Babu

Hello we are Babu. Welcome to our Chai and Roti Shop.

We serve Bombay Street Food and light & tasty homestyle curries to enjoy everyday, at any time of the day — breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Dig in and enjoy our little bit of Bombay in Glasgow. 

 

Opening hours for 2015: 
Mon: 8am-4pm
Tues—Fri: 8am-9pm 
Sat: 10am-9pm
Sun: Closed

BYOB
Bring your own booze (corkage applies)

EVENING MENU   FROM 5PM

CHOTA (SMALL) PLATES

COLD STREET FOOD

Sev Puri (V) £4.50
Hugely popular Bombay street snack made with wheat puri’s, topped with boiled totties, chaat masala, red onion then layered with a trio of chutney’s — tamarind, 100 clove garlic & red chilli and green chilli & coriander —and topped with crispy lentil vermicelli, fresh coriander, fresh green chillis & lime juice.
They may be small but they pack a flavour punch!

Bhel Puri (V) £5.50
Typical street food made with savoury puffed rice flakes, crispy lentil vermicelli, boiled totties, chaat masala, red onion & tomatoes with trio of chutney’s — tamarind, 100 clove garlic & red chilli, green chilli & coriander — then topped with fresh coriander, fresh green chilli & lime juice. Served in a paper cone for easy scoffing.

Dhokla Sandwich (V) £4.50
A savoury cake derived from the Gujarati population in Bombay. Made with rice & semolina flour plus gram flour, baked and sandwiched together with our green chilli & coriander chutney then topped with mustard seeds and curry leaves. 

HOT THINGS

Beetroot Patties with our own green chilli mayo (v) £6.00
2 patties made from grated raw beetroot, totties, green chili & ginger, then gently pan fried.

Potato Patties with our own green chilli mayo (v) £6.00
2 patties made from mashed totties, green chili & ginger, then gently pan fried.

Potato Vadas with tamarind & green chilli chutney (vg/v) £6.50
You could kinda kind call this our 'Bombay burger' — mashed totties with green chili & ginger formed into a ball and deep fried in a spicy gram flour batter, then smothered in tamarind sauce and our own freshly made green chill and coriander chutney.

Spicy Chicken Kebab £7
Tender spiced chicken served with red chilli mayo & salad.


BADA (BIG) PLATES

Please note these do not come with any sides, please choose from the sides below

HOT STREET FOOD

Pau Bhaji (vg) £7.50
Cauliflower, peas, green pepper and totties form the basis of this favourite Bombay street food, topped with red onion, lime juice & fresh coriander served with Glasgow’s fabulous butter toasted Morton rolls for scooping and munching (for a vegan option ask for chapatti) 

Keema Pau £8.50
Lamb mince in a spicy garam masala sauce with peas, topped with red onion, lime juice& fresh coriander. Served with a butter toasted Morton roll for scooping and munching. 

Frankie VEG £7.50 NON-VEG £8.50
Chapatti dipped in Corrie Mains free range eggs then lightly fried and stuffed with todays curry of your choice, then topped with red onion, chilli vinegar dressing & chaat masala.

HOMESTYLE CURRIES

Punjabi Channa Masala (vg) £6.50
Chick peas in a tangy tomatoey & mangoey sauce, topped with red onion, lime juice & fresh coriander.

Keema Matar £8.50
Lamb mince in a spicy garam masala sauce with peas, topped with red onion, lime juice, & fresh coriander.

curry of the week SPECIALS

THESE CHANGE FROM WEEK TO WEEK
— ASK THE STAFF FOR WHAT'S ON.


DHAL (VG/V) £5.50
VEG CURRY (VG) £7.50
NON-VEG CURRY £8.50


SIDES

Wholemeal Roti    £1.20
Fragrant Basmati Rice    £2.50
Tamarind Carrot    £2.50
Onion Pickle    £2
Cucumber & Ginger Raita    £3
Bombay Slaw    £3
Simply some red onion, fresh lime & green chillies    £3

Chutneys & Sauces

Green chilli chutney    £2
100 clove garlic & red chilli chutney    £2
Tamarind sauce    £2


Hot Drinks

Indian Coffee from £2.00
Single Estate ‘Monsoon Malibar’ by Glasgow’s own Dear Green
Coffee Roasters.
As you like it:  Black / White / Cappuccino / Latte etc

Real Chai Tea £2.50
Sweet, Spicy, cardammomy, cinnamony, milky tea!
Made with Organic Milk from holiest of cows.

Other Teas from £1.50
Cardamom, ginger etc

 

desserts

A selection of home made & gluten free cakes £3.00

 

Cold Drinks

Home style Mango lassi £3.50

Most Exotic Fizzy Pops £2.50
Thums Up / Limca
Imported from India

Less Exotic Fizzy Pops £1.50
Rubicon / Spring Water etc

 

BRING YOUR OWN BOOZE

Please feel free to bring your own alcohol but a small corkage fee applies.