Best of South Indian Cuisine

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At The Madras Diaries, we create an atmosphere that takes you on a nostalgic ride and offers a culinary treat for all the senses. Take a look at our meticulously prepared menu featuring must-try dishes and favourites from the Indian foodscape.

Indian restaurants for lunch

SOUP

Take your pick from our range of broth and soup, simmered to perfection in authentic Indian spices to uplift and elevate the first course of your culinary journey.

VEGETARIAN

MURUNGAI KAI CHAARU

Our signature soup is a hearty blend of puréed drumstick, cooked in Indian spices for a scintillating serve in every spoon.

€ 4.95

MELAGU RASAM

A great start to any meal or even had by itself, spiced tomato broth simmered with coriander, cumin and a generous sprinkle of crushed peppercorns.

€ 4.50

THAKKALI RASAM

A simple yet delicious broth of tomato, with tartness from tamarind a subtle kick of chilli.

€ 4.50

NON-VEGETARIAN

KOZHI KURMILAGU CHAARU

Elevate your palate with this fragrant chicken soup cooked in Indian spices paired with a generous garnish of fresh coriander.

€ 4.95

NENJE ELUMBU CHAARU

An instant upliftment of the senses – nourishing and fragrant broth cooked with lamb rib and Indian spices.

€ 4.95

Dinner restaurant

STARTERS

Transition to the main course with a plate of delicious appetizers, curated from the best of Indian cuisine and culture, served with delicious dips.

VEGETARIAN

KEERAI VADAI

Crunchy fritters of fresh spinach, lentils, fennel and cumin fried to perfection.

€ 6.00

MEDU VADA

A delectable Indian savoury doughnut, crispy on the outside and pillowy soft on the side.

€ 6.50

PODI BONDA*

Crispy fried lentil dumplings tossed in a spicy blend of gun powder and curry leaves.

€ 7.50

URULAI BONDA

The king of bondas, spiced potato masala encased in flour batter and fried golden.

€ 6.00

BEETROOT KOLA URUNDAI*

Subtle sweet beet meets spiced lentil and earthy nuts to form a delicious kofta, deep-fried to perfection.

€ 7.50

RASAM VADA

Roundels of deep-fried urad dal batter simmered in an aromatic and spicy herbed tomato broth. A culinary treat of textures and flavour.

€ 6.00

ONION BAJJI

Crunchy on the outside and tender inside, crispy fritters of red onion rings and mild banana peppers; an indispensable tea time treat in South India.

€ 5.50

MILAGAI BAJJI

Crunchy on the outside and tender inside, crispy fritters of red onion rings and mild banana peppers; an indispensable tea time treat in South India.

€ 5.50

VEGETABLE SAMOSA

Pockets of crispy pastry with a delicious veggie stuffing.

€6.00

PANEER GHEE ROAST*

A Mangalorean specialty of cottage cheese simmered in slow roasted chilli, select spices and a douse of aromatic clarified butter. This one is a must-try!

€ 12.00

KALAN MILAGU PERATTAL

A lip-smacking entrée dish of slivered button mushroom tossed with onion, garlic and spices along with a subtle heat from freshly ground pepper. Best eaten with any of our South Indian Mains.

€ 7.50

GOBI 65

Crispy batter-fried cauliflower, tossed in ground spice and seasoned curry leaves.

€ 8.00

BABY CORN VEPUDU

Succulent baby corn bits, batter coated and fried to golden perfection. A light and scrumptious start to your sumptuous Indian meal.

€ 8.00

VEG SAMPLER
(2 MEDU VADAS, 2 SAMOSAS, 2 KEERAI VADAS, 2 URULAI BONDAS)

A perfect platter of our savoured starters, a bit of each to liven your palate.

€ 14.00

KIDS SAMPLER
(FRENCH FRY, SMILEYS, CORN CHEESE BALLS)

A family-friendly assortment of French fries, corn cheese balls and smileys.

€ 8.00

MIXED VEGETABLE PAKODA

A popular Indian street snack of assorted shredded veggies, coated in a generous batter and deep fried.

