Sick of the same old Christmas dinner? Well just when you thought the ultimate festive menu didn’t exist, Bundobust – the Indian street food and craft beer specialists – has released genius new Christmas dishes, combining our biggest seasonal faves with Indian street food into one special menu.
After the success of their green, pumpkin-filled samosas during Halloween, avid visitors of Bundobust have been busting to know what their festive menu entails. And low and behold, headlining their Christmas menu for the second year in a row is their sprout bhajis.
Served with cranberry chutney, Bundobust has fused together the controversial festive vegetable into their Indian fried snacks by mixing Brussell sprouts, broccoli and onion into a bhaji featuring a spice mix of fennel and chilli. So, whether you’re a sprout lover or not this might be a way of convincing yourself to eat more vegetables as the restaurant takes the Christmas dinner staple up a notch by packing it with plenty of flavour and spice. Plus, the crispy, Christmassy snack also comes in the form of a sprout bhaji patty as the main feature of their festive burger too.
The sprout bhajis join wonderfully Christmassy dishes as part of the festive menu, which includes their festive curry filled with winter root veg and French beans in a tomato and coconut sauce served with jeera rice. You’ll also find a Christmas kulfi to bring a festive and sweet finish to your meal, which Bundobust describe as “Christmas on a stick” and features a blend of nutmeg, cinnamon and orange peel in their Indian ice cream recipe.
Liverpudlians will also be able to get their hands on Bundobust’s three festive cocktails, aptly-categorised into Naughty and Nice sections on the menu. Depending on how you’re feeling this Christmas you can sip on a naughty Coconut Hot Toddy with coconut rum steeped in cinnamon in the mix, Massala Chaas with brandy, Baileys and ginger liqueur or a nice, non-alcoholic Ginger Tom consisting of ginger ale, cranberry, apple, cinnamon, lime and mint.
If it’s too cold outside and you fancy putting your feet up, then there is also Bundobust’s click and collect service where you can order an array of beers to go with that Indian takeaway order. The restaurant has collaborated with a number of breweries, including Northern Monk in Leeds, to create refreshing beers , as well as their very own brews made in their Manchester brewery.
And you can devour Bundobust’s festive menu at their Bold Street restaurant or fans of their bhajis and tikka can also enjoy them in their own homes this festive season- with the restaurant offering takeaway all-year-round via Deliveroo or ordering click and collect on the Bundobust website.
Bundobust, 17/19 Bold Street, L1 4DN