Indian style brunch at Zouk

Indian style brunch at Zouk

I know, I know, two Indian-food related posts in a row (well, two weeks in a row?), that just means that I’m enjoying Indian flavours lately and I need to share my thoughts with you 😉

We were invited to try some of Zouk’s brunch dishes and I’m here to tell you everything about our experience. Let’s begin!

Indian brunch at Zouk, Manchester

Channa Puri: chickpeas cooked in a spicy tomato masala and served with Indian fried bread.

We were first served this Channa Puri with some Indian fried bread and we devoured instantly. It’s definitely not what I’d usually have for brunch but the bit of spiciness helped my appetite and prepared me for the rest of the meal.

Indian brunch at Zouk, Manchester

Bombay Baked Eggs: prepared with a blend of tomatoes, spinach, potatoes, chilli and spices.

The baked eggs were alright. I think the Channa Puri was way more flavourful, so when you first try them and compare it to your previous dish, you feel like there could be more seasoning to it. I don’t think I’d order it on my next visit, specially because there were other dishes from their menu that I enjoyed way more!

Indian brunch at Zouk, Manchester

Maharajas Breakfast: Scrambled or fried eggs served with seekh kebab, turkey rasher, spicy tomatoes, mushrooms, spicy baked beans and kulcha.

I feel like this was an Indian take on an English breakfast and my favourite bits were the mushrooms, the tomatoes and the fried eggs (cooked just how I like them, with a runny yolk!). The seekh kebab was a bit spicy, which brought lots of flavours to the dish in general.

I’d say this is a good choice for those who refuse to leave their full English behind on a brunch!

Indian brunch at Zouk, Manchester

Spiced Keema & Anda Bhurji: Pan-fried spiced keema topped with scrambled eggs

Now this was my absolute favourite dish and you can’t brunch at Zouk without trying it!

Every mouthful was full of flavour, and all components were seasoned perfectly to provide a balance of taste and spiciness. It had a bit of a kick at the end, which I quite enjoyed, and I feel it’s one of those ‘simple’ dishes done right. You can’t miss it!

Indian brunch at Zouk, Manchester

Bollywood Benedict: Indian eggs Benedict with turkey rashers, sautéed spinach, poached egg and a mash-up of Hollandaise and tikka sauce. All served in a freshly toasted muffin.

Another Indian take on a well-loved brunch classic!

I think this was another hit, and came in close second, and I loved the fact that they did a dish that you can always find in a brunch menu, but gave it their own personal touch.

The tikka sauce mixed in with the hollandaise was absolutely beautiful and delicious, and the egg was poached perfectly, just how you’d expect. If you can’t let your Benedict go, this one is for you!

Indian brunch at Zouk, Manchester

French toast

Finally, for something a little bit less exciting, we were served a French toast with some chocolate sauce on the side.

I wish they’d had given this one a more unique twist, because when you compared it with the rest of the lineup, it wasn’t really inspiring or outstanding. It was alright after our savoury breakfast, but I could have done without it. I’d definitely recommend the previous dishes over this one.

 

As you can see, we had lots of food and most of it was delicious. I really enjoyed trying brunch dishes with an Indian flavour. It was quite a unique experience.

Now I want to know from you, have you tried Zouk’s brunch menu yet? If so, what are your thoughts? Would you want to try something like this or do you prefer to stay with your classic brunch dishes? Leave me a comment or message me on social, I’d love to know! You can find me on Instagram (@michellelovestoeat), Twitter (@mlovestoeat), and Facebook (@michellelovestoeat). I’m always posting food pictures and some of my best food-blogging fails so make sure to check those out.

Thank you so much for reading me today, and make sure to come back on Thursday to read about my favourite foods and moments of June (can’t believe it’s over already!).

Speak to you soon!

 

x,

M.

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