If you are new to the area or the city of Tauranga, Harbour Road runs along the Tauranga waterfront and casually flows into Bureta Road. Two blocks down Bureta Road you will find a restaurant called Great Spice Tandoori Indian Restaurant & Bar. If you are strolling down the street you will most likely smell the aroma of rich blended spices and freshly steamed rice before your eyes discover where it is coming from.
Us kiwi’s like to stay in our safe zones when it comes to international cuisines. But, with a push from a mate or hearing about someone else’s mouthwatering experience, we might stray outside of that safe blanket. Here are my top 5 Great Spice menu suggestions to help you move on from your usual Butter Chicken:
With both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options, the Maharaja Banquets are made to share between 2-3 people. If you and your clique are just after something to nibble on or taste-test, Maharaja Banquets can be shared between up to 5 people for smaller portions. Displaying a three-course meal to share, both options offer entrees, 3 different curries with rice and naan bread, and delicious Indian desserts.
This dish showcases fresh cauliflower battered fried, then it is toasted with ginger, garlic, spices and garnished with NZ Honey and spring onion. This tasty entrée is quickly becoming a local must try!
Smoked Chicken Dum Biryani
This is a popular dish from southern India made with basmati rice and chicken cooked with aromatic spices and served with Raita and Papadom. Raita is a traditional Indian condiment made from salted yoghurt (dahi), mixed together with a variety of vegetables (typically cucumber), herbs and a bit of cumin. Commonly served as a side dish to help cool off the heat of spicy Indian foods.
Great Spice Chef’s Special Chicken/Lamb
If you can’t decide what to have at Great Spice Tandoori Indian Restaurant & Bar, then Great Spice Chef’s Special Chicken/Lamb is a great choice. This is meal is created from a tender meat of your choice cooked with a delicious selection mixed vegetables and various hand-picked spices
Kashmiri Naan Bread
This is more of a dessert naan. Naan stuffed with dried fruits and cooked in a tandoori oven. The Kashmiri Naan is a beautiful way to finish off your authentic Indian food experience or as a sweet snack on its own.
These are just 5 personal recommendations from the Great Spice menu but there are so many more to explore. Do not be afraid to try new flavours with foreign names because you might just surprise yourself and find a new favourite.
Great Spice Tandoori Indian Restaurant & Bar also have an online ordering option so you can pre-order via their website and have your delectable surprise ready when you arrive.
Contact Great Spice:
Phone: 07-570 2244
Phone: 0274 587 724