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Published July 14th 2013
This is one of my all time favourite places. It's a cosy yet bustling "local restaurant" type of place nestled in Harris Park amongst all the other Indian eateries, but is by far the best of them all. And yes, I admit it, I'm biased, but it really is! And it is very reasonably priced.
My Indian friend recommended this place to me and I have yet to find another place that tastes better, so that's enough for me to say it's authentic.
I always always have the tandoori chicken. It is served as an entrée on a sizzling plate in large pieces with bones. You can get this in half a chicken for $8.90 or whole $15.90. The chicken is tender on the inside, full of flavour on the outside and the plate gives it a slightly charcoal taste. Very, very delicious.
Recently I tried the chicken biryani after a friend described it as the best biryani in the world! It was delicious but not for the faint hearted, as it was very hot and I mean spicy hot because my tongue was burning a bit. I must say my tolerance for chilli is minimal but it was so good I kept eating, even though I had to keep drinking water.
In the end I got a mango lassi, which I also highly recommend. For those who can not eat chill but love authentic curry, I recommend having a mango lassi with your meal, it really helps.
I've also tried the curry puff, I think it's so-so. Tastes quite normal but it comes with a very interesting brown syrup type of sauce. It wasn't exactly sweet and had a tangy taste. Worth a try.
I have had the goat masala. I can say that was very very good but one word of caution, sometimes there's goat hair on the meat, the waiter explained it is very hard to remove so if you are unlucky, you can get a strand. That turned us off the goat dishes but before that experience we loved the goat curry. And the masala wasn't too hot, not even for me, but then again I had the mango lassi.
I've also tried the fish tikka masala. I'm not a fan of fish curry so I didn't really enjoy that one. I think other meat can bring the flavour of the curry out better.
For sides, we generally have plain basmati rice with our curry and plain naan which I think compliments the dish perfectly. There is a variety of other flavoured naan such as cheese, garlic, butter and lamb. We tried the lamb mince one before and it was really good but I think best eaten plain (without curry) as the waiter had recommended but we stupidly didn't listen .... The waiter and waitress were very helpful in giving recommendations so don't be shy to ask!
There is one dish that we have been meaning to try. On a previous visit, I unashamedly asked the table next to me what they were eating and they said Chicken 65. Yep. That's the name. I had to ask them to repeat it 3 times and went back to check the menu.
I still haven't tried it because there were only two of us and we couldn't tear ourselves away from our favourites