You may or may not know this about me.. but..
I’m a vegetarian.
DUN DUN DUUUUNNNN.
While writing this post, I originally ended up going on a bit of a rant about how people often get a bit funny with me when I mention I don’t eat meat. But I decided to save that for another post.
So, Bondubust. This is a restaurant in Leeds that serves Indian style vegetarian food. Not only is it vegetarian, but many of the dishes are vegan and/or gluten free. They are tapas style, so you probably want 2 or 3 for one, and 5 or 6 between two.
I was invited to go and try their new menu last Tuesday evening.
They served us all five of their new dishes, which is probably just the right amount between two people. I left feeling full and ready for the 5 glasses of wine I drank with Hayley afterwards. Ooops!
The biriyani bhaji balls were hands down my favourite dish. I’m not sure what they were spiced with, but if I ever go back to Bundobust, I’ll be getting three of these for myself and there is nothing you can do to stop me. The end.
The punjabi kahdi reminded me of onion bahjis in a sauce. It’s a soup made with coriander seeds, onion and ginger served with gobi bhaji dumpings.
Next up was paneer and mushroom tikka. I’ve never had paneer before and after trying it I had no idea why! I didn’t know what paneer was, but it’s a non-melting cheese that’s used a lot in Indian cuisine. A great alternative to meat in many dishes – I need to experiment with this!
It was delicious and sauce it was served with complimented it perfectly.
The tarka dhal and rice was probably the least exciting out of the lot – it’s a lentil curry in a cumin, garlic and chilli sauce. I personally find rice and sauce quite boring, I’m the type of girl that eats curry with a naan or papadum. But if you do love rice dishes, then this is right up your street.
The last thing on the menu was the Chloe Bhataura, chickpeas cooked in a onion and tomato sauce with Indian flatbread! Indian flatbread is a bit off, it’s a bit like naan but crispier.
The sauce was lovely and it was quite spicy!
So there you have it, the new menu at Bundobust is lovely. I’m planning a second trip to try the rest (and the biryani balls again!)
If you want to check out Bundobust for yourself, it’s on 6 Mill Hill, Leeds, LS1 5DQ.
I’ve also heard rumours of one opening in Manchester in Spring!