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SUMMER Menu

Tasting menu available

Lavendra’s tasting menu is a unique experience not often seen in Indian restaurants. 

Head Chef Inderpreet prepares a seasonal menu and plants herbs and vegetables in his garden to be used for customers choosing the tasting. 

Enjoy nine micro-courses while the Lavendra team take you through the journey of Indian cusisine explaining the origins and inspiration for each dish. 

“What’s the difference between
North and South Indian food?”

Jane Smith

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The most common question I get asked as a restauranteur would be; what is the difference between Northern Indian and Southern Indian food?

This is a difficult question to answer as India has 36 different types of cuisine split equally between both regions (without considering extended ancient borders).

As a restaurateur and chef – there is no better way to answer this question other than putting it on the plate!

For this seasons menu, I bring the extremes of Indian culinary cultures to your plate. I’ve selected dishes from the very northern and southern parts of the sub continent – much loved in those regions during Summer time.

With this seasons tasting menu, we offer the opportunity to go through nine courses highlighting the differences between North and South – I’m excited to bring a concept for the season which is so obvious, yet, I have not seen done anywhere in the world.

I hope you enjoy a nouvelle Indian experience

Inderpreet

Shuruaat (Starters)

Mum’s Dishes

Chur Mur 18.9
Bengal gram, yellow peas, tamarind, rocksalt

Gajjar Mattar 22.9
Carrot trio, cumin, ghee sauté, mirchi beetroot raita

Baingan Jharkhand 19.9
Eggplant, mustard, green mango powder, Punjabi mango chutney

OUR CREATIONS

Samosa Chaat 19.9
Potato, carom pastry, sauce trio

Durban Murgh  24.9
Chicken thigh, apricot, chilli ginger pickle, gatchak

Sri Lankan Jhinga 27.9
Jumbo tiger prawns, pandan, coconut milk, red chilli

RARE INDIAN DISHES

Amritsari Lamb 19.9
Lamb cutlets, hung masala yogurt, garden salad

Dum Briyani ( GF) 19.9
Goat leg, layered rice, seasonal vegetables

Kothimbir Vaddi  25.9
 Gram flour, garden coriander, coconut reduction

V= Vegetarian / VE = Vegan / GF = Gluten Free

Khana – E – Khaas (Mains)

Mum’s Dishes

Lauki Kofta 27.9
Bottle Gourd, corn flour, fenugreek, mum’s curry mix

Bhindiyan 27.9
Okra, garam masala, labneh, green mango powder

Chicken Afghani 28.9
Chicken thigh, homemade yoghurt, fenugreek

OUR CREATIONS

Murgh Makhani 28.9
Butter chicken, fenugreek, roasted macadamia

Tamil Village Prawns 37.9
Jumbo prawns, sundried spices, flat beans

Goat Kulumbu v2 35.9
Goat leg, gingelly, roasted masala paste

RARE INDIAN DISHES

Beef Ularthiyathu 35.9
Beef tenderloin, caramelized coconut, curry leaves

Amba Mulawa 37.9
Diced goat leg, goat kofta, boiled egg, radish

Rajasthani Laal Maas 37.9
Lamb loin, Kashmiri red chilli, coal infusion

Naan (Breads)

Plain, Roti, Garlic 3.9

Peshwari 5.9

Cheese / Garlic & Cheese 5.9

Khaana – E - Saath (Sides)

Papad & Condiment plate 14.9

Sautéed Seasonal Vegetables 11.9

Homemade Pickles, Chutney & Raita Coconut, Beetroot, Carrot & Cauliflower, Chilli & Ginger 3.9 each

Black Dhaal 11.9

Basmati Rice 3.5

Dessert

Nutella and Peshwari Samosa 10.9
Samosa pastry stuffed with Belgian chocolate, coconut and sultana

Mango & White Chocolate Kulfi 12.9
Ice cream, belgian white chocolate, saffron paste

Cardamom Cannoli 12.9
cardamom dust, whipped cream, mango

Mano Ranjan 24.9
Samosa, Kulfi and Cannoli Trio

Dessert Wine

Grove Estate Late Harvest Viognier
75ml/ $12
Young, NSW

Ricca Terra Broken Forklift Zibibbo, Vermentino & Muscat
75ml/ $18
Riverland, SA

Summer Tasting Menu

79 PP or 149 PP w/ wine pairing

ENTREES

Samosa Chaat 
Potato, carom pastry, sauce trio

Amritsari Lamb
Lamb cutlets, hung masala yogurt, garden salad

2017 Von Buhl Riesling, Pfalz, Germany

Beef Ularthiyathu 
Beef tenderloin, caramelised coconut, curry leaves

Kothimbir Vaddi
Gram flour, garden coriander, coconut reduction

2016 Roches Neuves Chenin Blanc, Saumur, France 

MAINS

Lauki Kofta
Bottle Gourd, corn flour, fenugreek, mum’s curry mix

Rajasthani Laal Maas
Lamb loin, Kashmiri red chilli, coal infusion

2017 Garagiste Le Stagiare Pinot Noir, Mornington Peninsula, VIC

Amba Mulawa
Green Mango, mustard masala, apple cider

Goat Kulumbu v2
Goat leg, gingelly, roasted masala paste

2014 Smallfry Schliebs Garden GSM, Barossa Valley, SA

DESSERT

Mango & White Chocolate Kulfi
Ice cream, belgian white chocolate, saffron paste

Ricca Terra Broken Forklift Zibibbo, Vermentino & Muscat, Riverland, SA

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