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 authentic 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.
Onion Pakoda $8
Popular all season street snack in Mumbai, these crispy, addictive onion fritters are battered with chickpea flour, spices, coriander, green chilies. Served with green chutney on the side. Can be made vegan without green chutney.
Thindi Noodles! $12
Masala Mushroom | A fan favorite! These noodles feature the nutty, creamy goodness of portobello mushrooms with a blend of aromatic spices. Topped with parmesan cheese & fresh cracked pepper. Can be made vegan, without parmesan cheese.
Lasooni | Noodles are tossed with spiced garlic (Lasoon) oil. Topped with crunchy fried onions, mayo and fresh chives. Can be made vegan, without mayo.
Tadka Sizzler | 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. Can be made vegan, without 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. Topped with whipped cream, and lemon zest.
Prix Fixe Menu $25
Pakoda + Noodles + Dessert
Anuja & Abhilash are taking their passion project to the next level! It all began a few years ago. When not at her day job, Anuja loves to indulge in ‘foodsploration’ at her home kitchen where she created variations of ‘maggi’ noodles and indian street side eats, using fresh ingredients found locally. Her husband became the first victim of her creations. They decided to share their creations with friends and family. But it didn’t stop there… after an overwhelmingly positive response from several people at food festivals they decided to share these off-beat noodle dishes with all of Toronto.
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.