Happy Indian Independence Day! Indian food is some of the best, most fragrant and aromatic in the world. To celebrate this special day, here are some of our favourite colourful Indian dishes in Dubai. We guarantee that these pictures of Indian food will cause some serious cravings. 

1. Mint Leaf of London's thali 

Mint Leaf London

We love this colourfully beautiful dish. Served on a round platter with tasting portions of various vegetarian or non-vegetarian signature dishes, including Palak Paneer or the signature dish of Kashmiri cuisine, the delicious Lamb Rogan Josh, tender braised lamb cooked with a gravy based on onions or shallots, yoghurt, garlic, ginger complemented by aromatic spices such as cloves, bay leaves, cardamom and cinnamon. This dish is part of the Mint Leaf of London’s business dinner.

Location15th Floor South Tower, Emirates Financial Towers, DIFC Cost Dh99 per person Timings Daily 12.00pm to 2.00am Contact 04 7060900

2. The Rose and Crowns chicken tikka masala

Rose and Crown

This newly opened British pub makes a mean chicken tikka masala that is bright orange and wonderfully creamy. Great spot to celebrate Indian Independence Day, especially if you’re into board games and billiard.

Location: Located next to the W Dubai, Al Habtoor City Cost varies Timings Daily from 8.00pm to 3.00am Contact 04 4370022

3. Asha's Kebabs

Ashas Kebabs

Asha’s unparalleled Biryanis and Kebabs menu will be available in Asha’s at Wafi all the way until the 31st of October 2016.Location: Wafi Mall Cost varies Timings Daily 12.30pm to 3pm and 7.30pm–12am Contact 04 3244100

4. Antique Bazaar's independence day menu

Antique Bazaar

To celebrate Indian Independence Day Antique Bazaar has designed a special set menu, featuring a range of vegetarian, as well as non-vegetarian dishes with innovative fusions and patriotic names. Signature dishes include the likes of Gandhi Giri, Bhagat Ki Pasand, Bose Ka Khazaana and Jalliaanwala Baagh. Sounds Delicious! 

Location: Wafi Mall Cost varies Timings Daily 12.30pm to 3pm and 7.30pm–12am Contact 04 3244100

5. Zafran's sophisticated bistro food

Zafran is a super cool Indian bistro with deliciously aromatic Indian cuisine. Their Papdi Chaat is an Indian favourite and eaten as a quick flavourful snack. It is a mix of crispy flour pastries, spiced mashed potato and sweet yoghurt finished off with tamarind and mint chutneys. We love this colourful dish.

Location: Dubai Marina, Ground Level, Dubai Marina Mall, Cost varies Timings Daily from 12pm to 11pm Contact 04 3997357

6. Ravi's awesome street style food


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Great food doesn’t have to cost a lot at all. So if you are into street food, forget the fancy spots and head to Ravi in Al Barsha and Satwa. Just try the chicken mughlai at Ravi's.

Location: Al Karama Opposite Burjuman Metro Station Cost varies Timings Daily from 5am to 2.30 am Contact 04 3244100

7. Sangeetha’s unbelievable dosa

If you love a good Dosa, then Sangeethas is a great place to tuck in. These deliciously crispy South Indian pancakes are perfect on their own with some ghee. Feeling a little peckish? Then ask for your dosa filled with potato masala. We are salivating in our seats.

Location: Al Karama near Lulu Supermarket Cost varies Timings Daily 7.30am to 3.30pm and 5pm to 11pm Contact 04 3576665