9. Gulab Jamun
We were given poppadoms to start with, which were great. They were clearly freshly made with a good crunch, and the sauce was a delicious coriander and yogurt.
1. Dahi Puri
Dahi Puri are little deep fried ‘pockets’ filled with (usually) a cold filling with some cold soup inside, too. They are wonderfully fresh and quite sour. They work as a starter brilliantly as they open up your taste buds and get you ready for the next dishes.
2. Tandoori chicken leg
Two tandoori chicken legs were served up here for another ‘starter’, but should probably be a side dish instead. These chicken legs are huge! They have a massive amount of meat on them and the tandoori flavour is great. It has a lightly spiced coating, with a stickiness and sweetness that is a pleasure.
The lamb is clearly cooked for a long time at a slow temperature, allowing the fat to become silky smooth and tender. The meat breaks apart upon the lightest of touches and erupts with flavour in your mouth.
4. Lamb Buhna
The long-grain rice was cooked quite soft with a lot of dry spices, onion, garlic and ginger. It was lightly spiced, but very good. It was delicate in flavour, but even though it was delicate it did pair very well with the yogurt that was served, too.
5. Plain Nan
Nan bread is a must-order whenever I go for a curry. It is, without a doubt, the best accompaniment I could think of to go with a dish with lots of sauce. I will often eat with my fingers and use the nan to surround a piece of meat in the curry and mop up the excess, too. The nan here was not very thick or bready, in any way, it was more thin and crispy. But, it did have a bend with it and tasted very nice.
6. Garlic Nan
We also ordered a garlic nan which just radiated garlic aromas throughout the restaurant. Going out in the evening? Don’t get this for lunch. Don’t care about your breath? Definitely consider getting this!
Save the best for last? Well, the best of the main meal, anyway.
The samosa is filled with a curried potato mixture, and tastes delicious. I need to address the samosa here: It was awesome! I spoke to the owner and complimented him on how amazingly delicious the actual samosa is. There is no evidence at all of grease, in any way! It was truly special and unique.
Rasmalai is a traditional Indian dessert made from unripened curd cheese soaked in a host of Indian spices including saffron and cardamon. The consistency is slightly soft and slightly rubbery. It is very unique, but it is also very delicious.
9. Gulab Jamun
No34, Lane 171, TongHua Street, DaAn District, Taipei City