The hottest new eatery in Newcastle has become the first Indian restaurant in the North East to ban nuts from its kitchen, and may even be the first in England.
My Delhi has declared a kitchen 100% free from nuts, without compromising the
flavours on their new menu, to protect diners from even the smallest of traces of nut allergens.
My Delhi opened in Newcastle City Centre in May 2019 as a new concept in Indian dining. Inspired by the streets and markets of India’s capital city Delhi, the eatery offers an authentic and immersive dining experience.
Their new menu launched on Monday the 3rd of February. It includes more Indo-Chinese options, like Crispy Chicken Momos, and vegan choices like Hara Bhara Kebab.
It’s also bringing its own signature chaat, a mega combination of popular chaats found on the streets of India.
Other new dishes include Chicken Shahi Korma, a traditionally cooked, rich creamy dish that replaces the British Classics in a move towards representing all authentic India regional foods. Traditionally, a Korma is cooked with nuts, but their chefs now use substitute ingredients that taste even better.
Shah Amin, Director, said “We’ve had a tremendous first eight months of business and diners have really enjoyed the experience at My Delhi. The new menu we’re launching is really exciting and we can’t wait to introduce our diners to the latest food trends bursting out of Delhi right now.”
“We’ve also been perfecting our existing menu and making adjustments to fit the needs of our diners. A key part of the new menu was to make it more inclusive by removing nuts from our kitchen.”
Chef Gaurav, the mastermind behind the menu said “Growing up in Delhi, I naturally became a foodie myself. I grew up eating street food from all corners of Delhi. We wanted to bring those flavours in a restaurant environment that diners are accustomed to here in the UK.
“We’re delighted to have found a way to substitute nuts and enhance the taste. Nuts are a key ingredient in dishes like Korma, so to get the balance right and offering a menu with nut free dishes is a big moment in the Indian restaurant scene.”
Whilst the restaurant has removed all forms of nuts from its kitchen, it’s not feasible to guarantee that none of the foreign products they procure were packaged in facilities where nuts exist.
According to the Food Standards Agency (FSA), about 10 people die in the UK every year from food-induced anaphylaxis. Around 2 million people in the UK suffer from food allergies.