Designed to treat the body as a temple, Dubai’s much-loved modern Indian bistro creates a

series of cleansing dishes across both restaurants this January

Putting their trademark molecular gastronomy spin on the “new year, healthy me” trend, the team at Farzi Café plan to make that January detox anything but dull. Kicking off 2021 with a health kicking new menu – every dish is designed to help Dubai diners find balance without losing out on all-important modern Indian flavour.

Sick at the idea of an endless soup and salad diet? How about tucking into Hass avocado chaat with beetroot gel followed by a sweet and sour kale and quinoa salad?

Been told that portion size is everything when it comes to January weight loss? Simply let the Farzi chefs cook up small plates of fresh asparagus tossed in curry leaf and garlic and pan-fried wild mushrooms and bell peppers laced with garlic black pepper served in puff of truffle smoke.

Does the thought of constant hunger crush any hopes of sticking out a detox past the first few days? Smash that idea with abundant nutrient-packed plates like a fragrant pulao topped with the bright crunch of edamame and asparagus; or go big with the team’s clever take on moussaka made with layers of aubergine steaks cooked into smoky submission and served with vegan tandoori roti and India’s answer to mash potato, bhartha.

Farzi Café guests don’t have to miss out on dessert, just choose the brand-new vegan stacked high oat pancakes made with almond milk style maple syrup and served with fresh seasonal fruits and chewy nut brittle.

Ensuring you don’t wash all those electrifying flavours down with water… at Farzi Instagram-worthy mocktails rule from a mimosa with freshly squeezed orange juice and berry compote fizzed up with a fiery kick of ginger, sunshine-in-a-glass blend of sweet pineapple, honey, rock salt and digestion-soothing turmeric to an immune-system boosting smoothie packed with avocado, beetroot, apple juice, ginger, honey and serotonin-boosting superfood cacao.

Want an extra shot of goodness? Round off the meal with a sweet and heat honey, pineapple and ginger or senses-awakening berry, lime and mint detox shot.

Corporate Executive Chef Saurabh Udinia says; “We wanted to create a detox menu which elevated the usual tasteless salads and fat-free dishes into something joyful. The amazing thing about Indian cooking and the abundance of spices used in modern and contemporary gastronomy, is that you can design dishes which deliver on flavour in a massive way while remaining beneficial to the health”.

The Detox Menu will be available at both Farzi Café locations in City Walk and Mall of Emirates till February 10th 2021. Coinciding with Dubai Shopping Festival, which runs until the end of January, the menu makes an ideal midway point to a shopping spree at Mall of the Emirates or City Walk.

About Farzi Café

From the House of Jiggs Kalra – creators of acclaimed culinary destinations such as Masala Library by Jiggs Kalra, Pa Pa Ya Masala Bar and Made in Punjab – Farzi Café is best described as a gastronomic experience amalgamating traditional global cuisine with regional influences, local flavours, contemporary presentations, culinary styles and high energy ambiance. Incorporating the use of high quality, fresh ingredients, it offers a quirky, yet chic, European bistro style experience, for patrons to enjoy the finest of modern day cuisine, offering its adaptation of some iconic dishes from around the world. Farzi Café is now in 12 cities in India and with the launch in Dubai, London, Riyadh, Qatar and Kuwait, plus upcoming openings in Muscat, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Rome.

The two Dubai locations are Farzi Café Dubai City Walk Phase 2 and Farzi Café Mall of the Emirates located next to the cinema.