THE Bundobust Christmas menu famously transforms the much-maligned sprout into a spicy festive centrepiece. This year, to help the homeless the Indian veggie/craft beer specialist have taken iton step further by putting their Sprout Bhaji on a butty.
From Monday, November 18 those bhajis will be on the menu at their Piccadilly Gardens basement venue. Deep-fried with onion, broccoli, fennel, caraway seeds and chilli, and served with a Desi-style cranberry chutney, they cost £4.50.
For £5,50 the bhaji patty comes in a brioche bun with red onion, kachumber sambharo, cranberry chutney and green chutney. That extra quid goes straight to the Bundo boys’ current charity partners. In Manchester this is Mustard Tree, who help combat poverty and prevent homelessness across the region.
As well as the bhajis, they will be serving a Festive Curry of winter vegetables in a warming, cinnamon and star anise-spiced tomato and coconut curry sauce. All these dishes are totally vegan. And if beer isn’t your festive tipple Bundobust are offering two cocktails – 'Naughty' is a spicy hot toddy while 'Nice' is an alcohol-free apple-cinnamon sour.
Bundobust, 61 Piccadilly, Manchester M1 2AQ. 0161 359 6757. All Christmas specials are available until December 23.