SPICY: Spice Market has opened in Kingaroy.
SPICY: Spice Market has opened in Kingaroy. Rhiannon Tuffield

Delicious food has spiced up Kingaroy

KNOWN for their rich textiles and furniture, unique window and door arches and classic interior, many Indian restaurants don't stray past the boundaries of tradition, but a new Kingaroy restaurant has arrived to spice things up.

Now open, Spice Garden hopes to strike the perfect balance between authentic Indian food and a modern interior while bringing the vibrant flavours of India to the South Burnett.

For the past two months, owners Chetan Talwar and Mandeep Singh have set up their new restaurant on Kingaroy St in preparation of its opening.

The pair originally discovered Kingaroy through work, but fell in love with the area and persuaded their families to make the big move from Brisbane.

"It will be a big change for us, but it's a beautiful place," Mr Singh said.

"We love Kingaroy and we're looking forward to bringing in our business to support the local community here."

The pair moved to Australia from Punjab, a region in India, just under a decade ago.

Although they haven't strayed too far from Brisbane, the pair are adamant they'll settle in to the region, particularly Chetan, who once made a home out of rural India.

Mr Singh and Mr Talwar hope to bring the region some of the tastiest Indian food you can get your fork around.

Mr Singh said food was cooked in a charcoal oven, giving it a traditional, smoky flavour deeper than a normal oven would.

Serving up the deliciously crispy onion bhaji pakora (onion fried in a mix of herb and chickpea flour), as well as old favourites such as the garlic naan, butter chicken and tikka masala, Spice Garden also brings an array of unique delicious Indian dishes such as slow cooked goat in a blended spice curry and lamb pasanda (lamb pieces marinated in a mixture of almonds, ginger and garlic cooked in mild creamy curry with cardamon and spices).

And you can't go past the gulab jamun (a soft spongy dessert that melts in your mouth) and the restaurant's special ice cream.

Spice Garden is open seven days from for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Opening times are 8am until 9pm.

Phone 41627905 for more information.