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Shayona (Restaurant)

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54-62 Meadow Garth, Willesden, London, NW10 8HD
Cuisine: Indian
Tel: 020 8965 3365 | Email to Shayona | Transport: Neasden | Write review

Shayona Description

Just across the road from Neasden's spectacular Swaminarayan Temple sits Shayona, a contemporary, Indian restaurant serving sattvic* vegetarian cuisine from across the whole of India. Thalis from Gujarat and Rajasthan, the rich curries of North India and the Punjab and Mumbai street dishes sit side by side. Visitors to the temple, families and local residents have been continually won over in the three years since it launched, enjoying authentic cooking, a buzzing atmosphere and elegant décor.

Shayona's menu includes classics such as mushrooms stuffed with paneer and cauliflower; soya mince

curry; Maharaja-style paneer with saffron; and dahl makhani; joined by baby aubergines stuffed with spiced, smoked aubergine purée; aubergine bharta with peppers and peas; and baby new potatoes in a low-fat yoghurt sauce. Light meals such as the southern Indian dosas and idlis are also available, as is a wide selection of drinks such as lassi, faluda, vaghareli chhas (spiced, salted buttermilk) and exotic juices including lychee.

Head chef Sunil Kumar comments: “In every new dish I prepare, I consider new aromas, new blends of spices and uses of fresh ingredients, fusing the ingredients to create something new and exciting for customers to enjoy, whilst maintaining the traditions of Indian cooking.”

Vegetarian food continues to grow in popularity for so many reasons, yet vegetarian restaurants remain few and far between. Whilst Shayona is a treat for any vegetarian or vegan, it is also that rare thing: a destination restaurant in its own right where meat-eaters won’t miss the meat in amongst so many complex, delicious flavours.

*A sattvic diet is a diet based on foods which, according to various schools of thought (Ayurveda, yoga, Jainism, Vaishnavism and Swaminaryam amongst others), lead to clarity and equanimity of mind while also being beneficial to the body. Such foods include vegetables, fruits, grains, pulses, nuts, most dairy (milk, butter, cream, cheese, yoghurt, ghee), mild herbs and spices, and sometimes raw honey and sugar.

*A sattvic diet is thought to be pure and balanced, and therefore foods which upset the equilibrium either way should be excluded. These fall into two broad categories, rajasic and tamasic foods. Rajasic foods are not exactly harmful, but can provoke mental restlessness and aggression, and include coffee, tea and other caffeinated drinks, hot spices and chocolate. Tamasic foods are harmful, leading to a duller, less refined state of consciousness and negative emotions such as lust and anger. They include meat, fish, eggs, onions, garlic, alcohol and stale or over-processed food.

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