€ 6.00

NON-VEGETARIAN

EGG ROAST

A lip-smacking dish of hard boiled eggs tossed in a spicy mixture of caramelised onion, ripe tomatoes and select spices from the Malabar region of India. Best eaten with Indian bread or hot, steaming rice.

€ 7.00

MARINA MEEN VARUVAL

Fresh fish from the sea, deep fried in ground masala and spices, reminiscent of snack plates by the famous Marina Beach in South India.

€ 14.00

CHEMEEN FRY

A lip-smacking dish of sweet, succulent bay prawn tossed in a rich, Southern spice blend; bursting with flavour in every bite.

€ 14.00

NANDU PUTTU *

Succulent crab meat steamed and served with fresh herbs and subtle spice.

€ 14.00

KORI KEMPU BEZZULE (BONELESS)

Cubed chicken fried in a traditional Mangalorean marinade of freshly ground spice, yogurt and a kick of green chilli.

€ 11.00

KOZHI MILAGU (BONELESS)

A peppery treat of boneless chicken tossed in crushed black pepper, fennel and aromats.

€ 14.00

KORI GHEE ROAST (BONELESS)

A Mangalorean Bunt specialty of diced chicken simmered in slow roasted chilli, select spices and a douse of aromatic clarified butter, packed with flavour and spice.

€ 12.00

USILAMPATTI KARI CHUKKA *

A signature dish of perfectly cooked succulent lamb meat with a heady flavour mix from Tamil Nadu in South India.

€ 14.00

AMRISTARI FISH

A street-style dish from the land of Punjab tweaked into a gourmet dining dish – cubes of tender fish tossed in a lip-smacking blend of spices and fried crisp.

€ 14.00

CHICKEN LOLLIPOP

Chicken wings, dressed and prepped in a spiced batter and deep-fried; a delightful dish for all ages.

€ 9.00

NON-VEG SAMPLER

Kori Kempu bezzule, chemmen fry, chicken lollipop, Usilampatti Kari Chukka

€ 16.00

Tandoori Restaurant

TANDOORI STARTERS

Our range of tandoor dishes come packed with deliciousness and a subtly smoky flavour for an authentic taste of the celebrated Indian Tandoors. All tandoori dishes are served and accompanied by steamed basmati rice, Dal Makhni and fresh laccha pyaaz.

VEGETARIAN

TULASI PANEER TIKKA

Succulent soft cubes of malai paneer marinated in an aromatic paste of muddled basil, fresh garlic and hung curd, cooked in the tandoor to perfection.

€ 17.00

TANDOORI ANANAS

A celebration of flavour in every mouthful – ripe, sweet pineapple coated in select Indian spices, skewered and cooked in our traditional tandoor with a subtle smokey char.

€ 14.00

NON-VEGETARIAN

SALMON KUTTI MIRCH *

Enliven your palate with pan-grilled salmon in a marinade of fresh mint and South Indian spices with a tempered garnish of fresh herbs.

€ 22.00

JHINGA KALI MIRCH

Fresh prawn marinated in peppered hung curd, gently skewered and tandoor cooked for a creamy yet smoky flavour and taste.

€ 21.00

TANDOORI CHICKEN

India’s celebrated Tandoori flavour of earthy smoked spices, ginger, garlic and a squeeze of lemon marinated into a whole chicken and cooked in an Indian Tandoor oven.

€ 18.00

MURGH MALAI KEBAB

Succulent pieces of chicken marinated in cream, cheese and subtle spice, cooked over a hot Tandoor.

€ 21.00

LASHOONI TANGDI

A delectable bite-worthy dish of chicken drumstick marinated in garlic, smoked spices and yogurt, cooked to a subtle char over the tandoor.

€ 18.00

HARIYALI MURG KEBAB

Cubes of succulent chicken in a refreshing green marinade of fresh mint, coriander, pepper and chilli, skewered and tandoor cooked.

€ 21.00

SAMPLER – LASHOONI TANGDI,MURGH MALAI KEBAB,JHINGA KALI MIRCH,HARIYALI MURG KEBAB

A gastronomical platter of your culinary dreams, an assortment of select tandoor
dishes for you to experience a range of flavour and taste.

