Commenting on his new menu Nahim said “We’ve been in Ashton 15 years now and there have been a lot of changes since we started. Gone are dishes like Vindaloo and much more subtle flavours have come in such as Chicken Gorkali an Indo-Chinese dish with Chicken red and green peppers and special chilli sauce. I’ve also been influenced by the British love of mint with lamb and created Lamb Hari Boti as a result. This is beautiful pieces of tender lamb delicately spiced and with a light mint flavour.”
At the launch party this week, many of the regular diners and other guests were invited to try the new menu courtesy of the Indian Ocean and it went down a storm.
With summer in the air, mixed barbecued platters were very popular. Cooked in the Tandoor this style of cooking is very common in India and creates beautiful barbecue dishes of chicken, fish and lamb that are ideal for sharing as a starter.
Another feature of the new menu is the daily special. This is a specially prepared dish, changed each day that reflects what Nahim describes as “what my mother would prepare at home”. In other words it is prepared in a way that many Asian British families will eat when they are at home. The cooking techniques are very time consuming so are not often seen in the modern Indian restaurant. Having tried the idea as both a restaurant dish and takeaway item, it proved so popular that it has become a permanent feature of the new menu.
And to finish everyone was treated to traditional Indian desserts such as Sheer korma and Pistachio Kheer, two delightful new items that have to be tasted to be believed.
To find out more about the new menu please visit www.indianocean.co.uk/menus or book a table and come and try it for yourself.