MissDissent (missdissent) wrote,

Review - Delhi ‘O’ Delhi

It’s Indian Jim, but not as you know it! From slickly redesigned street food to twists and turns incorporating Aussie produce, this restaurant impresses with dishes from India’s political hub.

A summery Khasta Raj Kachori ($12) – puffy besan and semolina pastry stuffed with curried potato and chickpeas, and drizzled with mint, tamarind and yoghurt – invigorates and refreshes your palate. It's a cracking vegetarian dish too - bags of flavour, exciting!

Your personal trainer will approve of the healthy yet tasty Salmon Charminar ($16) and...

...the fragrant Tikka Kukkad ($13), a yoghurt and spice marinated spatchcock cooked in the clay oven. Clever, gentle spicing lets the spatchcock flavour sing.

The heady aromas of cardamom and curry leaves leap from a well-balanced Mopala Murgh ($18).

The chef shows great skill in retaining the integrity of the main protein despite an avalanche of big flavours in both the creamy coconut Duck Karuval ($19) and the...

...tomato and Kashmiri chilli rich Goat Aloo ($20).

Coconut with Green Peas and Beans ($8)
is an inspired and essential side - and one I am definitely stealing to make at home. I suspect it would be even better if it was just the vibrant, juicy green beans.

A wholemeal Laccha Paratha ($5) tops a Garlic Naan ($4.00) in the bread basket.

Even the generous saffron and cumin infused Basmati rice in the Zafrani Pilaf ($3) had me smiling… though the fresh, house-made (sour lime) Pickle ($2) might be an acquired taste.

Cleverly chosen wines like the Finke El Origen Torrentes ($40) are a credit to the sommelier David Lacey. Popular for good reason!

Delhi ‘O’ Delhi
3-13 Erskineville Rd, Newtown
Ph: (02) 9557 4455

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Tags: food, wine
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