The new Kera-la-carte Indian on Courtenay Place gave us the best Indian we’ve had in a good long while recently – light, tasty, fresh and more refined-feeling than most Indian around.
The food is centred on Kerala region in Southern India, one of the first spice trading areas with early Portugese and European influence.
The Uzhunnu Vada savoury donuts were outstanding, and the butter chicken had more flavour layers than any I’ve had before.
The chip fiend’s Chicken Chettinadu with spicy, aromatic chili’s hit the spot too. As did the Kallappam fluffy pancakes with crispy edges, made from fermented rice batter. Excellent on their own, and more excellent when used for the requisite mopping.
Don’t let this under-stated wee restaurant fool you (but maybe pass on the salted lime soda, that was just a step too weird).
Lunch and dinner Tuesday to Sunday.