Four chefs celebrate 10 years with top Brighton venue
One of the country’s leading Indian restaurants, Brighton’s Indian Summer has unveiled a new menu in keeping with its philosophy of providing simple, healthy, delicious cooking with well-sourced, seasonal ingredients.
Restaurant owners Minesh Agnihotri and Byron Swales, have just emerged from their kitchen after spending two weeks solid developing and trialling new recipes with their talented brigade of chefs.
“Four of our chefs have been with the business for a decade now,” said Minesh, adding, “We wanted to incorporate more of their favourite dishes, employing some old school techniques married with fresh, modern presentation techniques”
Using a mix of family recipes handed down through the generations plus some new creations with a modern twist, the cooking is kept fresh through constant innovation, creating new exciting dishes, on its mission to educate the curry-loving public to the delights of real Indian food.
The emphasis remains on popular street foods and rustic versions of classic Indian gourmet dishes normally reserved for grand royal banquets.
New this season is a succulent ‘Pork Ulathiyathu’ stir-fried in whole spices and served with roasted coconut sauce, apple clove chutney and basmati rice. The dish is the creation of Indian Summer’s Kerala born chef Biju Joseph, who specialises in Keralian, Malabari & Konkani cuisine. Joseph, who has worked for the restaurant for 10 years, adapting recipes learned from his mother.
Also new is the ‘Lucknowi Murgh’ a royal court influenced recipe combining poppy and sesame seeds with cashew nuts. The dry roasted and freshly ground whole spices give this dish a wonderful aromatic quality and rich flavour.
Another debutant is the vegetarian ‘Polti Kachor’; delicate savoury parcels filled a crushed spice pea filling, served with pomegranate black sesame raita & tamarind sauce. The dish was devised by chef Jaswantsingh Maraj, who hails from in the Imperial Land of ‘Marwar’ in Rajasthan, and belongs to a cast in India who cooked only for Marwari Royalty.
The new two-course lunch menu costs £14.95, whilst dinner is £23.95 for two courses and £27.95 for three.