Basmati Rice Facts and Receipe

What is Basmati Rice? Basmati Rice is one of the favorite rice varieties in the world. Many times we tend to wonder how basmati got its name or what does the word ‘Basmati’ means. It is derived from Hindi which is the national language of India. Combined from words ‘Bas’ meaning aroma and ‘Mati’ Meaning Full of, Hence the word Basmati meaning “Full of Aroma”. Basmati has been referred and reported since early 19th century in India. Basmati is different

Hot and Spicy Indian Chai

Who doesn’t love a hot and spicy cup of Cha (Chai Tea) in rainy Victoria, Chai is a delicious way to feel warm and relaxed.  After serving Traditional chai for over 2 years we have always tried to learn customer preferences and their most favorite spices. We also have a few customer who have traveled all over Indian and feel we serve the best chai in Vancouver. Taking all the tiny detail into consideration at The Mantra Victoria location we serve 3 chai te

Tandoori Sizzlers

If there is an immediate comparability with the competitive spirit that Americans share over the original high quality of their barbeque sauce, it’ll be the implausible efforts that Indian cooks will go to in order to make theirs the finest tandoori marinade. Tandoori is among the extras in style styes of Indian delicacies, however to be in point of fact original the chef wishes the utmost persistence in allowing his produce to marinade to perfection, then...


I have to tell you I was absolutely blown away with my dining experience at the Mantra restaurant. Every dish was mouth watering and delicious. The flavours burst in my mouth. Every dish was unique and exceptional. I literally could not believe I'd found myself there. I have only tasted Indian food this good once before about 30 years ago in North Vancouver. The servers was friendly and attentive. I highly, highly recommend Mantra. Oh my goodness, I can't