Brisbane’s culinary scene boasts some true gems when it comes to Indian cuisine. Among them is the Curry n’ Cask, an Indian bistro in Corinda. A meal at this busy Oxley Road spot is a fun way to spend any night, whether you’re with friends or on a date. If you’ve always wondered what goes into those delicious dishes in the menu, read up so that you can order confidently when you go.

Curry n’ Cask Corinda serves up the traditional and authentic flavours of India with dishes like Basmati rice, vegetable biryani, and Tandoori chicken. 

“Indian cuisine uses the whole palette of flavors—spicy, sour, sweet, and hot all at the same time—making it something that wants to jump off the plate,” says Floyd Cardoz, author of One Spice, Two Spice

“Every spice has a reason for being there. They have health benefits, and they make the food more exciting and flavorful,” says Cardoz. A basic palette of around 30 spices is used in many Indian dishes. These include cumin, turmeric, ginger, and coriander, among others.

Two of the most popular items on the menu at Curry n’ Cask are the tandoori chicken and basmati rice. Tandoori chicken is a popular dish which started in the Indian subcontinent. Cooking is done by marinating chicken in spices and yoghurt before roasting it in a tandoor or a clay oven. 

Tandoori chicken (Photo Credit: Curry n’ Cask/Facebook)

Basmati rice, on the other hand, is commonly served in India and South Asia with various curries or braised meats. Known for its nutty flavour, basmati has the same floral aroma as jasmine rice but its grains are softer than the latter.

Another popular pick from the menu is the RaRa Gosht, an Indian road-side dish. RaRa Gosht is a roasted mutton curry, cooked for a long time, to make the meat tender. Other favourites include Desi style butter chicken, and Dum Parda Biryani or the famous Hyderabadi Biryani served with Saalan and Masala Raita. 

There are plenty of well-crafted vegetarian options too. Healthy eating has never tasted so good! Sample the button mushrooms marinated with in-house Tandoori sauce, chopped vegetables dipped in lightly spiced chickpea batter, and deep fried triangular pastry stuffed with savoury or spiced potatoes.

They can prepare meals at your preferred level of spiciness so they can customise the intensity to your taste. They also offer a kids menu with choices like fish and chips and butter chicken with rice.  

To imbibe, choose from an array of drinks ranging from beers and sparkling water to wines and spirits. For non-alcoholic choices, they have flavoured yogurt smoothie and fresh lemon juice mixed with soda. 

Next time you’ve got a craving for curry or tandoori, check out Curry n’ Cask at 5/670, Oxley Road Corinda Brisbane. They are open seven days a week and serves lunch and dinner. Visit their website for more details about their menu and promotions.