Auckland Central, Auckland
- $ $ $ $
- Indian Family Vegetarian Friendly
Ela cuisine started a the joint venture of two humongous food-loving families who pioneered their own style of cooking based on the spices of Travancore and fresh leaves.
Chef George's orientation to any street or suburb is just on the basis of the availability of food. It is hard to extract a memory from George, where food was not involved. The zeal for food was such that George started running his family restaurant at the age of 15. After gaining the hotel management degree, he went on to complete his Masters in Business Administration. George is now a qualified chef who has worked in India, Kuwait and New Zealand for the past 10 years.
The ambition to own a restaurant in New Zealand fell into place when George met a major foodie, Johnson, a trained IT professional, whose passion remained sourcing good food and watching movies. Johnson always found an excuse to start cooking, the moment he was free from his routine and shared his culinary creations with his friends. After helping us set up the restaurant and the arrival of our second chef Daniel, Johnson has moved on.
Ela cuisine welcomed Daniel Moses, chef of Shangrila, Sydney to their midst in April 2013. He has worked only in five star hotels across the globe in Seychelles, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Australia. The trendy concepts of presenting Kerala cuisine along with a fusion of mediterreanean style was brought into Auckland by our new chef. Daniel specialises in grilled food along with appetising sauces and dips. Daniel has returned to Australia at the end of 2013.
The concept and design of Ela cuisine is by the spouses of the founders of Ela, two health professionals, who actively researched the medicinal values of Indo Mediterranean spices and the use of fresh herbs.
Pappadam & dips
Crispy lentil crackers w/ chutnies & homemade hummus sprinkled w/ olive oil & mediterranean dry spices.Price: $5.00
Seared fish fillets marinated in pepper & curry leaves.Price: $12.00
Crispy cauli or chicken
Cauliflowers or chicken fried in rice flour, ginger & chilli.Price: $10.00
Fried pastries (2) stuffed w/ potatoes OR grilled chicken.
Rice & lentil cone w/ mashed potato & turmeric in the middle. Served w/ lentil soup ( sambhar) & chutnies.Price: $15.00
Grilled market fish
Grilled fresh fish fillets marinated in turmeric, ginger topped w/ tomato & coriander salsa , lemon rice & salad.Price: $20.00
Tandoori chicken & kale
Grilled chicken breast marinated in tandoori spices. Served w/ kale, chickpeas, tomato, fresh carrots tossed w/ mango, coriander & olive oil dressing.Price: $17.00
Homemade kebabs of minced lamb, sumac, black pepper & harissa. Served w/ green salad, hummus & Kerala porotta bread.Price: $20.00
Porotta bread pieces wok tossed with cabbage, carrots, green beans, curry leaves, eggs, black pepper, & onion.Price: $20.00
Seafood chowder or chicken stew. kerala style soup with fresh vegetables, bay leaves, black pepper & coconut milk.Price: $15.00
Meats - chicken mappas
Grilled chicken cooked in a Kerala style gravy of cinnamon, cardamom, black pepper & coconut milk. Served w/ green salad & organic brown basmati rice.Price: $20.00
Meats - butter"less"chicken
"Dairy free butter chicken". Grilled chicken simmered in cashew, tomato, onion and fenugreek leaves. served w/ green salad & organic brown rice. Butter chicken is available on request.Price: $20.00
Meats - kerala beef
Slow cooked diced beef w/ black pepper, fennel, ginger & bay leaves. Served w/ salad & organic brown rice.Price: $20.00
Meats - lamb shank curry
Lamb shank in a reduction of coriander, capsicum, mint, onion, cumin and coconut milk. Served w/ green salad & organic brown basmati rice.Price: $25.00
Meats - spinach chicken
Grilled chicken, fresh vegetables in spinach & coconut masala. Served w/ organic basmati rice & green salad.Price: $20.00
Seafood - prawn curry
Shelled prawns in cashew, tomato, onion & coconut milk curry. Served w/ salad & organic brown basmati rice. (S)Price: $20.00
Seafood - fish curry
Fresh fish fillets w/ coconut milk, coriander & garcenia cambogia (kokum). Served w/ salad & organic brown rice. (S)Price: $25.00
Vegetarian - paneer masala
Paneer, carrots & beans simmered in coriander, tomato, coconut milk. served w/ salad & brown basmati rice. can substitute paneer with mushroom or tofu.Price: $20.00
Vegetarian - dhaal
Lentil soup tempered in cumin, onion & curry leaves w/ mung bean dumplings. Served w/ basmati rice & salad.Price: $20.00
Vegetarian - eggplant & paneer
Paneer tossed w/ eggplant, carrots, green beans, tomato, onion & curry leaves. served w/ lemon rice & green salad. can substitute paneer with mushroom or tofu.Price: $25.00
Premium basmati rice w/ cloves, cardamom, cinnamon & bay leaves, baked for upto 10 minutes w/ your choice of filling in the middle. Served w/ raitha yogurt & pappadam.
