A family-run Southside favourite serving freshly made, flavoursome vegetarian food from the Punjab.
This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.
Another Indian restaurant opens with another claim of providing authentic home cooking. But this time it really is different. Ranjit Kaur, a Punjabi woman who has been cooking samosas and sweets for Asian weddings for years, has opened a modest deli and café in order to share a few of her dishes. The menu consists of a daal and a sabji (veg) dish of the day plus a couple of chickpea and homemade paneer dishes, various fried snacks and a selection of Punjabi teas and coffees. This is not the place to come for a riotous evening of beer and butter chicken, but rather to discover wholesome comfort food, delicate spices and piquant pickles. The light and subtle paneer pakora consists of two thin strips of cheese sandwiching ginger and onion slices, coated in gram flour batter, while the three-dish Punjabi thali is a delight – don’t miss the pickled ginger on the side. And chai with a couple of gulab jamun make the perfect finish. The cheery staff make all comers welcome … an added bonus to the terrific food.
- High point: Lime, chilli and salt pickled ginger
- Low point: Wooden tables and chairs … may need a few cushions in winter
- Notable dish: Punjabi thali
- 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