The passionate owners of Ury aim to take you and your taste buds on a journey to the relaxing shores of Southern India with their use of fresh seafood, exotic spices, traditional cooking methods and the laid-back ambience of their restaurant. Since Kerala was once at the heart of India’s spice trade, Ury’s chefs keen to keep the region’s rich cultural and culinary heritage alive, and succeed with their distinctive flavours. What’s more, the chef’s use of locally sourced produce means that, just like in India, Ury’s dishes are organic and healthy.
For starters, try the Ury Rasam – a soup passed down through generations, which comes straight from the chef’s home kitchen in Kerala. With a blend of crab, fish, prawns, rice, coconut and spice, each mouthful of the soup is the embodiment of South India’s shores. There’s also the South Indian speciality of Medhu Vadai – soft, savoury doughnuts made with lentils, green chilli, onion and ginger, or Banana Pori – tiny ripe cooking bananas in rice and chickpea batter with black sesame seeds and peanut and ginger chutney.
Main courses range from the ever-popular chicken pal korma from Malabar – served the traditional way with appam, paratha and chapatti, to the distinct Konju Manga curry: made from king prawns, turmeric, chillies, coconut and green mangoes of all shapes, sizes and subtly different flavours. Seafood lovers will delight in the Crab Varuthathu from Alappuzha – the capital of Kerala – fresh, locally caught crab in turmeric and chilli, stir fried with Indian shallots, black pepper and curry leaves.
If you’re visiting Ury for lunch or a light snack, their selection of dosas: paper thin pancake specialities, made from fermented rice and filled with tasty additions, are superb, as are the desserts, which range from banana dosa, gulab jamuns, and pistachio, almond and mango flavourted kulfis.
So if you’re looking for a very memorable and different dining experience in the heart of Newcastle, Ury is unmissable.
27 QUEEN ST,
NEWCASTLE UPTON TYNE,
TYNE & WEAR ,
Tel 0191 232 7799