Indian Accent, New Delhi - Restaurant review

After an incredible 10 days in India it seemed only right to end the trip with an equally amazing meal at the award winning Indian Accent in New Delhi:

Indian accent, New Delhi
 Gongura masala prawns, butter popcorn upma, crispy curry leaves


To start with we were treated to a few amuse bouche and although rather simple to look at both dishes were absolutely bursting with flavour. The cheese puffs were a real delight with melted salty blue cheese encased in the most delicious doughy naan. The soups were equally as moreish and I could have happily eaten an entire bowl for starters.

Ghee roast mutton boti, roomali roti pancake, chutneys 

Chicken tikka quesadilla, swiss gruyere and pink peppercorn raita

There was so much choice on the menu and after much deliberation we went for the chicken tikka quesadilla and ghee roast mutton boti for starters. The quesadilla was a fun modern take on Indian cuisine but the real star of the show was the mutton pancakes. Inspired by one of my favourites, the Chinese duck pancake, the mutton was so tender and melt in your mouth and we all loved assembling our own with it's selection of toppings and sauces.


After the starters came another surprise, a light and delicately flavoured fruit ice lolly served in a mini sauce pan. This was the perfect palate cleanser and allowed for a quick catch up before the arrival of the mains.

Stuffed tandoori paneer, sarson saag barley


My only complaint was that service could be a little slow and cocktails didn't arrive until after our mains. It was worth the wait though as they had some delicious concoctions and we went for a mixture of traditional favourites and more exotic Indian flavours. All very refreshing and a lovely way to toast the evening.

Chettinad chicken keema, curry leaf lemon seviyan, sago puffs

With two branches in New Delhi and New York, Indian Accent aims to take you on an unique culinary journey with ingredients from all over the world. Where possible seasonal and organic ingredients are used and everything is modern but with enough traditional flavours and techniques to remind us of old favourites. Everything is designed to be shared and we all really enjoyed our selection of mains, with the rich chicken keema being a real favourite around the table.


A special shout out to the bread which had a real bite to it and was so chewy and delicious. Perfect for tearing up and scooping up all the flavoursome sauce. Authentic Indian naan breads are much thinner than the ones we typically get here in the UK supermarkets and are baked in a tandoori oven for the best flavour. I've since found a good restaurant in London that does something similar and needless to say I'm now obsessed!

Walnut chocolate brownie, salted chikki, boondi cheesecake

Dessert was chocolate brownie and it tasted as good as it looked. A thin layer of creamy cheesecake sandwiched between 2 moist layers of sponge, garnished with caramel sauce and sticky little bites of honeycomb. A rich and decadent end to the meal.


And our final surprise of the night. After dessert we were presented with this colourful tray of petit fours, featuring a four Indian sweets. I wasn't such a fan of the tamarind sweets or the black aniseed balls but the fruity jelly and mini rose and nut crunch bars were super moreish and it wasn't long before they were both polished off.

Overall a really lovely evening and the perfect way to end our holiday. India thank you for being such an incredible country and I really hope to visit again in the future!
Have you ever been to India? What are your favourite Indian restaurants in the UK?

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