Indian street food concept pops up at the Merrion Centre in Leeds

Thursday, 23rd August 2018, 6:46 am
Updated Thursday, 23rd August 2018, 8:00 am

Kathi Rolls from Nukkad.

When Abhi Khurana came to study in Leeds he struggled to find authentic Indian street food and saw a gap in the market.

So following his Business MBA at Leeds Beckett he and his friend Amol Kapote decided to turn their passion for cooking into a business and bring the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of what you will find on many a street corner in India to Yorkshire.

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Abhi and Amol.

Nukkad will have an opening party in the Merrion Centre tomorrow after a successful site opened in York last year.

The street food concept will do Indian chaats such as dahi puri and samosa chaat, typically served at Indian roadside stalls or carts back in their native Delhi and Mumbai, along with dosas and kathi rolls with fillings including lamb, chicken and vegan and vegetarian paneer, chickpea curry and spiced potato ones.

Nukkad in York Shambles market is the number one Indian restaurant in the city, according to TripAdvisor, and more than 30,000 people have had a taste of their Indian street food.

Mr Khurana, said: “Britain is full of Indian restaurants but it’s almost impossible to find authentic Indian street food. We wanted to make Nukkad a place that brings to life the culture and colour of India with mouth-watering street food.

“Our menu has been developed from family recipes with a special spice mix. The recipe is a closely guarded secret and we still make it at home.”

Mr Kapote added: “We’re excited to launch our unique concept to the Merrion Centre, and hope it brings joy and happiness to people and makes shopping more exciting.”