Autumn-Winter Confluence Menu

The menu at DAANA is a celebration of traditional Indian cuisines, especially South Indian and Regional Indian food. Although traditional in the way the dishes are prepared, we present them in a contemporary style that showcases the urban Indian dining experience that will appeal to one and all.

This year’s Sping-Summer Confluence Menu showcases the harmonious blending of traditional Indian recipes with native Australian ingredients and the best seasonal produce. We have spent many months researching the flavour profiles of local indigenous ingredients. Recipe development and taste testing were crucial for finding the right balance between the distinct native ingredients and commonly used Indian spices.

This innovative blending is the first of its kind for an Indian restaurant in the Canberra region, bringing in a whole new dimension to innovative Indian dining.

The Confluence Menu is our tribute to our adopted homeland, Australia, it is a meeting, bedding down, a tucking in of our homes and their distinctive flavours. We have loved working on this truly special menu and we welcome you to Daana to ‘Tuck-in’!M.

~ Chefs Sunita & Sanjay



Daana's Tamarind Scallops [6pcs]

Pan-seared scallops in tamarind, garlic and Himalayan pink salt marinade, with honey-finger lime-coriander drizzle, curry leaf, and caviar

Soups & Starters

Enjoy a harmonious blend of native bush ingredients with traditional Indian cuisine

Rasam of the Day [Soup]

'Rasam' or 'Chaaru' are South Indian style broth. Enjoy a perfect winter warmer with a new flavour daily like pepper/ garlic/ pineapple and more!
• Ask your host what's on the menu today!

Gobi Kempu Bezule [6pcs]

Crispy rice-batter fritters of cauliflower with curried onions. Served with Davidson's plum chutney, and date-tamarind chutney

Daana's Pao Bhaji Fondue*

Mumbai Pao Bhaji with a twist- ‘Bhaji’ - spiced mash veggies in cheese fondue, chopped onions. Served with buttered herbed bread bites
• Extra Pao $2.50 [*Gluten Free on request]

Karvupullai Podi Paneer [6pcs]

Indian cottage cheese fingers tossed in spiced curry leaf- lentil chutney powder, with bush tomato-onion chutney, bush tomato pearls

Appa's Kunju Addai [4pcs]*

Mini rice and mix lentil pancakes. Served with tomato-native pepper-berry thokku, flax seed-coconut chutney, white butter and palm jaggery
• Vegan on request

Seafood 'Puyabbaise'- Soup

An Indo-French mixed seafood, veggies soup from Pondicherry ~ similar to classic French Bouillabaisse, with a hint of lemon myrtle

Coconut Prawns [6pcs]

Crispy crumb fried prawns in spiced coconut flakes. Served with lemon myrtle- sweet chilli jam

Gongura Lamb Chops [4pcs]

Flame grilled lamb cutlets in 'Gongura' sorrel leaves marinade. Served with pickled veggies, beetroot-yogurt, and spicy mint-coriander chutney

Kundapur Kori Ghee Roast [6pcs]

A tranquil coastal town on India's culinary map! Pot-roasted chicken in spices with ghee.