Daytime at the Chilli Pickle

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  To book by telephone, please call 01273 900 383 or email bookings[at]thechillipickle[dot]com

The Chilli Pickle brings a bit of the vibrancy of  an Indian bazaar to lunchtime in Brighton. Our prompt service ensures convenience for those seeking to add some spice to the working day, while those looking for a leisurely lunch can explore a broad offering of street food and regional specialities.

The thali is the crowning glory of lunchtime in India. It is named for the giant plate on which homemade chutneys and pickles, nourishing dal and fresh salad vie for attention. With a constantly-evolving selection of side dishes chosen from across India’s regions, which represent the best of the season, the thali is truly a ticket to the subcontinent.

For a speedy lunch, choose your favourite curry or tandoori favourite, and we’ll serve it enveloped in a freshly-thrown Romali or ‘handkerchief’ Roti.

The reputation of the South Indian lunch across the subcontinent and internationally is well deserved. Try the classic Mysore Masala Dosa, or a steamed dosa accompanied by the coconut-infused Chicken Kori Gassi from the southern state of Karnataka.

After the meal, a mango or rose lassi is the perfect way to cool down if the sun shines ­­– while nothing compares to a hot cup of Masala Chai on a rainy day.

To hear about the spiritual home of South Indian Rava Idli, or why dosa is so good for you, please visit our blog.

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