Spice Up the January Blues with Shakinah

Now that the delights of December are over, the winter chill of January and a new year are upon us. But we’ve got the perfect pick-me-up to help you lift your spirits, with an indulgent menu of rich and vibrant flavours to keep you warm, healthy and satisfied. Whether you’re a fan of spicy curries or prefer mild and creamy options, there’s always something to chase away the winter blues. Here are some of our most irresistible Indian dishes that are good for the soul and the season.

Palak Paneer

It is unfortunately flu season, so it’s imperative that you get your greens into your body for maximum protection, with nutrient-packed and guilt-free meals. Our palak paneer offers a healthy dose of iron, protein and calcium, as well as some delectable flavours. This traditional vegetarian dish features an Indian cottage cheese marinaded and coloured in an earthy and creamy spinach sauce.

Mango Lassi

This yoghurt-based drink enhanced with the sweet pulp of fresh mango is not only delicious, but also a delightful way to cleanse your palate after a savoury indulgence. It’s also a great source of vitamins and nutrients. Due to its curd content, mango lassi is great for overall bone health, and it’s an excellent source of Vitamin D, lactic acid and fibre. Mango lassi can also help with your immune system, thanks to its Vitamin C levels.

Chana Masala

Elevate your mood with our Chana Masala, a hearty chickpea curry that is both wholesome and satisfying. The blend of spices in this dish creates a warm and inviting aroma, making it a perfect choice for a cozy January evening. It’s also an incredibly healthy vegetarian option, as chickpeas are a great source of fibre, potassium, iron and magnesium.

Dal Sorba

This authentic Indian lentil soup is our bestselling vegan and gluten-free option, using lentils that have been flavoured with garlic, ginger, coriander and Indian spices. Aside from the medicinal properties of our masala mixture, lentils are high in fibre and iron, offering the perfect meal to keep you pumped and your immune system protected throughout the day. If you’re in search of other lentil dishes, we also recommend our Dal Panchrani and Dal Tadka.

Chicken Tikka Lababdar and Chicken Tikka Masala

Here are two classics for the protein lovers. It’s grilled chicken bathed in two creamy tomato-based sauces, delivering the perfect blend of umami comfort. Chicken Tikka Lababdar and Chicken Tikka Masala also offer a balanced meal in terms of nutrition and good health. For our Lababdar, our tender chicken pieces are marinaded in a wholesome blend of ginger, tomatoes and mild spices, while our tikka masala presents chicken pieces which have been seared in our tandoori oven, then slowly cooked in a rich and creamy tomato and cashew nut sauce.

Vegetable Biryani

For an aromatic yet wholesome option, try our vegetable biryani. This flavourful dish is packed with mixed vegetables and aromatic spices, layered in fluffy and nutty basmati rice. It’s a symphony of tastes that will transport you to the streets of India, and a great option if you’re looking for something that’s not as saucy as our curries.