Sunday, January 13, 2008

Northern Indian Cuisine

Over a year ago, my cousin, J, introduced this little restaurant to us. From the outside, and even when you enter, you wouldn't think much of it. But the numerous awards lining the wall behind the cashier counter speaks volumes. Despite the awards, the owner/s choose to maintain the warm cosy atmosphere that imparts from this eatery. I was saying to hubby that they should do it up a little, but I guess the food is THE most important factor. We have been there 3 or 4 times, each time bringing with us guests who have thoroughly enjoyed every morsel of food offered to them. Even that time when we took the godparents and their boys and all the kids enjoyed the dinner very much.

Today, however, we went alone as I had this craving for Indian food after seeing HK blog about her tandoori dinner. But of course, ours was way unhealthy with everything we ordered covered in gravy. I don't know how they can say their food is healthy. Haha. We never even ordered any tandoori anything.

Princess decides that she wasn't going to eat anything this evening after we had ordered so many dishes. She was happy with her mushroom soup and papadam. She also loaded up on lime juice. Sigh. So it was left to me and hubs to try and eat as much as we could. I'm bursting now, by the way.

From left to right we have Delhi Butter Chicken (a specialty); Chicken Tikka Masala; Delhi Prawns (a specialty).

Delhi Naan.

Bharta, which is mashed eggplant.

And Kashmiri Pilaf Rice with dried fruits such as cherries, raisins, pineapples. Even this she refused to eat. I guess just not in the mood today for Indian, unlike her parents.

I heard from cousin that one of their mutton dish is very good but we don't take mutton.

I highly recommend this place if you are looking for good and reasonably priced food. We're lucky as this is the second time we've visited, that Citibank is having a promotion and we got 20% off the total bill. Try it out someday. Or better still, take advantage of the current discount.

Delhi Restaurant
60 Race Course Road
Singapore 218567
Tel: 62964585
Business hrs: 11.30am - 11.30pm

Reservations is advised as it is a small restaurant so if you are in a big group, I would suggest that you call in advance.


daphne said...

I like the sound of the pilaf rice.. and those dishes u ordered (Especially the mashed eggplant) appears to go very well with the garlic naan! arghh.. I'm craving for indian now too! haha

singairishgirl said...

daphne - Oh yes, I think the rice is great. We didn't have garlic naan today, just plain but garlic naan's lovely too. Haha, I pass on the craving to you. :P

Jori said...

papadams and dahl are probably my favourite Indian dish. Well, I like the tandori chicken, too, but for some reason it doesn't like me!!
Looks like you were treated to a well-deserved night off. Hubby must have known how you needed it. Good for him - and YOU. ;o)

Maya said...

Oh wow! Yum2! *Drool2* :p E good thing abt chicken tikka and butter chicken is E fact the E chicken pcs are baked not fried. 4get abt E cream and milk...lets convince ourselves tht its "healthy" :P N yah, thanks for sharing. I'm gonna try it sumtime. :)

WokandSpoon said...

Wow - that looks like a fantastic meal! You've just given me a craving for indian food too!

singairishgirl said...

jori - Oh really? Why doesn't the tandoori like you? Oh yes, it was nice of him.

maya - Hahaha, so funny. Ya, what to do? Must not think of the cream etc. Yes, do give it a try. It's very good.

wokandspoon - Oh yes it was. Hahaha, F, I'm sorry to pass on the craving. :P

lilltots said...

Thanks for the tip, food looks good! will try one day!

lilltots said...

D I just read the Thank you for the Bday pty help! you are welcome and I wish I cud do more! Always want to be there for you. Also sorry to read abt the lady who gave you a hard time abt leaving the party. AI Yah, there are all kinds of people in this world. Am sure u will put her out of yr mind!

singairishgirl said...

lilltots - Yes, yes, you have to try it.

Ya, well, I don't bother about it now.

Big Boys Oven said...

looks incredible delicious!

singairishgirl said...

big boys oven - Lipsmacking good!

Little Corner of Mine said...

WoW, that's a lot of food just for the two of you leh. Cannot "tar pou" ah? We love Northern Indian food too and I think we eat it twice a month!

singairishgirl said...

little corner of mine - Actually no lah. Photography always makes things look bigger than they are. The dishes are small and only few pieces of meat. It's just the gravy is very rich, but otherwise there were like 6 little prawns, and chicken also not many.