On a recent trip to Leeds I visited Trinity Kitchen. For those of you who haven’t been lucky enough to visit this emporium for foodies, it is essentially a large food hall located within the Trinity Shopping Centre. However this is not your average shopping centre food hall! There are a number of permanent cafes and restaurants offering Vietnamese street food, pizza, ribs, tortillas, posh fish and chips as well as a champagne bar. Alongside, stand a number of street food traders who are invited into the space, their vans are winched up into the building and in through open windows. The street traders change on a monthly basis and the variety during my visit was fantastic. This place is so good that I sent Michelle and her family there on their recent trip to Yorkshire.
On the day I visited it had to be Manjits Kitchen, a food stall cooking up delicious Indian street food. I could happily have eaten everything on offer, but settled on a paneer filled chapati wrap and a samosa chaat which I shared with my friend as neither of us could make up our mind. Delicious doesn’t even begin to describe this tasty fresh food. I picked it apart trying to see what was in it.
Sadly since returning home I’ve learned that Manjits van has been vandalised putting them out of action meantime! However some successful Crowdfunding has resulted in a new van so I hope to hear they are up and running again soon as the food is too good not to share!
I’ve tried to recreate the paneer dish ideal for those of you who, like me, love spiced food at lunchtime. However it can just as easily be served as a vegetarian dish or alongside other Indian dishes if feeding lots for dinner. I’ve included two chutney’s, a sweet tamarind chutney and a green chutney which I’d encourage you to lavish upon your wrap.