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by Jonathan Phoon (subscribe)
I love trying new food and new restaurants. My other passions are Origami www.weekendnotes.com/origami-classes-japan-australia-friendship-association/ and Pokémon www.weekendnotes.com/pokemon-center-tokyo/
Published December 3rd 2018
Located within the suburb of Magill, Spice Shot specialises in offering a wide range of Indian cuisine. Their menu is quite extensive, featuring a combination of the typical Indian favourites along with some distinctive dishes not normally seen at Indian restaurants. Complimentary pappadums were provided to help sate our hunger while waiting for our main meals.

Meaning nine Jewels in Indian, the Navrattan Korma fittingly consisted of a mixture of nine types of dried fruits, nuts, fruits and vegetables. Despite the inclusion of fruits, the curry did not taste too sweet. The level of spiciness of the gravy was great for those not used to spicy foods. We also liked that all the vegetables that were used in the curry had the right amount of bite to them.

Spice Shot, Navarattan Korma, Adelaide
Navarattan Korma (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


Their Murg Malai Tikka Masala is a bit like a "deluxe" version of the familiar Tikka Masala, using gravy based on cashew nuts rather than the typical tomato capsicum gravy. The curry had a slight smoky taste from the chicken being char-grilled before being included in the gravy, with the cashew nuts imparting a slight nutty taste.

Spice Shot, Murg Malai Tikka Masala, Adelaide
Murg Malai Tikka Masala (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


A family favourite of the restaurant's owner, the butterfish used in the Sachinomania were of a good size and can be easily cut with a spoon. The gravy had a delectable buttery taste and a scattering of what seemed like breadcrumbs adding an extra element to the dish.

Spice Shot, Sachinomania, Adelaide
Sachinomania (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


The beef used in their Pepper Beef had quite a firm texture but was not too chewy. While the gravy did not taste too spicy at first, the pepper in the gravy delivered a delightful peppery aftertaste. While the menu stated the curry to be hot, the degree of spiciness was actually suitable for most tastes.

Spice Shot, Pepper Beef, Adelaide
Pepper Beef (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


Spice Shot's Naan had a light and fluffy texture and the plain flavour was a good foil to the stronger tasting curries. We were also delighted that the portion size was very generous. If you desire a richer flavour, you have the choice of having the Naan brushed with butter.

Spice Shot, Plain Naan, Adelaide
Plain Naan (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


Customers who choose to order their dishes for takeaway can enjoy various deals such as a curry, steamed rice, Naan and pappadums for only $16. Its location within a residential area makes it convenient for people living close to the restaurant to drop by for delicious Indian cuisine.

Spice Shot, Adelaide
(Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


Spice Shot, Adelaide
(Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
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When: 5pm-late
Phone: 08 8431 0115
Where: 38 Moules Road, Magill, SA
Cost: About $16 per main dish
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