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Amaya — The Real Indian Food is a culinary journey of authenticity and fusion

Authenticity and modern sensibilities combine for an upscale dining experience

June 2007 marked the debut of Amaya, a restaurant founded on a simple yet profound principle: modernizing Indian cuisine without compromising its authenticity. 

Amaya distinguished itself by cooking with premium ingredients, maintaining traditional Indian cooking methods, adopting a distinctive interior design, and offering unparalleled hospitality. These elements collectively elevated Amaya into the sphere of upscale dining.

“We offer a unique blend of traditional and fusion dishes,” said Lovepreet Singh, manager of Amaya.

At the heart of Amaya's culinary philosophy is the celebration of traditional Indian flavours while also embracing modern culinary trends. 

Singh emphasizes the importance of fresh, locally sourced ingredients, which play a vital role in Amaya's cooking. The chefs, with experiences from prestigious establishments like JW Marriott and international restaurants, bring their rich backgrounds to bear on the menu. 

“The restaurant prides itself on our chef's expertise in creating dishes like naan bread, tikkas, kebabs, and innovative fusions such as mango chicken and paneer butter masala,” Singh noted. 

“These dishes, rich in both authenticity and creativity, are crafted to suit a wide range of palates, including those new to Indian cuisine.”

This has resulted in a variety of dishes that balance traditional cooking methods with inventive twists, catering to different dietary needs, including gluten-free and nut-free options.

One of the unique offerings at Amaya is its approach to allergen-friendly cooking. 

“The chefs have innovatively recreated classic dishes like butter chicken without nuts, making them accessible to a broader audience.”


A taste of India: Amaya’s specialties

Amaya's menu is a vibrant showcase of Indian culinary artistry featuring a diverse array of specialties. The selection includes curries, a cornerstone of Indian cuisine, each meticulously prepared with a rich blend of spices and herbs. 

The tandoor se offerings are a treat for the senses, featuring delicacies expertly cooked in a traditional clay oven, known as a tandoor, imparting a unique smoky flavour. 

Biryani, a fragrant rice dish, is another highlight, masterfully cooked with an assortment of spices and often paired with either succulent meat or fresh vegetables. 

Additionally, the menu features shareables, a collection of dishes thoughtfully designed for communal enjoyment, truly enhancing the dining experience by fostering a sense of togetherness.

Amaya is committed to offering the best quality food combined with a remarkable dining experience at affordable prices, said Singh. The restaurant offers a fine dining experience that resonates with both the authenticity of Indian culture and a modern aesthetic. This combination of excellent food, outstanding service, and an inviting atmosphere has earned Amaya rave reviews and a loyal customer base.

Amaya — The Real Indian Food in Barrie is a culinary destination offering more than just a meal. It's a place where traditional Indian cooking meets modern sensibilities, where every dish tells a story of cultural heritage and culinary innovation, and where every guest can find something to tantalize their taste buds, regardless of dietary preferences or culinary background.

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