Head to latest opening New Delis for a mix of dishes that showcases the diverse dishes that can be found across India, as well as a build your own curry bowl concept. We speak to founder Bikesh Kumar to find out more…

Describe New Delis in three words…

Healthy, homely and happy.

Talk us through the dining concept at New Delis.

There’s a feeling of being part of community with a home-style and authentic yet healthy exploration of food from various regions of India. Our main aim is to give customers a choice to customise their chosen dish to taste. You can pick a sauce, grain and a protein, and even tell us how spicy you’d like it. The chef will make it exactly to your taste!

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Naughty or nice, what dishes do you recommend for first-timers?

If you like hot and spicy tastes go for the wings-on-fire or pani-puri as a starter, or choose our most popular Delhi papdi chaat to experience the real flavours of Indian street food. You must also try the Indian stir-fry range which is healthy and unique. Beans and soya stir-fry with brown rice is another popular choice. If you are feeling in the mood for a curry bowl indulge in the popular Dhaba style or leafy spinach sauce with your choice of protein.

What type of street food dishes are served at New Delis? Where can these be found?

Our street food reflects the heart and soul of India, with flavours from Delhi, Bombay and Calcutta. If you love Indian street food New Delis has a great selection of chaats, grills and snacks, including the Bombay slider, a twist on the famous wada-pav, the Bhel-Puri chaat and Pani-Puri.

Where did you look to for inspiration?

Our concept is inspired from a core belief that Indian food is healthy and wholesome with yet-to-be-explored regional home-cooked flavours. We wanted to create an experience where the taste of food reminds you of family cooking. It is comfort food served in regular bowls to bring positivity and happiness!

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Which Indian ingredients are your favourites to work with, that anyone can use at home to transform a dish?

We love all things healthy!  Here are a few of the ingredients we are loving right now… ginger, roasted cumin and ajwain seeds, beans and lentils, spinach and brown rice.

Who are the team behind New Delis and how was your journey  made?

New Delis was formed a year ago by myself, Bikesh Kumar, out of a passion and love for good food. It is a food start-up in Clerkenwell with a focus on building strong community bonds. We’re on a mission to educate people about the benefits of healthy spices and real Indian food without compromising on taste and quality.

Read our review here.

New Delis | 35 Grays Inn Road, London WC1X 8PG

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