Nalini’s

ayurvedic food for
body, mind and soul

Nalini’s

ayurvedic food for
body, mind and soul

Nalinis - Plant based

Plant-based

Nalinis - Gluten free

Gluten-free

Nalinis - Ayurvedic

Ayurvedic

Nalinis - Probiotic

Probiotic

Nalinis - Plant based

Plant-based

Nalinis - Gluten free

Gluten-free

Nalinis - Ayurvedic

Ayurvedic

Nalinis - Probiotic

Probiotic

Nalinis - Plant based

Plant-based

Nalinis - Gluten free

Gluten-free

Nalinis - Ayurvedic

Ayurvedic

Nalinis - Probiotic

Probiotic

2x award-winning health food restaurant!

BRONTE

263 Bronte Road

Wed – Sun

11 am – 9 pm

9387 4942

BONDI JUNCTION

1/1 Newland Street

Mon – Fri

11 am – 9 pm

9387 7838

BONDI BEACH

42 Hall Street

7 days

11 am – 9 pm

 

Healthy Indian food is super nourishing. The thali is amazing and generous portions. Turmeric latte was really yummy too (made with coconut milk - they've thought of everything!) Very reasonable priced, especially considering the quality and thoughtful menu. Lovely staff.

Cari L.

5.0
2019-01-01T16:20:43+00:00

Cari L.

Healthy Indian food is super nourishing. The thali is amazing and generous portions. Turmeric latte was really yummy too (made with coconut milk - they've thought of everything!) Very reasonable priced, especially considering the quality and thoughtful menu. Lovely staff.
Delicious nutritious Indian food. Subtle flavours. Very fresh. Have loved every dish every visit. And now at Charing Cross too!

Prue Phillips

5.0
2019-01-01T16:54:47+00:00

Prue Phillips

Delicious nutritious Indian food. Subtle flavours. Very fresh. Have loved every dish every visit. And now at Charing Cross too!
The best Indian food I’ve ever eaten, served quickly and with a smile. I can’t recommend this place enough! Especially for someone with gluten/dairy allergies. Beautiful little restaurant run by a mother and daughter who are happy to talk you through the menu. Highly recommend!

Emma Hayes

5.0
2019-01-01T16:56:06+00:00

Emma Hayes

The best Indian food I’ve ever eaten, served quickly and with a smile. I can’t recommend this place enough! Especially for someone with gluten/dairy allergies. Beautiful little restaurant run by a mother and daughter who are happy to talk you through the menu. Highly recommend!
Amazing unique Indian flavours! Vegan, ayurvedic and super healthy! More places like this are needed!

Daniel Buccheri

5.0
2019-01-01T16:56:46+00:00

Daniel Buccheri

Amazing unique Indian flavours! Vegan, ayurvedic and super healthy! More places like this are needed!
Warm and happy customer service and the food is delicious. The lentil falafels are light and fluffy and their sauces so tasty!

Sean Vitorovic

5.0
2019-01-01T16:57:48+00:00

Sean Vitorovic

Warm and happy customer service and the food is delicious. The lentil falafels are light and fluffy and their sauces so tasty!
Delicious and wholesome Indian food! I really feel and taste the nutrition entering my body and energising me every time I visit. I recommend this place to everyone, vegans and non-vegans!

Thomas Dobson

5.0
2019-01-01T16:58:35+00:00

Thomas Dobson

Delicious and wholesome Indian food! I really feel and taste the nutrition entering my body and energising me every time I visit. I recommend this place to everyone, vegans and non-vegans!
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About

Nalini’s is run by a formidable mother-daughter duo who are passionate health food chefs determined to craft the future of contemporary Indian cuisine. Our food is prepared in a home-cooked style, fresh everyday day with seasonal, local ingredients.

