If you enjoy a curry, it’s worth checking out Modern Indian restaurant Chakra’s tasty menu. Their traditional recipes and methods of cooking remain authentic, whilst the presentation gives a modern twist. The dining room, overlooking Beaufort Street, is decorated with Indian lanterns and plush red and gold.
At Chakra they have “Seniors Tuesdays” where they offer $30 meals with choice of house drinks. We dined on a different evening, but are keen to find out more about that special!
While we looked over the menus, we nibbled on some fried naan bread sticks. At Chakra they have implemented tablet menus, for customers to send their order to the kitchen with the touch of a button. If you’re accustomed to using tablets or smart phones its very user friendly, but there are also paper menus if you’d like to order the regular way! It can be handy to order a drink, so you don’t have to flag down a waiter and makes split billing easy.
Choose from the modern dishes or the traditional favourites like butter chicken, chicken tikka masala, lamb korma and vindaloo. We decided to try something a little different. For entrée, the mint and cashew paneer (a sort of Indian cheese) fritters ($15) served with a beetroot onion chutney are very tasty.
We shared our mains between three people. The burnt aubergine ($32, GF) is filled with spicy lamb bhartha, roasted cashews and pomegranate, served with a cooling boondi raita, tomato chutney and a nigella Seed naan. The “Matar Paneer Tower” is an old Indian dish. The double marinated paneer is served with a pea and coriander curry.
Chicken chettinad ($32, GF available) is a very spicy dish, and you can be as liberal with the “pour your own curry sauce” as you wish. Served with puffed banana poori, and pindi choley (chick pea dish). We also enjoyed the vibrant goat mughlai ($34, DF & GF available) which is served (on the bone) with khameeri naan, grilled pineapple, fried lotus root, pickled onion and mango pickle.
We tried a few types of naan bread, including the traditional style, a crisp, puffy naan and also a gluten free naan.
The Indian desserts are also a little different to what you might expect. The mystery hand-made choc pot is filled with saffron mouse, warm gulab jamun (a milk-solid-based sweet) and topped with Oreo dust and a pistachio soil.
Chakra is a delicious Indian restaurant with efficient, warm service, a diverse menu which caters well for vegetarians, vegans and people with gluten intolerances . Their fantastic food is recommended.
Address: 841 Beaufort St, Inglewood
Phone: 6153 0584
Disabled Access: Yes
Distance from Car Parking area: There is a street parking nearby.
Grandchild Friendly: yes, kids menu (includes western options), colouring in and highchairs.
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