The perfect neighbourhood Indian- Chakra

A Sublime Symphony of Flavours

The Chakras – or energy points – are believed to vitalise and balance the body’s equilibrium of spiritual,
mental, emotional and physical health by drawing in positive energy from the world around us.

 

This colder season, Chakra unveils a newly-updated, warming Autumn-Winter menu masterfully balancing
techniques, spices and culinary traditions, harnessing its namesake positive energy through food with
brand new dishes combining traditional north west Indian cuisine with the best seasonal produce.

Overseen by Chakra’s newly appointed Executive Chef Satyabrat Jena, whose credentials feature some of
London’s most revered Indian restaurants including, Tamarind, Dishoom and Jamavar amongst others, the
new seasonal menu, available at each of the award-winning restaurant group’s locations – Kensington,
Kingston-upon-Thames and Wimbledon (delivery only) – offers traditional dishes made with specially-
sourced ingredients.

 

 

These are cooked using time-honoured techniques and customs of the North West of
India and plated in contemporary fashion. India’s North West is known for its melting-pot cuisine, strongly
influenced by the Mughal period with key ingredients, spices and techniques from Central Asia forming
major elements of the cuisine. True to Chakra’s philosophy, the dishes on the new menu are well
composed, made from fresh produce, precisely spiced and bursting with flavour.

Choose between starters of Kid Goat Kheema Naan, Karare Soft Shell Crab or Bhati Ka Chicken Wings.
From the Tandoor, find Gilafi Lamb Seekh (pepper and onion encrusted minced lamb), Hariyala Chicken
Tikka (a green herb and pistachio-coated chicken dish with cherry tomato chutney) and Tandoori Gobi,
marinated chargrilled cauliflower with mango ginger raita. Mains run the gamut from Sadghi Ka Lamb
Korma (Hampshire lamb simmered in a coconut and almond broth with Iranian saffron) to Mangalorian
Prawn (roasted spice, caramelised onion and tamarind) and Fish Moilee. An expansive vegetarian menu
includes delights such as Baingan Bartha (smoked aubergine with burnt garlic, chilli and tomato), Chakra
Channa (darjeeling tea and spice-infused chickpeas) and Dal Makhani.

You will also find a selection of biryani dishes as well as roti, naan and fresh salads.

 

The new menu also boasts a carefully curated vegan menu which includes favourites such a Masala Asparagus and Chakra
Channa.

Desserts offer an indulgent end to dining with Warm Gulab Jamun Dumplings with Madagascan
vanilla ice-cream, saffron milk-poached Ras Malai and Valrhona Chocolate Mousse.

 

What we had:

I have to say I was a huge fan of the Poppadums!

Samosa Ghugni Chaat ( This was amazing! Highly recommend)

Good Ole Butter Chicken Tikka Masala – You can never go wrong!

Lamb Roganjosh

Rice and Naan on the side

 

Good to know:

They have a gorgeous outside terrace for the summer months! Bliss!

Chakra Kensington

33c Holland Street, Kensington, London, W8 4LX

T: 020 7229 2115

https://www.chakra.restaurant/