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Chilli India

7 Aug

Indian is hands down one of my favourite cuisines.

The tantalising, exciting. flavours. The spice. The HUGE amount of vegetarian options that are always on offer. There’s nothing not to love about Indian food. (Okay not entirely true – I don’t love the huge amount of calories in every dish!)

I am always on the search for great, traditional Indian food after travelling to the subcontinent last year where I sampled some of the most amazing flavours!

It’s fair to say that Chilli India, tucked away in a little alley in Melbourne Central, is pretty close to what I ate abroad.

Don’t be put off by the simple cafeteria style seating, the best food is usually from the most simple looking places!

Indian food is usually correlated with thick, heavy curries and papadams, but there is so much more to this amazing cuisine.

South Indian food is one of my favourites – in particular dosas, which are thin pancakes filled with stuffing and are broken off in pieces with your fingers and dunked into sauces.

This is exactly what I ordered as well as my old favourite – eggplant masala.

Dosa

There is a huge selection of stuffings for the dosas but I picked the spiced egg and it was delicious!

Their eggplant masala is also the best one I’ve had in Melbourne.

Eggplant Masala

No Indian meal is complete without some saffron rice and garlic naan! Superb!

Naan

Saffron rice

If you’re up for some Indian, I DEFINITELY recommend giving this place a try.

I didn’t manage to get a photo this time, but order the chilli paneer as well – amazing.

Indian is the perfect cuisine for us veg heads- there are more veg options than meat ones which is a nice change!

Vegetarian options: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Decor/interior: 4/10
Service: 8/10

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