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Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 24 February 2019

Indian street food gets a modern makeover at new Dubai restaurant – in pictures

Take a look at the dishes being served in Vineet Bhatia's new restaurant, Indya by Vineet

Chef Vineet Bhatia, the first Indian chef to earn a Michelin star for his London restaurant Zaika, has opened his new Dubai eatery, Indya by Vineet, at Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa this week.

Flick through our gallery above to take a look at the dishes on offer.

When he first earned that star not many chefs were doing what he was doing: taking classic Indian dishes and modernising them. "It was a very sad affair," he once said, explaining that when he first moved to the UK back in 1993 you could get curry and rice anywhere, but it wasn't being done by Indian chefs, and it certainly wasn't being done properly.

He may have introduced London to what sub-continental cuisine is all about, but he also raised the bar in what could be achieved with it. Similarly to chefs Sanjeev Kapoor and Jitin Joshi, Bhatia has proved there are no limits to what can be done with chaat in the world of contemporary gastronomy.

At the time of writing, Bhatia's second restaurant in the city (his other one, Indego by Vineet, is based in Grosvenor House Dubai) has been open two days and already has a positive review on Zomato. User Puru Nanda wrote: "Went yesterday to eat with family and was blown away with the quality of food on offer. It brought back my childhood memories when we used to eat on the streets of Delhi."

Of course, costs don't reflect those you'll find on the streets of India's capital, but perhaps that's the price you pay for the pushing of culinary boundaries.

Updated: January 24, 2019 02:33 PM

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