recipe, complete in its own right and homage to whichever lentil or vegetable is within it.”
~black lentil and cracked pepper papaddom, served with sweet mango and cardamom chutney~
Mysore masala dosa
~savoury crêpe made of fermented rice and lentils,
filled with a mixed vegetable curry and a garlic and chilli paste – can be made vegan ~
~five lentil daal flavoured with traditional aromatic spices, garlic and ginger~
~spiced, crushed potato rounds in a white pea and tomato curry sauce, topped with date and tamarind chutney, seasoned gram vermicelli, red onion, pomegranates and coriander~
7-8 Mill Hill, Leeds LS1 5DQ
For authentic and multi award winning indian cuisine visit Tharavadu. Tharavadu, is a place where you will experience the flavours of traditional Kerala cooking from the hands of chefs who learned the first lessons from these traditional Nair Tharavadu. The chefs are born and brought up in Kerala and has got numerous years of experience in this traditional way of cooking. So there will be no compromise on the quality you can say with- out any doubt it will be the best Indian restaurant in town, a change to the normal curry house. Tharavadu – The First authentic Kerala Restaurant in Leeds has become one the favourite dining spot of the region in a very short span of time. Tharavadu entered in to the top 10 restaurants in Leeds with in the first week of opening in the most trusted travel website in the world Tripadvisor.”
CHEMMEEN RASAM (PRAWNS SOUP)
~Rasam – The essence of South India. Rasam used to be consumed
as a natural medicine to cure many diseases in Ayurvedic System
of Medicine. Here in Tharavadu we are infusing the riches of
prawns to the traditionally prepared Rasam using tomato, black
pepper, cumin and other spices as seasonings~
~One of the most sought after dish of India. Fresh homemade
Indian cottage cheese called paneer sautéed with onion,
peppers, tomato and aromatic Kerala spices~
~Egg Roast is a delicious preparation of boiled eggs in a delicious onion and tomato gravy. At Tharavadu we serve italong with steamed appam and is one of the most popular breakfast dishes in Kerala~
KARNAVAR MASALA DOSA
~Rice and lentil pan cake thinly spread with special keralan aromatic chutney and butter, stuffed with ‘dosa masala’ made of vegetables and seasoned potatoes.~
Prashad – on the Outskirts of Leeds
137 Whitehall Rd, Drighlington, BD11 1AT
Famous for its delicious authentic North West Indian recipes , Prashad offer a classically Indian dining experience. Some of the wonderful cuisine on offer is listed below.
Also look at our main post of the best restaurants in Leeds.