23 Nov 2021
Jhakaas, a new and premium Modern Indian delivery and collection brand, has launched on Brockley Rise, SE London. Meaning‘epic/superb’ in Hindi, Jhakaas is the brainchild of Dayashankar Sharma, the Executive Chef behind the critically acclaimed fine-dining Indian restaurant Heritage Dulwich on Rosendale Road. Opening nine months to the day after Heritage, Jhakaas offers an epic food menu that takes its inspiration from India’s four major cities – Delhi, Bombay, Kolkata and Chennai.
Following Heritage Dulwich’s sell-out launch as a takeaway concept during lockdown, Jhakaas is born out of the ongoing demand in the area for restaurant quality Indian food at home. The sourcing of ingredients and quality of dishes reflects Chef Sharma’s 30 years of culinary experience, gleaned from acclaimed restaurants including Tamarind, Zaika and most recently, Heritage Dulwich.
Not your usual Indian take-away, Jhakaas is designed in the style of the myriad urban cafes that line the streets of India’s major cities. Diners placing a to-go order are invited to linger and enjoy a drink of aromatic spiced Karak Chai, Desi coffee or Nimbu Pani – Indian lemonade served on pretty much every Indian street corner – along with snacks of Khasta Samosa and Namak Para (strips of pastry seasoned with ajwin & carom seeds). For those looking to enjoy Jhakaas with home delivery, a selection of craft beers and soft drinks are available.
Available to order for collection or delivery to select South London postcodes, three set meals take centre stage, each generously serving two. The Rajputana (£45) features Punjabi Butter chicken and lamb Rogan Josh alongside a range of housemade sides – think Dal Makhani and Saag Aloo and rices, breads and chutneys, while the Rajputana Grill (£48) is a carnivore’s dream with Awadhi Murgh Kebab, Jhakaas lamb chops and Varhadi poussin complete with sides, butter naan and Pulao rice.
Plant-based diners are well catered for too with the Rajputana Vegan (£40), which showcases dishes such as Tofu Saag, Lasooni Tadka Dal and Kolkata Bigan Bhaja – shallow fried aubergine – with Champaran beans and baby corn, as well as a selection of indulgent plant based rices, breads and chutneys.
Delicious small plates such as Bombaiya Chicken Kebab, Sabudana Vada and Dal Yaaz Bhajiya, also feature on the menu – perfect for family style dining at home or a light bite on the go. Larger options come in the form of Keralan Lamb (spiced masala, crushed black pepper), Meen Kuzhambu (grilled king fish steak in tomato & tamarind sauce) and classic Delhi Butter Chicken which can be accompanied by delicious sides – Saag Aloo, Bell Pepper Besan Bhaji, and Nariyal Raita – rice, and popular breads including tandoori roti, peshawari naan and paratha.
The menu also features a selection of innovative vegetarian and vegan small plates, mains and tandoor dishes. With plenty to choose from, highlights include Paneer Lababdar (Indian cottage cheese in tomato, onion masala), Wild Mushroom Kofta (mushroom dumplings, smoked tomato, melon seed gravy) and Malai Broccoli (tandoor grilled broccoli, cream cheese, green cardamon).
Jhakaas delivery radius spans 3.5 miles and up to 5 miles for pre-orders at least 24 hours in advance from its location in Brockley Rise, SE23, and is available to order via the website Tuesday – Sunday (5PM-10:30PM).
Jhakaas – bringing authentic Indian dining to your door.
78 Brockley Rise, London, SE23 1LN