There have been a lot of false dawns with restaurant openings recently. The hype doesn’t always result in a place been good for repeat visits. For Vegetarians disappointment when the menu is presented to you, a lack of choice, a lack of thought. I can safely predict that Zindiya doesn’t fall into that category looking at the menu which is on first glance predominantly veggie.
Zindiya, a new Indian Street food eatery and cocktail bar opened on the 7th February in Moseley, Birmingham in a building that has been empty for 10 years. Some of you may remember Lukers the bakery. Others won’t, well it was 10 years ago! Remembering last week is hard enough.
But, you’ll remember Zindiya. Well that’s the plan from owners Ajay and Shivani Kenth. Moseley born and bred, and back to rock the village with little plated curry stuff. Hurray!
Derived from the Indian name for life and the name of the owners daughter ‘Diya’. Seating 90 people it’s decor is colourful bustling, Indian street food market.
Across the road, is one of the best. Kababish a Moseley icon is different so don’t go to Zindiya expecting the same. This is Street Food, tapas like sharing plates and dosas, flatbreads and more sharing dishes than a family picnic in the summer.
It’s the Cocktails that are on the tips of people’s tongues though. Created by Rob Wood the man behind so many great cocktails in the city they borrow influences from all over India and can be paired with food, which I’m hoping to be convinced is ok.
Purity Beers are providing the beers for those that prefer. Lawless lager and Longhorn IPA is the name of the game. Plus delectable bakes from Miss Macaroon and wines from city centre based Connolys.
Also Birmingham Lager from Indian Brewery Co.
The food menu is reasonably priced and won’t set you back on your mortgage repayments and includes for Vegetarians:
Chaat street food: £4
Pani puri, papri chaat, Bhel puri, Aloo tiki chaat, Pav Bhaji, samosa chaat, chilli Paneer, and Vada Pav ( potato pasty and bun with chutneys)
Side Street: £3
Chilli cheese toast (Mumbai cheese and toast) okra fries, Mogo Chips, onion bhajis, Masala chips.
A La Carte: £6.50
Idli Sambaar ( steamed rice and lentil dumpling served with sambaar, a lentil based stew, with coconut chutney,
Trio of Dosas, (Masala aloo, Paneer)
Grill Street: £7 cooked over charcoal.
Hara Bhara Kabab(served with yoghurt dip and salad.
Paranthe Wali Gali: Flatbread. 12-4 Saturday and Sunday only.
Aloo Paratra: potatoes and onions.
Gobi Paratra (cauliflower)
Metri ( fenugeek leaves)
Deserts include Chocolate Gol Gappe and kulfi and Cin alla Kreer (rice pudding)
With so many Vegetarian options Zindiya goes straight to the top of the must visit list (for vegans check beforehand).
Also available will be An Afternoon tea which includes sandwiches, Pakoras, Cardamon scones and chai infused prosecco.
For the best in good value eat-drink-share It’s sure to do well and bring a spot of Indian colour to Moseley.
See you there.
Thanks for reading,
Zindiya is at 21 Woodbridge Road, Moseley, Birmingham. B13.
0121-439-0953 Or firstname.lastname@example.org for bookings.
See the above link for full menu.
All photos courtesy of Zindiya.