€ 24.00

SALAD

GREEN SALAD

A classic to accompany your delicious meal, farm fresh carrot, tomato, cucumber and onion on a bed of crunchy lettuce.

€ 5.00

THE MADRAS DIARIES SPECIAL SALAD – THENGA, MANGA, SUNDAL, PATTANI

A lip-smacking street snack served in rolled newspaper cones in India; tangy,
spicy bits of slivered coconut, chopped raw mango and boiled chickpeas.

€ 7.00

South indian cuisine

CURRIES

An essential to every Indian meal, our curries have been simmered in spices and secrets passed down for generations and created to take you on a culinary rendezvous with flavours from India.

VEGETARIAN

MANATHAKKALI VATHAL

Served with fluffy Sona Masoori Rice.

Our signature dish of split pigeon pea cooked down to melting softness with plum tomatoes and pearl garlic; a homely dish revered by all ages in South India.

€ 12.00

PACHAKARI KURMA

Served with fluffy Sona Masoori Rice.

Spring vegetables cooked in Kerala style rich coconut and cashew curry; delicious, mildly spiced, garnished with nuts and packed with flavour

€ 12.00

ARACHIVITAA SAMBAR

Served with fluffy Sona Masoori Rice.

A fragrant Tamil Brahmin take on the celebrated sambar – cooked with lentils in stone ground spices, drumstick and succulent Madras onion.

€ 11.50

DAL MAKHANI

Served with aromatic, long-grained Basmati Rice.

The Queen of Indian dal dishes, a sumptuous curry of whole black lentil cooked down in an aromatic base of cream, butter and dried fenugreek leaves.

€ 13.50

DAL TADKA

Served with aromatic, long-grained Basmati Rice.

A hearty dish of split yellow lentil cooked and seasoned with garlic, tomato and cumin.

€ 11.50

KADALA CURRY

Served with aromatic, long-grained Basmati Rice.

A curry that is eaten at breakfast, lunch and dinner in India – a humble yet delicious blend of coarse coconut and spices cooked with chickpea.

€ 12.00

ALOO GOBI

Served with aromatic, long-grained Basmati Rice.

An essential veggie duo in India, cubes of potato and florets of cauliflower cooked into a curry with select Indian spices.

€ 13.00

PANEER BUTTER MASALA

Served with aromatic, long-grained Basmati Rice.

A cult-favourite of sumptuous cottage cheese cubes cooked in a base gravy of caramelised onion, tomato and aromats with a deep swirl of fresh cream and butter

€ 15.00

MALAI KOFTA

Served with aromatic, long-grained Basmati Rice.

An opulent treat to the palate; fried cottage cheese dumplings slow simmered in a subtle, aromatic and creamy cashew-based sauce.

€ 16.00

NON-VEGETARIAN

KOZHI CHETTINAD (BONELESS)

Served with fluffy Sona Masoori Rice.

A traditional rustic dish from the Chettinad Region – succulent boneless chicken
cooked in a spice accentuated curry base and secret handground aromats.

€ 17.00

CHICKEN COUNTRY CAPTAIN

Served with fluffy Sona Masoori Rice.

A heart-warming curry of Anglo-Indian descent, roasted chicken simmered in a spiced broth, best eaten with steaming rice or roti

€ 16.00

MURGH KURCHAN

Served with aromatic, long-grained Basmati Rice.

Julienned chicken cooked into a spiced bed of capsicum, onion and tomato.

€ 17.00

BUTTER CHICKEN

Served with aromatic, long-grained Basmati Rice.

An Indian delicacy of succulent chicken cubes simmered in a creamy tomato sauce with notes of spice, fenugreek leaves and a glaze of butter.

€ 17.00

KARUR MUTTON SALNA (WITH BONELESS)

Served with Parotta; flaky, crispy layered flatbread

Tender lamb shoulder cooked in a thick, aromatic broth of secret spices hailing from the Karur region of South India.

€ 18.00

THE MADRAS DIARIES LAMB CURRY *

Served with fluffy Sona Masoori Rice

A signature curry of delightfully tender lamb meat cooked in an aromatic curry of cashew nut, ground spices and creamy coconut originating from Madras in South India.

€ 18.00

GOSHT ROGAN JOSH

Served with aromatic, long-grained Basmati Rice.

