Hansa’s Profile

The state of Gujarat, an area about the same size as England, is on the western coast of India. As with the rest of India, it is predominantly a Hindu state.

Hindus are forbidden to kill any living creature, especially for food, so vegetarianism has been a way of life from time immemorial. Over thousands of years vegetarian cookery has been developed into a delicate and precise art. This menu represents a very small selection of a vast and rich culinary heritage.

Our menu consists of Starters (Sharuaat), our own specialities, a section on vegetable curries (Lilotri) and Beans or Pulse curries (Kathor) and of course the sweets (Mistaan).

It has been our experience that if you each ordered a starter or our unique specialties to begin with, followed by a main course each, then you will have enough room to left for our mouthwatering and not-to-be-missed desserts to finish off with.

The emphasis at Hansa’s is on sharing and experimenting, so feel free to share your dishes and enjoy the meal together. There are no set rules on how to eat but I eat with my fingers.

Every dish at Hansa’s is freshly prepared to your order so please be patient, as it does take a little time.


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2018 – Best Indian Vegetarian Restaurant in UK – Daily Telegraph

2018 – “We guarantee that you’ll want to come back again and again til you’ve tried the whole menu”- Oliver- Yorkshire Evening Post.

2017 – Best Vegetarian Restaurant UK – LUX Magazine Food and Drinks Awards

2014 – Best Indian Vegetarian Restaurant in UK’ – Cobra Good Curry Restaurants Guide 2013-14

2010 – ‘Hansa you are the greatest Indian Vegetarian Style chef’ – Jean-Christophe Novelli – World Curry Festival – Leeds

2009 – ‘Best Vegetarian Restaurant in UK’ – BBC Olive magazine.

2008 – ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Leeds Restaurant Industry’ by The Leeds Restaurant Association.

2007 – ‘Curry Chef of the Year’ – Leeds Guide Curry Chef Competition

2004 – ‘Curry Chef of the Year’ – Leeds Guide Curry Chef Competition

2003 – ‘Asian Business Woman of the Year’ – Asian Business Development Network (ABDN)

2002 – Curry Restaurant of the Year – Leeds Guide Curry Chef Competition

2001/02 – ‘Leeds City Restaurant of the Year’ – Yorkshire Life

1988 – ‘Best Indian Vegetarian Restaurant in UK’ – Cobra Good Curry Guide.

Grand Master Chef Hemant Oberoi-Taj Oberoi Group, Jean-Christophe Novelli, Barrington Douglas and Hansa Dabhi at the World Curry Festival-Leeds 2010.