New fresh Indian pop-up restaurant, Kheera Kitchen has landed in Spitalfields, London, in partnership with Crisis, the national charity for homeless people. Kheera is serving customers healthy, fresh Indian food, whilst supporting Crisis’ work to help homeless people get back into employment.

We headed down to the Crisis Cafe to learn more about the concept, the food and the culture behind their residency.

When East meets East

The concept has been inspired by a motorbike ride across India and re-interpreted for Londoners. All food is made with carefully sourced ingredients to deliver lighter, clean tastes that are big on flavour, and not on heat.

The restaurant has a relaxed and welcoming vibe, with dimmed lights, candles and some amazing smells. We started our meal with one of Kheera Kitchen’s specialist Cardamom Gin and Tonic which was both original and refreshing. They’ve got some pretty good cocktails too, with their Lucknow Glory being one of our personal favourites!

We pretty much tried all of the dishes on the menu, starting with the Aloo Tikki and the Mackerel Fish fry which were both wonderfully light and cooked to perfection.

For the mains, we tried the melt-in-the-mouth slow roasted lamb and the Keralan Pork bowl, both dishes were beautifully balanced and packed full of incredible flavours.

Kheera Kitchen will pop-up at Café from Crisis every evening from 6pm Wednesday to Friday, and from midday at weekends from 20th January until the end of April.

Find them at 64 Commercial Street, London E1 6LT

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