Sitara - Formerly Nite Spice Restaurant and Bar

Sitara - Formerly Nite Spice Restaurant and Bar

Sitara - Formerly Nite Spice Restaurant and Bar

Sitara - True flavours of India

With a rich heritage, the history of Indian cuisine is as old as our civilization. The Indian dinning etiquette is built on traditions and behind almost every tradition are centuries of invasions, conquests, religious beliefs, political changes and social customs.

People from the Indus valley cooked with wild grains, herbs and plants. Most of them are staples today. The Mughals saw food as an art and made us familiar with the fragrance of rose water, the texture of yoghurt and desi ghee, and the use of spices. They showed us that eating is meant to be pleasurable. The Chinese introduced the tradition of tea, Portuguese made red chilli popular and from the British we borrowed the dinner decorum of being conservative.

More interesting is how traditions have come into shape, evolved and transformed over time. They primarily vary by region and religion. In a land of numerous rituals, the act of offering food to deities gave birth to many traditions. The “prasadam” served at temples, the “langar” at Gurudwaras or the lavish “Iftar” meals reflect our diverse ethnicity. These traditions made their way into our kitchens and influenced how we regard food – sacred and pure.

Spices are used in many Indian dishes. When it is hot, spices such as chili peppers and garlic help the body sweat and cool it down. In colder weather, spices such as cloves, cinnamon, ginger, black pepper, cardamom, and nutmeg help warm the body. At Sitara we proudly proclaim that:

‘‘Spice is our name and Spice is our passion!’’

The secret to the distinctive flavours and choice offerings on the Nite Spice menu can be found in the rules of the kitchen.
* Freshest ingredients
* Less oil
* No colouring
* No cream (unless absolutely necessary)
* Trusted recipes
* No shortcuts
* A passion for good food and a love for what we do!

Sitara / Nite Spice has been proudly serving our customers in Mt Eden for more than 10 years, ensuring the dishes are matched with impeccable service and hospitality.

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  • Address: 407 Mt Eden Rd, Mt Eden, Auckland, 1024
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