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

MILAGU RASAM

A great start to any meal or even had by itself, spiced 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 fragrant chicken extract and a hint of freshly crushed black pepper.

€ 4.95

NANDU RASAM

Sea crab simmered in tantalizingly spicy broth, packed with Indian herbs and spices.

€ 5.95

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

Kindly note that our dips and chutneys might contain some allergens. Do check with our team members while placing your order.

KEERAI VADAI

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

€ 7.00

MEDU VADAI

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

€ 7.00

SAMBAR VADAI

Pillowy soft lentil doughnut dunked in spicy sambar a popular South Indian snack that can be enjoyed as an all-day treat

€ 7.50

THOTAKURA UNDALU

An Andhra-style delicacy of deep-fried balls of spinach leaves, a scrumptious starter.

€ 7.00

URULAI BONDA

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

€ 7.50

PODI BONDA

Crispy fried lentil balls tossed in a spicy blend of South Indian gunpowder.

€ 8.50

MINI PODI IDLY (14 pcs)

A choice of steamed idly (steamed rice cakes) tossed in spiced gunpowder – roasted and spiced dal with a drizzle of aromatic homemade ghee.

€ 8.50

BEETROOT KOLA URUNDAI

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

€ 10.00

ONION BAJJI

Deep fried fritters of onion rings an indispensable tea time treat in South India.

€ 7.50

MILAGAI BAJJI

Deep fried fritters of mild banana peppers an indispensable tea time treat in South India.

€ 7.50

ONION MUNDRI PAKODA

Batter fried scrumptious snack of slivered onions in lentil flour, curry leaves, cashewnuts and subtle spice; crispy and irresistible.

€ 10.00

VEGETABLE SAMOSA

Pockets of crispy pastry with a delicious veggie stuffing.

€ 8.00

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!

€ 14.00

THANJAVUR MASALA UPPU URUNDAI

A humble and hearty dish from the Tanjore district of Tamil Nadu rice dumplings steamed and tossed in spice mix.

€ 11.00

GOBI 65

Crispy batter-fried cauliflower, scrumptiously crispy and delicious.

€ 10.00

VEG SAMPLER

( 2 MEDU VADAIS, 2 SAMOSAS, 2 KEERAI VADAIS, 2 BEETROOT KOLA URUNDAI )

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

€ 17.00

KIDS SAMPLER

(HOME MADE CHEESE CORN BALLS, POTATO CHAAT & FRUIT SAMOSA)

A kid-friendly delicious meal of our special starters – homemade cheese corn balls, mildly spiced fried potato and delicious fruit pockets.

€ 14.00

NON-VEGETARIAN

Kindly note that our dips and chutneys might contain some allergens. Do check with our team members while placing your order.

KOZHI MILAGU (BONELESS)

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

€ 14.00

CHICKEN LOLLIPOP

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

€ 11.00

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.

€ 14.00

KORI KEMPU BEZULE (BONELESS)

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

€ 12.00

MANGALOREAN MUTTON CHUKKA

Decadently delicious dish of tender mutton cooked with coastal flair in a coriander and spice masala.

€ 16.00

NANDU DOSA

Rice crêpe stuffed with a lip-smacking spicy mash of soft crab meat and Indian garnishes.

€ 15.00

NANDU PUTTU

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

€ 14.00

MEEN POLICHATHU

A delightful preparation of fish generously coated with a spicy tomato and onion masala, wrapped in banana leaf and then steamed to soft perfection.

€ 18.00

KARUVEPILLAI MEEN KUTCHI VARUVAL

Fish fingers marinated in a delicious masala of curry leaves and home ground spices, tossed to a crispy perfection.

€ 14.00

CHEMEEN FRY

A lip-smacking succulent bay fried prawn in a rich, Southern spice blend bursting with flavour in every bite.

€ 16.00

PRAWN MILAGU

A must-try starter of succulent prawns tossed in a tantalizing mix of pepper, cumin and select Indian spices.

€ 17.00

NON-VEG SAMPLER

(KORI KEMPU BEZULE, CHEMMEN FRY, CHICKEN LOLLIPOP, MANGALOREAN MUTTON CHUKKA)

An array of our best, lip-smacking starters.

€ 19.50

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.

VEGETARIAN

Kindly note that our dips and chutneys might contain some allergens. Do check with our team members while placing your order.

TULSI PANEER TIKKA

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

€ 15.00

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

€ 12.00

NAWABI SUBZI KEBAB

A regal preparation of Broccoli florets and Zucchini in a spicy mustard-based marinade; tandoor cooked.

€ 14.00

NON-VEGETARIAN

Kindly note that our dips and chutneys might contain some allergens. Do check with our team members while placing your order.

TANDOORI CHICKEN

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

€ 16.00

LASOONI TANGDI

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

€ 16.00

MURGH MALAI KEBAB

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

€ 18.00

HARIYALI MURG KEBAB

Chicken cubes in a special green marinade of mint, spinach, coriander, cumin, yogurt and spices, cooked to tender perfection and a subtle smoky char.

