Nashtawala Indian breakfast enjoyed in Leicester
By Yunus Hajat (@hajats_reviews)HALAL STATUS Fully Halal
A new Indian cafe has been discovered called Nashtawala (Nashta meaning breakfast) on Maidstone Road.
Owned by a Gujarati family, this place serves both Indian and English breakfast, with a new concept of Indian tea called Tandoori Chai.
Tandoori Chai is Indian Tea made in a clay pot. It’s pretty fascinating to watch, served in a mini clay pot. Very unique indeed and the first in Leicester!
The Tandoori Chai tastes like proper Indian brew too. I prefer mine with sugars, three teaspoonfuls, diabetes in a cup you say?
My eldest son pointed out the English Breakfast that was illustrated on the front of the menu and said, “Dad, I want this,” pointing at photo. I had one and half of the English breakfast, as my eldest couldn’t finish his.
My younger one had a few slices of buttered toast with his Tandoori Chai. I went through two pots of it. The English breakfast wasn’t any different to what I have had from other cafes; but nevertheless my stomach was full and I was ready for my day ahead.
I also had Chana Puri which tasted delicious when the chana is put inside the puri, and adding the homemade chutney and red onions, with a squeeze of lemon, before just rolling it up like a puri wrap.
My younger one enjoyed the puri that much that he ate my second one too Masha’Allah. I had to order another one for myself and plus one for my eldest. The puri is a great size. I’m not normally a massive fan of savoury snacks, but this one for sure is recommended.
I ordered Samosas and Chicken Pastries; nothing different from what I’ve tried before, but it still tasted nice.
Another one was the White Sauce Pastry which I was a bit disappointed with as I expected the white sauce to come out from it after taking a bite. Instead, it seemed like it had dried out. The only thing I can suggest is, if it’s possible to order a fresh one while a customer waits.
Lastly, I ordered my favourites – Half-Moons! Who doesn’t love the breadcrumb savoury snack with various fillings? I love them!
The customer service was great. They’ll even ask if what you have ordered is okay.
All in all, it’s great to go as a family or if you prefer on your own (both card (contactless too) and cash payments accepted).
Unit 5/5A Maidstone Road, Leicester LE2 0UB.
T: +44 (0)1162 208 090 | W: instagram.com/nashtawala
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 5:00-18:00 | Sat 5:00-15:00 | Sun 6:00-13:00