Freelance writer living on Brisbane's north side. Studied creative industries - currently studying library and information services.
Published February 23rd 2013
I like Indian cuisine. Delicious curry, buttery and warm, red, chicken, lamb, rice, chunky, herbs and spices... Indian dishes are good. My particular favourite is butter chicken. I know, it's a generic favourite, but I really like it.
There are plenty of choices available on the Santoshi India House menu. As well as my favourite dish, the butter chicken, you can order: chicken korma, chicken tikka masala, tandoori chicken, lamb rogan josh, tandoori burgers, spicy battered fish, curry wraps and curry pies. Yes, curry pies.
Curry meals can be ordered in snack size, regular or medium. You can choose any of the curries available on a bed of rice with a soft drink for $5, $7.90 or $9.90. A stand-alone tandoori burger will cost you $4.90, whilst a meal, hot chips and a soft drink costs $8.90. Santoshi India House stock soft drinks, juice, water and the all-time choice favourite: slush puppies.
Santoshi India House
Butter chicken from Santoshi India House is pretty tasty. I must admit it's not the best I've ever tasted, but I've had a lot of butter chicken in my short time here on Earth. The butter chicken is a mild curry with nice big bits of chicken and small sprinkles of herbs. The chicken is cooked well, succulent and soft, and the sauce is usually of a good consistency. The last time I had the butter chicken from Santoshi India House the sauce was a little on the runny side, but the flavour made up for it.
The rice is always cooked nicely – not too hard and not too soft. Trying to eat rice that hasn't been cooked long enough is just horrible, but Santoshi India House always dish out al dente rice with their curry meals. Either way I'm always satisfied with my butter chicken, whether I'm dining in or ordering takeaway.
Santoshi India House has both dine-in and takeaway options, like most other food venues within Westfield Shopping Centre food courts. You can carry your food off in a bag, or sit down (with or without a food tray) and chow down. One main thing that sets Santoshi India House apart from other stores, away from the cuisine of course, is the fact that it has a spice stall operating separate from the main food joint. Located in front of Supre, the Santoshi India House spice stall sells all of the spices you could possibly want in your attempts to recreate Indian cuisine in your very own home.
So next time you're out and about at Strathpine, drop into Santoshi India House and order your favourite Indian dish. Maybe you'll want to pop over to their spice stall afterwards.