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Malabar Indian Restaurant Darlinghurst

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by Jenny Hatton Mahon (subscribe)
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Published December 14th 2014
South Indian Cuisine Served on a Pukka Plate
malabar indian restaurant darlinghurst
Malabar's new premises reflect light, warmth and elegance with an attractive modern frontage viewing the Sydney city skyline
Upon entering the restaurant, it's obvious that Malabar is not just a place to eat. The restaurant is full and the room buzzing with anticipation as dishes are delivered to tables.

Chef/owner Mohammed Sali works the room, talking to guests with warm familiarity and recommending dishes carefully selected and cleverly reconstructed from recipes derived from the coastline of South India. The atmosphere is authentic and the aroma of delicate spices tantalising.

As former Chef de Partie at the Five Star Taj Connemara in Chennai and Executive Chef at the famous Dubai Plaza in the Emirates, Mohammed Sali has a wealth of experience which he has brought to Malabar as well as a new and fresh twist to Indian cuisine.

The menu is diverse with an emphasis on fresh produce for a wholesome, healthy approach to cooking which has proven to be consistently popular with Malabar's regular customers.

malabar indian restaurant darlinghurst
To start: Signature dish, Kheema Dosai and Baby Eggplant and Potato Curry
For starters, the Mellagu Prawns - tiger prawns tossed in peppercorns, red onion, tomato relish and fennel seeds - packed a delicious punch. Together with one of the chef's signature dishes, Kheema Dosai - homemade lamb mince with fenugreek, fresh ginger and a hint of cinnamon - our tastebuds were primed.

Our mains comprised Goan Fish Curry, Goat Mappas and Baby Eggplant and Potato Curry, distinctive flavours, yet a harmony of spices. You can view the menu here and mains are priced from $22.00.

To meet the demand of a growing and loyal customer base, Malabar has recently relocated to new premises in Darlinghurst at 274 Victoria Street (Cnr Victoria and Craigend Sts). The new premises reflect light, warmth and elegance with an attractive modern frontage viewing the Sydney city skyline. There are fabulous murals, and dramatic outsize photos depicting the rich heritage of India, all adding to the overall experience of dining at Malabar.


malabar indian restaurant darlinghurst
Goan Fish Curry: Fiery green chilli is softened by light coconut milk and kokum. Seasoned with dry roasted and ground chilli, turmeric, cumin and coriander seeds
Malabar delivers a memorable meal and you'll leave with a desire to return and continue the journey down India's extraordinary Spice Trail and to experience the diverse range of spices and flavours from the South Indian region.

With restaurants in Darlinghurst and Crows Nest, Malabar serves truly exceptional Indian cuisine on a pukka plate.

Further information about Malabar can be found here and reservations can be made via this link.

And, if you're looking for a special Christmas gift for someone, why not get them a restaurant gift card so they can enjoy the surprises on offer at Malabar!

malabar indian restaurant darlinghurst
Goat Mappas: Pieces of baby goat marinated in chilli and turmeric
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Why? Because eating should be an experience
When: Opening Hours: Lunch Wed - Sun 12-2.30pm; Dinner Mon - Sun 5.30 until late
Phone: 9332 1755
Where: The Malabar Restaurant Darlinghurst
Cost: Mains from $22.00
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If you want to try traditional food you can try Persian food in Orchid Persian restaurant, You can see the it's menu from this link:
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