Monsoon Dublin continues to lead the way in Indian cuisine in Ireland. Based in Stillorgan, the 32-seater, family-run restaurant has been established for almost 25 years and is located adjacent to Stillorgan Shopping Centre. The restaurant undertook a full refurbishment last year and recruited talented native chefs to help bring its authentic Indian cuisine to Dublin.
Monsoon is now under the guidance of Executive Chef Alok Kumar and manager Arun Jaryal – a duo committed to serving simple, authentic and fresh Indian food: “Alok and I are both from farming families” says Arun, “so we really appreciate the value of fresh ingredients which are locally sourced. At Monsoon, we are recreating the experience and tastes we had growing up. Our chefs are extremely creative, and they love to explore new dishes, which our customers love; we feel lucky to have such a great team around us.”
A starter of Pakora Bhaji prepared by executive chef Alok Kumar at Monsoon Dublin
“Monsoon has been serving its customers for over 25 years and has always treated them like a family” Arun added. ”The lockdown period was hard, but we kept ourselves busy and tried our best to serve our community by delivering free food to frontline staff and the elderly. We’re delighted to re-open for bookings and I’ve really enjoyed welcoming customers back into the restaurant”
Arun has an MBA from Dublin Business School, a Bachelors in Hotel Management and over 20 years’ experience in the hospitality industry. He has worked in top restaurants across the world including Kerala Kitchen-Ballsbridge, Radisson St. Helen’s and Radisson Delhi.
An authentic Indian classic Chicken Tikka Masala from Monsoon, Dublin
Chef Alok is also a wealth of experience and comes from a high pedigree of chefs having worked as the head chef at Jaipur Dalkey and Chakra Greystones, before partnering with Arun. He also worked as chef de cuisine in Taj as well as other five-star hotels in India and has a passion for cooking delicious Indian food:
“Our team of chefs bring a wealth of knowledge and culinary skills from India” Alok says. “We pride ourselves on providing quality assured products and the best Indian food for our customers. Our team works closely together and we cook all ingredients from fresh; we don’t use additives, preservatives, MSG, artificial colourings or off-the-shelf-concoctions in the kitchen and carcinogenic food colours are strictly forbidden so customers can be assured of a top dining experience.”
A samosa starter from Monsoon Dublin, which has been serving authentic Indian cuisine for 25 years
“All tandoori dishes are cooked in a blend of olive pomace oil to maintain a healthy heart, and some of our most popular dishes with customers since reopening include our Calcutta Bhajee starter of crispy aubergine fritters with caramelised peppers and melange of Indian chutneys, and for main, our Vegan Vegetable Korma, which is a delightful dish made of creamy coconut and fresh seasonal vegetables, which is light, healthy and dairy-free.” Alok added.
Monsoon’s executive chef Alok Kumar and manager Arun Jaryal
Monsoon is open daily from 4pm to 10.45pm, with delivery available from 5pm every day. For more information visit www.monsoon.ie.