India's exotic landscape and exciting dishes are closer than you think. Food from Le Shalimar takes you on a culinary journey that you'll want to keep on reliving.

With seven Petit Paumé  awards under their belt, Le Shalimar is a local favourite that brings warmth to the lives of their loyal fans. It's time to get friendly with your new favourite curry house.

Genuine flavours

Le Shalimar's Indian food focuses on traditional methods and spices. They are known for their tandoori dishes, where meat is grilled in a special clay oven. Their pride and joy is their kofta, which combines meatballs with a thick and spiced curry sauce.

A great way to start is with the carefully prepared appetisers. Crunchy triangular samosas are filled with minced meat and warm green spices, and go great with other snacks like eggplant pakoras or lemony fish tikka. These entrees are perfect to share, but we totally get it if you'd prefer to keep them all to yourself.

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Le Shalimar is an institution that has been feeding its hungry followers since 1984. The word shalimar is of Arabic, Persian and Sanskrit origin and is believed to derive from the words 'home', and 'light' or 'beauty'.

With this in mind, it's not difficult to see why they're the 'home of beauty' with their beautifully crafted and flavoursome dishes.

Spicy or mild?

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An Indian meal is never complete without someone tucking into a tandoori dish. Their chicken breasts are marinated and coated with Kashmiri red chilli powder to give that signature fiery red glow. The succulent chicken is served in a tomato sauce for a sweet edge that's balanced out by the tangy garlic and coriander.

If you're more into the rice side of things, we recommend choosing a biriyani. Boneless pieces of chicken, lamb or shrimp are marinated with fluffy rice and no less than 25 spices, creating a fragrant and peppery dish. The slight golden hue comes from the addition of saffron, adding an air of sophistication to the whole thing.

And there's even desserts and drinks, if you're after something extra. The yoghurt-based lassi drink comes flavoured with mango, banana or rose for a sweet and fruity finish. And you can round out the meal in style with gulab jamun – traditional Indian donuts made of kneaded milk solids, and served in a lightly spiced syrup.

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