A Kashmiri delicacy of tender lamb cooked in caramelized browned onion, bright Kashmiri red chilli and a handful of select Indian spices.

€ 18.00

GRAMATHU MEEN KOZHAMBU *

Served with fluffy Sona Masoori Rice.

A taste of tradition and culture from coastal villages of Tamil Nadu; fragrant curry of fish simmered in a tart and spicy tomato, tamarind base and home ground spices from a recipe passed down for generations of fisherfolk. Best enjoyed with a side of hot, steamed rice.

€ 18.00

THE MADRAS DIARIES PRAWN CURRY

Served with fluffy Sona Masoori Rice.

A perfect balance of sweet, tender prawn cooked in an aromatic curry of tamarind, ground spices and creamy coconut. A specialty all the way from Madras in South India.

€ 19.50

ALLEPPEY FISH CURRY

Served with fluffy Sona Masoori Rice.

A curry that packs in the quintessential flavour of the Kerala coast; succulent fish simmered in a fragrant green mango and coconut curry.

€ 19.00

Indian food menu

BIRIYANI

Indian’s famed fragrant rice preparations in an assortment of flavours and cuisines to invigorate your culinary senses.

VEGETARIAN

KAIKARI BIRIYANI

An aromatic main dish of slow cooked rice in a base of clarified butter, aromats, woody spices and fresh, julienned vegetables.

€ 16.00

NON-VEGETARIAN

PALLIPALAYAM KOZHI BIRIYANI

Steaming, sumptuous South Indian Kongu style of spicy chicken biriyani cooked with the celebrated jeeraga samba rice and layered with fresh mint, coriander and green chilli.

€ 17.00

HYDERABADI GOSHT DUM BIRIYANI

Traditional biriyani hailing from the state of Andhra Pradesh, layers of fragrant saffron accented rice and succulent spiced lamb cooked along with added ‘Dum’ to encase and amplify flavour and smokiness.

€ 19.00

CHEMEEN BIRIYANI

A scrumptious rice creation of tender, succulent prawns slow-cooked with
aromatic rice and authentic spices from Kerala with a garnish of caramelised and crisp onion; a burst of flavour and aroma in every bite.

€ 19.95

TMD THALI

Vegetarian and Non Vegetarian thali are available only on the weekends (12 pm to 3pm)

VEGETARIAN

VEGETARIAN THALI

A light yet satisfying spread of delicacies from Tamil Nadu – Korma, kootu,
sambar, poriyal, vathal kozhambu and curd rice served with steamed sona masoori rice, flaky parotta, lacy idiyappam (string hoppers) and special dessert.

€ 17.00

NON-VEGETARIAN

NON-VEGETARIAN THALI

A light and lovely assortment of fish, chicken and lamb dishes with our spicy korma, rasam broth and curd rice; served along with steamed sona masoori rice, flaky parotta and special dessert; a must-have to experience the cuisine and culture of South India.

€ 21.95

Indian restaurants for lunch

RICE

Enjoy our range of delicious dishes created with the staple grain of India along with flavours and cooking techniques from the vast cultural span of the country.

VEGETARIAN

STEAMED SONA MASOORI/BASMATI RICE

Choose between a bowl of perfectly cooked fragrant, steamed sona masoori or longer grained basmati.

€ 4.00 / 4.00

SAMBAR RICE

A favourite in every South Indian household – sumptuously soft rice cooked
in lentils, spices, vegetables and a douse of ghee. This one is comfort in a bowl.

€ 12.00

LEMON RICE

A humble yet hearty dish of rice tossed in a tempering of spices, turmeric
and curry leaves with a squeeze of fresh Indian lime.

€ 8.00

COCONUT RICE

Fragrant flakes of coconut dry-roasted and tossed into grains of rice and garnished with Indian tempered herbs.

€ 8.00

THAYIR SAADAM

An indispensable dish in every Indian household, soft cooked boiled rice stirred into yogurt and garnished with a tempering of urad dal, mustard and curry leave

€ 7.00

JEERA RICE

Aromatic basmati rice lightly tossed in roasted jeera and garnish.

€ 7.00