9 refreshing items on Bay Leaf’s menu you’ll love trying this summer


Bay Leaf mango lassi
A toast to Bay Leaf’s summer menu. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Summer in Birmingham is the perfect time for flavorful dishes and thirst-quenching drinks. Luckily, the menu at Bay Leaf Modern Indian Cuisine & Bar is full of tasty dishes you’ll love trying. Keep reading to find out what to order during your next happy hour with friends or lunch with your crew.

5 delish Bay Leaf dishes to try this summer

1. Chicken Malai Kabab

Looking for an app to split with the whole table? Try the chicken malai kabab—a melt-in-your-mouth grilled chicken marinated with yogurt, cream cheese and spices. It’s paired with a mint chutney you’ll want to try with everything—trust me.

2. Karari Bhindi

If you’re a fan of fried okra, you don’t want to miss the crispy fried okra on Bay Leaf’s menu. It’s tossed with herbs and spices and served in an edible lentil crisp.

3. Saag Paneer

Not a meat-eater? Saag paneer will be your new go-to on Bay Leaf’s menu. It’s a creamy blended spinach dish that’ll be hydrating on warm days. Paneer is a tasty vegetarian option that works well with any sauce, so you can make your favorite Bay Leaf dishes meat-free.

4. Chicken Korma

Don’t worry if you don’t love spice—Bay Leaf’s chicken korma has a creamy and mild sauce that’s totally tasty. Chef Z purees pistachios, almonds, cashews, yogurt and sour cream for a rich dish that doesn’t leave you feeling heavy.

5. Chicken Manchurian

Bay Leaf’s take on Chicken Manchurian, a popular Indo-Chinese fusion, features chicken covered in a sauce made of herbs, garlic, ginger and soy sauce. It pairs perfectly with rice and naan.

Don’t forget to top off your meal with a refreshing drink. 🍹

Nothing screams summer like light cocktails. Head to one of Bay Leaf’s two Birmingham locations and grab a spot on the patio to enjoy a sweet drink with friends. Their drink menu includes fun twists on classic cocktails including:

  • Mumbai mule — This take on the classic Moscow Mule with fresh ginger, turmeric, top-shelf vodka, ginger beer and orange has the perfect kick for a refreshing cocktail.
  • Piña colada — Does anything say summer like a piña colada? I didn’t think so. Bay Leaf’s piña colada is sweet and light, with Captain Morgan.
  • Nimbu pani — Combine fresh lime juice with Absolut vodka and crushed ice and you have a drink that’s tart and crisp.
  • Mango lassi — Looking for an alcohol-free option or a tasty drink that kiddos will love? You can’t go wrong with a mango lassi, a creamy drink of blended mango pulp and yogurt. It’ll cool down your body, so it’s perfect for hot Birmingham summers.

Whether you’re dining out on their patio or grabbing your meal to-go, Bay Leaf’s two Birmingham locations are ready to make your summer more delicious.

Ready to make dinner plans? Bay Leaf makes placing your order easy with online ordering and delivery. Check out one of their two locations in Birmingham and support local this summer.

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