First opened in Melbourne, Daughter in Law has opened a second branch along Rundle Street in the Adelaide CBD specialising in Indian cuisine, some of which are quite unique. The dishes shown here were part of the lunch menu that was available during the summer months.
Their Lunch Thali provided a good opportunity to sample a selection of their dishes, consisting of a portion of their Unauthentic Butter Chicken, Lamb Rogan Josh, Aunty Dahl and Coconut Vegetable curries. Their Butter Chicken and Rogan Josh both had meats which was tender, with the Rogan Josh having a bit of a smoky taste. We also liked that the vegetables in the Coconut Vegetable Curry and the lentils in the Aunty Dahl curry still retained a bit of bite. The curries also complemented each other nicely, with the milder Butter Chicken and Coconut Vegetable being a good foil to the spicier curries.
Lunch Thali (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
Accompanying the curries in the Lunch Thali were rice, Raita, a Pappadum and Garlic Naan. For those that cannot eat meat, the Lunch Thali also had a vegetarian and vegan version.
Papadi Chaat is an Indian salad that is best described as being somewhat similar to an Indian version of Nachos. The pieces of deep-fried dough were fried to golden brown, with extra texture provided by chickpeas, shredded red cabbage and carrots. It was dressed in what tasted like tamarind sauce, mint sauce and raita, which brought everything together.
Papadi Chaat (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
The Balls of Happiness is the restaurant's name for Gol Gappa, an Indian snack consisting of a hollow round or ball-shaped flatbread known as Puri filled with various fillings. The Puri was light and crisp and the filling of raita and mint sauce gave the dish a refreshing flavour. It was served on a bed of deep-fried chickpea batter which had a delectable earthy taste.
Balls of Happiness (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
The décor of the restaurant gave it a slight formal feel. Its location on Rundle Street makes it convenient for those in the CBD that desire Indian cuisine that is a bit different from the norm.