Most people in North America are familiar with Ramen, but Anuja Mehta is introducing them to Thindi, a uniquely Indian take on noodles. Flavoured with Indian spices and fresh, local ingredients these noodle dishes are more saucy than soupy — the noodles are really the star of the show with their toothsome texture and ability to absorb a ton of flavour.
Banana Pakoda $6
Popular monsoon-season street snacks in Mumbai, these crispy, addictive banana fritters are battered with breadcrumbs, chickpea flour and spices, and served with spicy green coriander chutney.
Noodles in a delicious spinach-garlic sauce with fresh spinach & green chillies, spiced with turmeric & sauteed cumin seeds. Topped with fresh green onions and a dollop of sour cream.
Desi Mac ‘n’ Cheese $12
Noodles with house-made bechamel infused with cheddar & mozzarella, a blend of a dozen aromatic spices, and a touch of heat from fresh green chilies. Topped with toasted breadcrumbs, more cheese, and fresh coriander.
Tadka Sizzler $12
Noodles dressed in a flavourful Tadka (sizzle) — a very aromatic spice blend, with fresh curry leaves, mustard & cumin seeds, red chilli powder and flakes sizzled in clarified butter.
Top any noodle dish with a fried egg +$2
Pineapple Grilled Cheese $6
An Indian street-food favourite — white bread layered with pineapple jam, slices of pineapple, and mozzarella cheese.
Prix Fixe Menu $23
Pakoda + Noodles + Dessert
We just love noodles! Abhilash and Anuja, partners-in-crime (and life) both share a common love for food and a decade of living and exploring New York City. Anuja works as a Brand & Marketing specialist while indulging in ‘foodsploration’ in their home kitchen inspired by her favourites from the streets of India. They recently launched Thindi where you can order these delicious noodle dishes via UberEats, DoorDash or for Pickup.
Every Thursday The Depanneur is an ‘open mic’ night for culinary talent in TO, where we invite guest cooks, amateur or professional, to come and make their favourite dishes.