South Indian version of a Naan. Kerala style thick flat porotta bread. Contains milk & eggs.Price: $5.00
Fermented rice pancakes made on a curved steam plate.Price: $5.00
Mini fermented rice pancakes (2).Price: $5.00
Thick mini dosas: rice & lentil crepes (2).Price: $5.00
Kerala fish & chips
Seared marinated fresh market fish fillets. Served w/ green salad & Criscutt fries. (Seafood)Price: $15.00
Grilled chicken breast marinated in tandoori spices, coleslaw & barbecue sauce in a wholemeal burger.Price: $12.00
Homemade minced lamb kebabs (3) w/ sumac, black pepper & harissa. Served w/ kerala porotta bread & fresh green salad.Price: $20.00
Pothi : lunch thali
Healthy and wholesome South Indian lunch. Basmati rice ( brown or white) with dhaal or sambhar, pappadam & fresh vegetable stir fry or shredded coconut foogath.Price: $10.00
Rice & lentil crepe rolled into a cone w/ tempered mashed potato stuffing in the middle. Served with lentil soup (sambhar) & chutneys.Price: $15.00
Tandoori chicken & kale
Grilled chicken breast marinated in tandoori spices sprinkled w/ dry spices, kale & salad greens.Price: $17.00
Curry w/ drink
Lunch portion of chicken / prawn / paneer curry. Served w/ brown basmati rice & fresh green salad.Price: $15.00
Cauliflower & potato bhaji masala. Served w/ toasted burger bunsPrice: $10.00
Kerala porotta breadPrice: $5.00
Roti : chappati
Wholemeal flat breadPrice: $2.00
- Red wine
- Sauvignon blanc
- Pinot gris
- Fresh drinks
- Beers & ciders
- Cocktails & spirits
- Soft / organic drinks
House winePrice: $7.00
Man o war ironclad
Cab franc/merlot/cab sauv waiheke, nz.
Ashridge syrah, hawke's bay, nz
French merlot / syrah
Tatty bogler pinot noir, otago,nz.
Cloudy bay pinot noir, otago, nz.
Amisfield pinot noir, queenstown, nz.
Dry river syrah, martinborough, nz.
Jules taylor marlborough, nz.
Spy valley marlborough, nz.
Dashwood marlborough, nz.
The ned marlborough, nz.
Dashwood marlborough, nz.
Man 0 war valhalla waiheke, nz.
Esk valley hawke's bay, nz.
Spy valley marlborough,nz.
Lake chalice falcon marlborough, nz.
Cloudy bay pelorus nv marlborough,nz.
Mio sparkling sake
Villa maria light rose' hawke's bay, nz.
Amisfield pinot rose queenstown,nz.
Mango lassi: mango & yogurt drinkPrice: $5.00
Lemon mint: lemon juice, fresh mint & sodaPrice: $6.00
Fresh applePrice: $8.00
Orange juicePrice: $8.00
Fresh apple orange & carrot juicePrice: $10.00
Masala chai: milk tea w/ ginger & cardamomPrice: $6.00
Beer on tapPrice: $7.00
Emerson's pilsner / 1812 pale ale nz
Stoke ipa / pilsner nz
Monteith's black nz
Amstel light netherlands
Kingfisher strong premium India
Stella artois Belgium
Steinlager pure nz
Issac's cider: apple/ feijoa nz
Rekorderlig: strawberry&lime, sweden
Soda: rumPrice: $10.00
Soda: vodkaPrice: $10.00
Soda: ginPrice: $10.00
Coke: rumPrice: $10.00
Coke: vodkaPrice: $10.00
Coke: malibuPrice: $10.00
Tonic: ginPrice: $10.00
Tonic: vodkaPrice: $10.00
Lassi: baileysPrice: $12.00
Lassi: malibuPrice: $12.00
Lassi: kahluaPrice: $12.00
Mango mojitoPrice: $12.00
Shots : midori
Shots : tequila
Shots : vodka
Shots : jagermeister
Shots : kwaiteh lychee
Shots : malibu
Amrut single malt indian whiskey 10yrs
Johnnie walker black label whiskey
The maltman 16yrs scotch whiskeyPrice: $12.00
Arran 14yrs single malt scotch whiskeyPrice: $10.00
Old monk indian rum
Cognac de luze xo: france
Teza tea: mango&gingerPrice: $7.00
Teza tea: feijoa &lime-blossomPrice: $7.00
Phoenix organic apple orange mangoPrice: $6.00
Kombucha : live effervescent culturesPrice: $8.00
Red bullPrice: $5.00
Lemon lime bittersPrice: $4.00
Bundaberg ginger beerPrice: $4.00
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