Indian and South Asian
Good food is important to the Anand family, chef-patrons at The Cumin. Situated just a stone’s throw from the Market Square on Maid Marion Way, the restaurant offers a true taste of North Indian and Punjabi cuisine to all who visit.
Sunny Anand manages the friendly front-of-house service, while in the kitchen his brother Shelley creates mouth-watering and flavoursome – and award-winning – dishes, all prepared and cooked on-site. On our visit, we were lucky enough to sample a selection of exquisite starters including succulent chicken pieces tossed with fresh chillies, fenugreek and a mix of special spices. It was bursting with flavour. Tender lamb chops marinated in a special adraki blend of aromatic spices offered a taste sensation, and was complemented by cooling mint yoghurt. Vegetarian chilli paneer with onions, green chillies and bell peppers packed a flavoursome punch, as did the authentic aloo tikki – a lightly spiced pan-fried potato cake. For mains, we tried the highly recommend masala fish and the heavenly murgh shimla mirch – chicken cooked with peppers in a spicy yet creamy tomato sauce. The tender lamb bhuna gosht, pan-fried then slowly cooked with onions, tomato and ginger, and the vegetarian tava aloo raviya accompanied by lime basmati rice, were equally impressive.
Like the food, the decor is traditional with a modern edge. Whatever the occasion, this refined and friendly family restaurant promises wonderful food and impeccable service.