Sitting on an unassuming part of Brunswick Street, Mukka is quietly serving up some of the most authentic Indian cuisine in Melbourne.
Run by two charming brothers, every dish on the menu has been inspired by family recipes. Familiar, rich curries including butter chicken, slow cooked goat curry and Matar Paneer (it’s a vegetable curry with cubed paneer cheese, so if you haven’t tried it what have you been doing?!) are addictively flavoursome, but it’s the humble street food menu which will tingle your taste buds.
We’ll fight like children over Mukka’s Tibetan Momos, a plump Indian dumpling full of potatoes and cabbage dipped in sesame chilli chutney. It’s also worth ordering extra of the Gobi 65 (it's never been easier to get your daily veggies in with cauliflower like this) and their signature, fragrant Banana Leaf Fish Fry. Don’t forget the garlic naan, especially if you’re dining with your bestie who is totally stuck with you, garlic breath or not.
Vegetarians, vegans and gluten-free foodies will be overwhelmed with options on the menu, including ultra-light, classic dosas and biryani cooked in traditional dum-style. Pair your feast with a homemade chai, lassi or Indian-inspired cocktail for the perfect Friday treat. Rose and cinnamon, mango or original lassis come with or without alcohol (we recommend the added extra of course), while cocktails include Rosey The Heartbreaker with tequila, rose syrup and lime juice over ice.
Fittingly, Mukka’s interior is as light and vibrant as the menu. Hanging plants, open brick and intricate patterns make Mukka one of the most enjoyable places to dine in Fitzroy.
Image credit: Michelle Jarni for The Urban List