Since it’s opening earlier this year, Indu has been the go-to for modern Indian cuisine in Sydney, with it’s fresh and trendy dishes. Hoping to warm our blood with some spice, what better way to spend a chilly winter night.
Coconut sambol, red chilli, red onion, devilled cashew nuts 14
We opted for the INDU FEAST ($65pp /$80pp with signature Lamb Raan). Allowing us to sit back, relax and let our Chef take us on a journey around the subcontinent.
All starting with this delightfully fragrant sambol, prepared tableside for that little extra pizazz. The aromatics alone, while this is being made, is enough to make your mouth water. Served with an Indian milk bun, each bite is a flavour explosion. The perfect way to prepare your palate for what is to come.
Pan seared scallops, tempered curd, smoked coconut 19
I’ve never associated Indian food with seafood, but damn they did this well! Each scallop was a juicy gem, cooked to buttery perfection. The smoked coconut added a delightful depth and chew.
Chicken masala Dosa, pineapple chutney, spiced nuts 16
The whole front of Indu is dedicated to making these delicious dosa so I urge you to order at least one. The chicken on ours was soft and tender
Watermelon salad. Mint, cucumber, hung yoghurt & cardamom pomegranate molasses 16
I really do love a watermelon salad! Something about the freshness goes great with spicy or heavy food. This one was splashed out with mint and cucumber with a scattering of Indian spices that made it very interesting.
Slow braised devilled beef cheek, yoghurt, village kachumber salad 24
For obvious reasons, you don’t see a lot of beef on an indian menu, so I was really happy to see this coming to the table. I must say this really was divine! I wanted to hug the bowl all to myself and savour the delicious moreish tenderness of the beef.
The Chennai Chiller 18
With all the spice I found this refreshing combo of Gin, mixed berries, basil, curry leaves, lemon juice and agave the perfect way to cool off.
The Great” Lamb Raan. Marinated and tenderly slow roasted over 48 hours. Served with fresh mint chutney & lunumiris (G) 45 half serve / 80 full serve
The crowning jewel of our meal was this Lamb Raan. Falling off the bone so easily, each mouthful was an absolute gift.
Gulab jamun rolled in coconut sand, saffron anglaise, Kashmiri honeycomb shards 16
To be honest I’ve never had Indian desserts so this was a real treat. Super sweet and full of aromatic flavor, the saffron anglaise was particularly delicious with the crunchy honeycomb.
Watermelon & fresh mint popsicle (D, G, V+) 6 each
This was my favourite part of the night. The perfect thing to cool off after a spice filled meal. The flavours were fresh and refreshing ending the night with an invigorated energy, not the usual food hangover from a big meal.
All in all a fantastic meal at Indu. The atmosphere, decor tastes and smells transport you straight to the heart of India, making this not just a meal but a total experience.
350 George Street,
Sydney CBD, NSW 2000