Punjab'n de Rasoi
- Telephone 07865 895022
- Food served Wed/Thu 11am–4pm; Fri/Sat 11am–8pm. Closed Sun–Tue.
- Average price £7.95 (set lunch); £8.50 (evening meal)
- Website www.sikhsanjog.com/blog
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This review is taken from the current (2013) edition.
Expectations need to be reset before visiting Punjab’n de Rasoi as it’s a tad different from your typical Indian restaurant. Established in 2010 as a means to empower Sikh women, this community-run café at the bottom of Leith Walk serves traditional, Punjabi cuisine in friendly, if slightly Spartan surroundings. The startlingly cheap evening set menu runs to just five starters and three mains (lunchtime has added snack options) but neither the chicken tandoori salad nor the generously filled veggie samosa disappoint – the latter being particularly enlivened by an accompanying spicy carrot chutney. The home-cooked mains of chicken and fish curry are by no means large but both sauces have a satisfying depth of flavour and leave the mouth tingling. Punjabi favourite gajrela (think sticky carrot cake) is a great way to finish the meal. That both it and the chutney can also be bought to take home is testament to their appeal.
- High point: Great-value food means supporting this worthy cause is a no-brainer
- Low point: Choice is limited, especially in the evenings
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Live music
- Music on stereo: Indian pop and traditional Indian music
- Capacity: 30
- Largest group: 30 (or 50 for standing buffet)
- Open since: 2010
- BYOB: £1 corkage
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