The decor is modern but also traditional so no flocked wallpaper or a Bollywood sound track but definitely has that Indian flavour with the mural on the wall and the intricate patterns stencilled on table tops and other surfaces.
The menu is not as extensive as the more traditional curry houses but I don't mind that as there's certainly more than enough to tempt us. And it's pretty vegetarian and vegan friendly too so something for everyone. I like that there are choices of individual plates with sides and also plenty to share.
- Spicy lamb chops marinated overnight in a special blend of lime juice, warm dark spices, ginger and garlic served with a kachumber salad and coriander chutney
- Tandoori marinated mushrooms cooked in the tandoor oven served with a kachumber salad and coriander chutney
- Smoky eggplant and pea dosa (light crepe made from fermented lentil and rice batter) servied with samber dal and coconut chutney
- Chicken tikka masala
The chickent tikka masala is described as butter chicken's big brother that is more intense and spicier with capsicum and onions in the sauce. It comes in an earthenware dish which is a contrast to all the other mirrored metal plates and bowls and has a fiery red colour to it with no unappetising oil slick on the top and I'm so pleased to see that the sauce is thick and not like runny gravy as is disappointingly the case with Indian food in Australia. The chicken thighs are chunky and there are lots of them so it's a generous serve and yes there's definitely some heat there but I love the tomato based sauce what doesn't taste overly rich or creamy. It's delicious with the rice and naan.
I think my only slight quibble with this meal is that the size of rice and naan is a little small but absolutely no complaints about the food and the friendly service. It was also quick which works for me and the whole meal was just very satisfying. I am glad you're close by Mukka!