Ganapti has a bit of buzz about it, it seems to be one of the growing foodie stops poping up south of the river. We started well with the Crab Thoran – this was an outstanding dish, with the heavy … Continue reading
Typically when a dish is written and written about like the Tayyabs Lamb Chops they end up being underwhelming, this is not the case here the Chops are as delicious as everyone says they are. An amazing charcol flavour and oh so tender.
The wednesday special of Shami Kebab was another story, these little lamb rissoles had the consisteny of baby vomit and tasted what I can assume is very similar. Never again.
Thankfully the above was the only a disappointing dish, the Dry Meat and Chicken Keema curry were delicious, deep full flavours. The Tandoori chicken was tender and sweet, the breads were good and the Mango Lassi delicious.
The service is shit but thats what you get for low prices and BYO so I can live with it.
The Samosas are light and deep fried, not fried then microwaved like so many of the places in Tooting. The grilled lambs chops are really thin but they taste pretty good, they would have been better if they were fatter and a little pink.
We asked for a hot lamb dish and were recommended the Saag Gosht Lamb, we looked at the waiter oddly when he made this recommendation as we were certain that this is not typically a hot dish. He assured us they could make it hot. They didn’t, I assume they were just trying to offload it. Having said that it was tasty and not overly oily, we enjoyed it.
The chicken korma and masala were also good dishes, bog standard but Mirch does them well. The places turns tables over fast and is BYO, a good indian. The Service is surly and absent but what do you want for less than £15 a head.
Sambar Vada – Lentil doughnut immersed in delicious lentil sauce garnished with onion and coriander. I don’t know why I continue to try these dishes in Indian places, they are always gluey chewy disappointments. Dosa n Chutny’s were just that.
Mysore Masala Dosa – Crepe with spicy potatoes and onion finished with spices from region of Mysore. The dosa on the other hand was great, freshly made, not too soft, not too crisp, a simple nice filling
Go for the dosa and skip the microwaved starters. Un Cojone!
The Roomali Chicken Roll was delicious, good amount of charcoal on the chicken, moist, nice bread with a crunchy salad, nicer than Mooli’s wraps. Also enjoyed the Black Daal, Lamb Boti Kabab (tender, great flavour) and Keema Pau (mince on toast).
Skip the Cheese on Toast (boring tasteless cheese) and the Paneer & Mushroom (again boring tasteless cheese).
Nothing to write home about, but a reasonable Indian in central London.
I’ve tried the Goat, Pork and Chicken Mooli, all are reasonably good, the goat is the most tasty, the pork is a little too strong and perhaps needs more salad, the chicken feels healthy but is still flavoursome. Would I go back? Yes. Would I prefer a burrito? Yes. Un Cojón!