A family-run Southside favourite serving freshly made, flavoursome vegetarian food from the Punjab.
This family-run affair sees several benches squeezed into a simple space. The food, unashamedly vegetarian, embodies the pure essence of the Punjab. Get things started with some vegetable pakora – the crunchy, chewy batter breaking to reveal wee green flecks of curry leaf and onion, and the unmistakable aroma of coriander seed. Everything here is made on site, from the samosas to the chutneys and pickles. This becomes yet more evident with a dish of channa paneer, the fresh blocks of cheese, yielding yet firm, among a sauce of curried chickpeas. Dhals and sabji may change daily, but there’s a reliable theme here – to elevate each pulse and vegetable to its uttermost. A brown lentil dhal is decadent and rich, perfect to be scooped up with freshly made roti, while aloo tikki sees fluffy balls of potato and cumin seed fried in gram flour then served with a cooling yoghurt sauce. A selection of handmade sweets, packed with sugar and cream, invite the eyes from the deli counter. Get on down – if you’re not fast, you’re last.
- High point: Authentically Punjabi cuisine
- Low point: Get down quick to secure a seat
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Children's portions, Wheelchair access
- Music on stereo: Soul and funk
- Capacity: 25
- Largest group: 25
- Open since: 2015
- House wine: No alcohol licence per bottle