The Secret Restaurant
On Fridays during the warmer months, we host an exciting and truly unique Indian dining experience: MahaMasala Secret Restaurant. Come and explore the luxuriant food of the Punjab and Rajasthan regions which is where Jasmine gets her ‘culinary DNA’ from.
We pride ourselves on being the most exclusive Indian restaurant in Cornwall with dining numbers only up to a maximum of 10 persons. This makes us perfect for group bookings but be sure to book with us several weeks in advance in order to avoid disappointment. Alternatively you could make some great new friends whilst seated family-style around one large table in a relaxed atmosphere. If nothing else, we promise that as the food begins to arrive you will have lots to talk about.
So many of India’s best social experiences centre around sharing food with friends, family and guests at home. You may not know however that the guest is treated with the greatest reverence of all. This custom stems from the belief that anyone visiting could be a God in disguise!
We invite you to embrace your ‘inner deity’ from the moment that you step foot into our home to dine with us.
Start by sampling a glass of Ben’s famous rum punch along with a traditional ‘chakhna’ – a tiny bitesize snack to tease your taste buds whilst you finish your beverage. Take in the view from the deck over the picturesque Penryn River and, towards the sea, the village of Flushing then Falmouth Bay.
We love for our guests to have a wander in our small but charming staged garden. Have a rummage around in our raised beds and see what seasonal organic produce we have been growing lately. More often than not, something that you find there will be appear on your plate later.
Why not venture into our spice workshop; the space where we spend much of our time blending our masalas in small batches. See the heart and soul of our business. The exotic flavours and aromas contained within are a constant source of inspiration for our cooking.
Take your seat with the other diners inside our garden marquee and prepare to savour the feast of Indian food placed before you.
At our evenings, we serve a wide range of authentic dishes in the traditional thaali style, changing components regularly according to the produce that is in season. On one occasion, your plate could include locally sourced goat made into a fiery Laal Mass and a fillet of wild sea bream cooked in a crisp spiced batter the next.
Of course we always have some old family favourites too such as a classic Punjabi Cholle- a hearty chickpea curry, or Jasmine’s indulgent signature dish of Butter Chicken mopped up with fresh paratha bread.
We are confident that you will leave our Secret Restaurant feeling extremely well fed and that you will have sampled some truly authentic flavours of India normally not found anywhere outside of an Indian home.
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