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Solving the dreaded “what to eat for dinner tonight?” question with a gorgeous, warming, plant based, Ayurvedic winter spread 🤤 ⠀⠀
🥘 Chettinad pepper tofu curry
🍲 Hot & sour Goan tofu curry
🍛 Kerala style mixed veggie stew ⠀⠀
Served with a side of coconut rice/plain dosa/roti
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Problem solved 😉😋
Oh my lordie! ⠀⠀
Thank you so much for your kindest words on our last post.
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I’ve received  so many DMs and comments saying how I have/mum has/Nalinis has changed/touched/inspired you and I’m honestly soooo touched 😭💓
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Sometimes it feels like we’re cooking away somewhere and to realise that our little effort has had this much impact is just so humbling 💓
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It is very easy to let the stresses of business take over - to lose perspective and affect your mental health but knowing we are being heard just fills us with such GRATITUDE we will NEVER take what we get to do everyday lightly 😇
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We’ve taken your feedback on board (the feedback forms we’ve been asking you to fill out at our stores - if you haven’t pls do! It is so immensely helpful!)
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(Like when sooo many of you asked us to dim the lights at night and one of you straight out said it looks like a convenience store...ouch! 🤣 🏪
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We are even more determined to make things better for you! 👊💪🙏🙇‍♀️🙇‍♀️ Nalinis V2.0 here we come! 👩‍👧
Hi my name is Vidya if we haven’t met before. My mumma Nalini and I run Nalinis. ⠀⠀
👩‍💻—>👩🏻‍🍳4 years ago I swapped my business suit for aprons and pretty high heels for sensible comfy sneakers to work in the kitchen. ⠀⠀
Nalinis was my plan to escape my corporate career - (I used to work as a financial advisor in a typical corporate, high stress environment)👩‍💻👩‍🏫
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Before Nalinis, the maximum no of people I’d cooked for was umm 2!
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A mix of excitement to try something new, a bit of courage (which really is from naïveté), a discerning palate, crazy determination and sheer hard work has brought us to where we are now. I still have MILES to go ☺️
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I don’t have an ounce of entrepreneurial blood in me. I come from a family of conservative, very well educated professionals so this whole entrepreneur lifestyle doesn’t come naturally to me - but it has taught me it can be learnt! (Although painfully sometimes 😓)
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Here are 3 facts about me:
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💓 I have a double Masters - actually one legit one for which  I went to Uni and the other one is “Master of cramming a 30 hour day in 24 hours” 🤣 I feel like I’m the confluence of Aries meets Vata - I’m ALWAYS ON THE GO. Consequently feeling disappointed like you haven’t done much in a day ensues 😰 I’m slowly learning to slow down and yoga is my best medicine.
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💓 I have an extremely LOW tolerance for spicy food 🥵🌶🙅‍♀️. Yes there have been questions about my DNA! 😆🤷‍♀️
So it is very rare that our dishes will be 🌶🌶🌶 ⠀⠀
💓 Cooking and talking to you all, our customers are literally 2 of my favourite things in the world! In my previous jobs, this interaction was what kept me going and it is SUCH an honour that now I get to do it everyday. ⠀⠀
Thank you for giving us this platform to do what we love doing, teaching us to be better cooks, better business owners and better people. It is by far the hardest things I’ve done and I wouldn’t change it! 🤣
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PS: I also love statement earrings. They’re the only sensible as functional fashion accessory in a kitchen 🤣 ⠀⠀
So if you are a fashion earring brand, maybe sponsor me. I’ll literally walk with your earrings all day! 🤣
New flavors @chachasvegangelato are pretty 🔥🔥🔥
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🍧 Panacotta and strawberry cheesecake gelato with tamarind almonds (yes nor Yamato but tamarind almonds....sooo good!) OR
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🍨 Mocha with chocolate and coffee gelato, chocolate covered coffee beans, coffee soaked chocolate cookies 🤤🤤🤤
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Totally divided - can’t decide which ones we like more. ⠀⠀
Which one will you choose?
What better than a warming (maybe even crispy) to keep company on a cold winters night 🔥
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Probiotic sauces on a fermented bread stuffed with season warming veggies 🍅 🍠 🎃 🥔 ⠀⠀
Seasonal, Ayurvedic, healthy, gut loving eating at its best 😇
Love dumplings? Nalinis Yum Cha is on! Well not a full on yum cha, but these dumplings or Momos as they’re referred to in Nepal are so darn delectable 🤤🤤
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Our first exposure to these yummy things were when we visited Darjeeling and Momo stalls on the streets abound. We LOVED the cabbage and lentil flavors. ⠀⠀
Essentially, Momos are n East Indian version (although more popular in Nepal) of a dumpling with Indian spices and served with a (normally spicy) 🌶🌶 tomato and sesame chutney.
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Our version is a LOT easy on the spice - just the right amount to warm you up! It is definitely one of my favourites on the menu and I couldn’t recommend it highly enough.
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Available ONLY on our dinner menu and oh soooo delicious! ⠀⠀
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