€ 18.00

MUTTON SEEKH KEBAB

A special preparation of minced and spiced mutton meat, shaped into kebabs and oven cooked.

€ 20.00

AJWANI FISH TIKKA

Succulent cubes of fish marinated in a spice mix and carom seeds, tandoor cooked to perfection

€ 19.00

TANDOORI ACHARI JHINGA

Tender prawn in a piquant pickle-based marinade, tandoor cooked to a juicy bite and smoky char

€ 20.00

TANDOORI SAMPLER

(MURG MALAI KEBAB, LASOONI TANGDI, MUTTON SEEKH KEBAB, TANDOORI ACHARI JHINGA)

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.

€ 6.00

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 curry of black nightshade berries in a fragrant tamarind and red chilli spiced base, fondly known as ‘Vathal Kozhambu’ in South India.

€ 16.00

ARACHIVITA SAMBAR

Served with fluffy Sona Masoori Rice.

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

€ 12.00

PACHAKARI KURMA

Served with fluffy Sona Masoori Rice.

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

€ 15.00

KADALA CURRY

Served with Parotta; flaky, crispy layered flatbread

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

€ 16.00

KUDAMILAGAI URULAI ROAST

Served with fluffy Sona Masoori Rice

A hearty preparation of soft-boiled potato and capsicum in tradional spices.

€ 14.00

PANEER BUTTER MASALA

Served with aromatic, long-grained Basmati Rice.

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

€ 16.00

PALAK PANEER

Served with aromatic, long-grained Basmati Rice.

A North Indian delicacy of puréed spinach cooked down with onions, butter and chilli into a sumptuous gravy finished with the addition of soft and delicious cottage cheese cubes.

€ 16.00

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.

€ 17.00

MALAI PANEER

Served with aromatic, long-grained Basmati Rice.

A decadent mildly spiced curry of cottage cheese cooked in a creamy cashew based gravy.

€ 17.00

DAL MAKHANI

Served with aromatic, long-grained Basmati Rice.

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

€ 13.00

DAL TADKA

Served with aromatic, long-grained Basmati Rice.

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

€ 13.00

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.

€ 14.00

NON-VEGETARIAN

EGG ROAST

Served with Parotta; flaky, crispy layered flatbread.

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.

€ 14.00

KOZHI CHETTINAD

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

€ 18.00

THE MADRAS DIARIES KOZHI CURRY

Served with fluffy Sona Masoori Rice.

A South Indian signature curry from TMD; delightfully tender chicken cooked in an aromatic curry of ground spices and creamy coconut.

€ 18.00

CHICKEN COUNTRY CAPTAIN

Served with fluffy Sona Masoori Rice

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

€ 18.00

KORI GASSI

Served with fluffy Sona Masoori Rice

A luscious fiery curry prepared with byadgi chilli, spices and creamy coconut milk and chicken.

€ 18.00

KOZHI MALLI KURMA

Served with fluffy Sona Masoori Rice

A fragrant preparation of succulent chicken cooked the South Indian way in a coriander and coconut base; mildly spiced and simply delicious.

€ 18.00

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, dry fenugreek leaves and a glaze of butter.

€ 18.50

PALAK CHICKEN

Served with aromatic, long-grained Basmati Rice.

A North Indian delicacy; succulent chicken in a sumptuous gravy of puréed spinach cooked down with onions, butter and chilli.

€ 18.50

MURGH KURCHAN

Served with aromatic, long-grained Basmati Rice.

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

€ 19.00

THE MADRAS DIARIES LAMB CURRY

Served with fluffy Sona Masoori Rice.

A South Indian signature curry from TMD; delightfully tender lamb meat cooked in an aromatic curry of ground spices and creamy coconut.

€ 19.00

KARUR MUTTON SALNA

Served with Parotta; flaky, crispy layered flatbread.

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

€ 19.00

GOSHT ROGAN JOSH

Served with aromatic, long-grained Basmati Rice.

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

€ 19.00

NANDU KARA KOZHAMBU

Served with fluffy Sona Masoori Rice.

Native-style spicy curry from Tamil Nadu; sea crab simmered in a densely flavoured coconut milk curry base. Best enjoyed with hot rice.

€ 19.50

NANDU MILAGU PERATAL

Served with fluffy Sona Masoori Rice.

Shelled crab tossed in a spicy, well-seasoned blend of flavour from pepper, cumin, ginger, garlic and chilli.

€ 19.50

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.

€ 18.50

KANNUR MEEN MOILEE

Served with Idiyappam, soft string hoppers.

Specialty fish stew influenced by Portuguese cuisine from the coastal district of Kannur in Kerala; fresh fish simmered in an aromatic turmeric spiced coconut milk broth that is best enjoyed with rice.

€ 19.00