Kinara Restaurant

Kinara in South Brisbane is an Indian restaurant that is serving a number of regional specialties that are particularly uncommon in Brisbane. Owners Ranbir and Harpreet have spent years researching India’s rich culinary history, assembling a menu that blends contemporary and traditional to flavoursome results. It all starts with snacks like aloo tikki chaat (crispy deep-fried chickpea, lentil and potato patties) and gol gappe (hollow bite-size chaat served with tangy mint water), before street-food signatures like fish pakoras come into play. Kinara’s Signature Secrets features regional specialties chicken makhani (slices of succulent marinated chicken breast swimming in a rich butter sauce infused with roasted kasuri methi), pork vindaloo (a take on the classic dish of India’s west, boasting slow-cooked pork in a white wine vinegar-based sauce), laal mass (a Rajasthan specialty boasting diced lamb cooked in house-made mathnia chilli paste and clarified butter). The rest of the menu traverses familiar dishes, rice and naan breads (yes, you’ll find a great butter chicken here), while a beverage list showcases Indian-inspired cocktails, a broad wine selection and a number of ice-cold beers.


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