We offer traditional authentic South Indian recipes in a warm and welcoming friendly atmosphere. We take pride in every aspect of your visit from food to service and hope you will enjoy your time with us in our family-run restaurant. Many of our dishes are unique to us and passed through generations to bring you something a little different here in Chorlton just outside of Manchester
“It’s a homely, heartening dish – exactly what Saju wants to give people at Amma’s Canteen.
“When I was looking at opening somewhere I wanted to eat, I found in the UK there’s not much Indian home food,” Saju says.
“This is just like the menu inside our house. If somebody comes to my house it’s what I like to cook for them.”
His friends must be knocking his door down for dishes like this; short of an invitation round, the rest of us will have to content ourselves with Amma’s.
Emily Heward – Manchester Evening News
“Yet Amma’s is a joy.
I like everything about Amma’s, actually. The contrast between location and food, the sun-kissed flavours of every dish, the way Saju comes out and chats to everyone about their meal, quizzing them about what they like, what they’d change, is great.
Plus Saju’s wife Ganga is doing a great job front of house. . “
Ruth Allan – Manchester Confidential
“DEFINITELY. On a first visit to the South India restaurant opposite Southern Cemetery we chickened out of their signature version filled with spinach and red kidney beans because I have an aversion to the latter.
A colleague calls it ‘inspired’.
I found inspiration of my own in the standard Masala Dosa with its ample filling of crushed potatoes and cashew nuts inside the vast, lacy, crisp rice and gram batter crepe.
Taste of Manchester – Neil Sowerby
Falafel like famous Madras street snack and red cabbage coleslaw.
Lentil donuts simmered in one pot lentil & vegetable broth.
Slow cooked chick peas, chilli, green mango, coconut & lime, served chilled.
Spicy Manglorian cauliflower. Okra yoghurt dip.
Dim sum’s filled with garden vegetables. Smoke chilli & shallots. Poor man’s dip.
Crispy okra stuffed with nuts, lentils and spicy hummus.
Indian cottage cheese tossed with red chilli sauce and spring onion.
Lentil and curry crusted king prawns served with a curry mayo dip.
Famous fiery bar snack from Chennai.
Chicken cubes with famous Indo-Chinese sauce.
Slow roasted beef, crushed pearl onion and coconut.
Mussel meat, chilli spice coating, sand roasted peanuts.
Chicken wings, tamarind & palm sugar glace.
King prawns, whole red chilli, crushed shallots & coconuts.
Most famous Indian street food served with spicy hummus and slow roasted tomato compote.
Filled with crushed new potato and cashew nuts, ghee drizzle.
Chilli flakes, garlic,Sauted spinach and red kidney beans.
Hand minced chicken, roasted cumin, crushed coconut andTravancore spices.
Pulled beef, button onions, coconut slivers & Malabar spice.
Sambar 1.95 / Coconut chutney 1.35
Rice & lentil Indian griddle pizza served with spicy hummus and slow roasted tomato compote.
Onion, tomato, coriander and green chilli.
Sautéed cabbage, beetroot and spices.
Sautéed Paneer, garden peas & cheddar cheese.
Hand minced chicken, Travancore spices.
Pulled beef, button onions & Malabar spice.
Sambar 1.95 / Coconut chutney 1.35
Tellicherry black pepper lamb layered with fragrant rice, caramelised onion, nuts, ghee and spices.
Jackfruit layered with coconut rice nuts, saffron and spices.
cauliflower in thick onion and tomato Masala
Spicy Manglorian Pannercurry,roasted red chillies,coconut milk
Stuffed okra, roasted seasame & peanut gravy.
Spicy Manglorian Chicken curry,roasted red chillies,coconut milk.
Sea bass poached in mild spiced coconut broth.
Black pepper, sautéed onion spice & chicken.
Malabar spiced home style Beef curry.
Slow cooked lamb scented with smoked garlic & mint.
Prawn and cauliflower thick onion and tomato Masala.
one pot vegetable and lentil stew
Basmati rice flavoured with coconut
Basmati rice lemon and turmeric seasoning
steamed basmati rice
Basmati rice, lamb stock and aromatic whole spices
Basmati rice, chicken stock, ghee Golden onion and aromatic whole spices
2 soft savoury rice and lentil pan cake
All-time favourite potato wedges with gunpowder dusting
Indian style coconut pesto dip.
2 Flaky Malabar style Indian bread
Poached plantain with palm sugar glace and vanilla ice cream.
Rasamalai topped with cardamom cream, pomegranate seeds & nuts.
Mini gulab jamun, carrot halwa and Kulfi ice cream.
Vanilla, Strawberry & Cream, Raspberry Ripple and Triple Chocolate.
(V) – Vegetarian (VF) – Vegan Friendly (GF)-Gluten Free
A SERVICE CHARGE OF 10% WILL BE ADDED TO YOUR FINAL BILL.