Situated on the lower ground floor of Suncoast Towers hotel, on Durban’s Golden Mile, the restaurant’s muted Indian-inspired interior sets a tranquil theme throughout.
The restaurant’s name reflects the bespoke dishes distinctive flavour and aroma; and a sophisticated and appealing approach to food. The skillful cooking style, complimented by the chef’s signature freshly ground blend of spices and sauces, gives each dish its own distinct regional influence and flavor.
Jeera offers authentic Durban Indian dishes inspired from all corners of India. Launched late last year, the restaurant has fast gained popularity allowing guests to explore a flavorful array of delectable Indian cuisine.
Lauded for its authenticity, Jeera ,has earned itself a top spot in the Rossouw’s Diners Club South African Restaurant Guide 2015 having excelled in the Culinary Patriotism category.
The restaurant guide awarded this accolade to Jeera for successfully elevating the Durban Indian Diaspora flavors out of the ordinary and into the posh-nosh mainstream. (Reviewers for the guide visit restaurants anonymously and pay for their meals, for ultimate independence and integrity.)
The secret of the restaurant’s kitchen is the romance of combining ancient recipes, some dating back to the 1800s, with modern delectable dishes and blend of spices, such as Jeera (cumin), black pepper, cinnamon, coriander, cloves, among others.
The end result is exquisite recipes — boasting stylish and wonderful flavours — that give guests a unique opportunity to explore a fusion between ancient authentic recipes and a blend of signature spices.
For starters, guests can indulge their senses in a multitude of new appetisers including puri-patha, served with lemon and fresh coriander; haleem, pea dhal with lamb and poppy seed naan and lemon and bhajia Salad, vegetable strips in a garam flour batter, mixed micro greens and spiced cashew nuts.
To experience the effortless blend of traditional and modern cuisine, diners can indulge in a nourishing spread of Indian breads including aloo paratha rolls, a wheat bread stuffed with potatoes, curried fruit salad and dried mango yogurt dressing. Diners will be spoilt for choice with Jeera’s exemplary list of main dishes.
Curry dishes, all carefully crafted and prepared with the traditional Durban flair, include fish curry, filleted and marinated before being braised in light spiced tomato chutney; 3 bean-paneer, a home- made cheese and green mint chutney; and prawn and chicken curry, with spiced cashew nut gravy.
Jeera’s Indian-inspired main dishes boast a specially prepared and deboned lamb curry served with potatoes. All dishes are served with Jeera’s signature sambals and atchar.
Desserts include gulaab jamum, a fried cake milk ball, kulfi ice cream with scented syrup; Chocolate mousse, with a ginger crunch; and Vermicelli served with cream.
Jeera’s menu also offers the classic Bunny Chow which originated in the Durban Indian community, in the 1860s.
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