The traditional and non
Situated within the Heartland Town Centre in Mississauga, Avani Asian Indian Bistro serves up just that—traditional Indian cuisine alongside Indo-Chinese favourites. Commonly known as “Hakka”, these dishes are a fusion of Chinese and Indian recipes. A contemporary space with a fireplace at its centre, Avani is both good for groups and romantic dinners, adorned with lovely tapestries, stone patchwork, and lofty arches.
Classic indian plates
From the traditional side, appetizers span chicken tikka, chaat papri, samosas, pakora platters, and tandoori-flavoured chicken wings. From the tandoor oven, Avani proffers an array of plates—from kebab samplers (with chicken, lamb, boti, and reshmi), salmon tikka, rack of lamb, Afghani-style rock lobster tails, red snapper, and marinated mushrooms. Numerous curry dishes abound, and a large selection of chicken, vegetable, lamb, and seafood dishes dapple in korma, vindaloo, palak, and masala varieties.
South asian fusion
For the more adventurous, the Hakka portion of the bill of fare provides many interesting twists on contemporary Indian cuisine. Chinese-inspired snacks range from chilli-fried calamari, spring rolls with sweet chilli sauce, and dry chilli chicken with ginger, garlic, and onions. As for mains, try the chicken or vegetarian Manchuria, a plate of wok-fried battered chicken or veggies finished with ginger, garlic, and chillies. Another interesting option is the Szechuan-fried shredded lamb, served with carrots, celery, and scallions. Paneer is available fried in Szechuan sauce, chow mein comes with mixed vegetables in a chillies, garlic, ginger, and soy sauce, while fried basmati rice is proffered with egg, soy, and ginger.