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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. 

“This Autumn we commemorate the fusions of our past by illustrating the influence of the Mughal dynasty in Punjab and Kashmir provinces”
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Autumn 2019

Punjab & Kashmir | Fusions of Our Past

Fusion is the process or result of joining two or more things together to form a single entity. However, contrary to popular belief – Lavendra is no fusion; Let us explain.
This Autumn we commemorate the fusions of our past by illustrating the influence of the Mughal dynasty in Punjab and Kashmir provinces.

In the 12th century, the Mughal Dynasty embedded their ways within Punjab and Kashmir. Amongst a variety of cultural fusions, the making of tadka was one. In Punjab, the Mughals introduced tadka as a base sauce in North Indian cuisine. However, in Kashmir, the Mughals introduced tadka with the same intention but without root vegetables such as onion, garlic and tomatoes. The Rogan Josh and Amritsari Fish on our Autumn menu are delightful contrasts between Punjabi and Kashmiri tadkas.

Although The Mughal Dynasty influenced both regions with cuisines that are now integral experiences in both Mughlai and Kashmiri food – they began as fusions. This Autumn come celebrate these ancient fusions with us!

Regards,
Lavendra Family

Paneer Tikka

Shuruaat (Starters)

Kashmiri

Dry Fruit Chaat 19.9
Carom pastry, sauce trio, dry fruits 

Nadru Kebab 21.9
Lotus root, ginger powder, cashew, walnut chutney 

Tabakh Maaz 23.9
Lamb ribs, turmeric, ghee, mustard, spiced lamb stock 

Gaad Nadur 25.9
Kingfish, bayleaf, lotus root, radish 

Mughlai

Aachari Paneer Tikka 19.9
Homemade paneer, lime pickle, Mughlai yogurt mix 

Dahi Kebab 19.9
Hung yoghurt, cornflour, cardamom, coriander powder 

Chicken Tikka 22.9
Chicken Thigh, chaat masala, roasted garlic 

Tawa Goat 23.9
Smoked goat leg, fenugreek, black pepper 

Khana – E – Khaas (Mains)

Kashmiri

Dum Aloo 27.9
Baby potato, mustard, tomato, dry ginger

Choek Vangan 27.9
Baby eggplant, raw tamarind pulp, fennel

Rogan Josh 32.9
Diced lamb, Kashmiri red chilli, Kashmiri spice mix

Dum Briyani 32.9
Goat leg, fennel spiced rice, mace, salan

Mughalai

Vegetable Jalfrezi 27.9
Garden vegetables, masala gravy, tadka

Paneer Tikka Masala 28.9
Homemade paneer, deconstructed tikka sauces

Murgh Makhani 28.9
Butter chicken, fenugreek, roasted macadamia

Amritsari Fish 32.9
Kingfish, carom seed, Panjabi masala mix

Choek Vangan

Naan (Breads)

Plain, Roti, Garlic 3.9

Kashmiri 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

Raajmaah Dhaal Achaar 11.9

Basmati Rice 3.5

Nadru Kebab

Dessert

Halwa Samosa – Samosa pastry, semolina, saffron 12.9

Date & Figs Kulfi – Ice cream, dates, fig paste 12.9

Cardamom Cannoli – cardamom dust, whipped cream, mango 12.9

Mano Ranjan – Samosa, Kulfi, Cannoli Trio 24.9

Dessert Wine

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

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

Autumn Tasting Menu

79 PP or 149 PP w/ wine pairing

ENTREES

Dry Fruit Chaat – Carom pastry, sauce trio, dry fruits

Tabakh Maaz – Lamb ribs, turmeric, ghee, mustard, spiced lamb stock

2017 Von Buhl Riesling, Pfalz, Germany

Dahi Kebab – Hung yoghurt, cornflour, cardamom, coriander powder

Chicken Tikka – Lamb cutlets, hung masala yogurt, garden salad

2016 Roches Neuves Chenin Blanc, Saumur, France

MAINS

Choek Vangan – Baby eggplant, raw tamarind pulp, fennel

Rogan Josh – Diced lamb, Kashmiri red chilli, Kashmiri spice mix


2017 Garagiste Le Stagiare Pinot Noir, Mornington Peninsula, VIC

Paneer Tikka Masala – Homemade paneer, deconstructed tikka sauces

Amritsari Fish – Kingfish, carom seed, Panjabi masala mix

2014 Smallfry Schliebs Garden GSM, Barossa Valley, SA

DESSERT

Halwa Samosa – Samosa pastry, Semolina, saffron

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

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