With all the rave reviews about Indian Temptations, I came here with very high expectations. I turned a blind eye to the fact that it was a suburban take away store with limited seating, and that the poorly ventilated establishment meant that I would be leaving this place smelling like my meal. The ordering system is unique with customers writing down on a small piece of paper exactly what they wish to order. The offerings are fairly stock standard with all your western style Indian favourites.
The Garlic Naan came to the table freshly made and piping hot. The fresh garlic was dyed orange to show it was there and certainly made an impact. The naan bread was a decent size, and was crisp and slightly charred.
The Butter Chicken consisted of marinated chicken cooked in tandoori spices, tomatoes and a dash of cream. The serving size was certainly generous and probably double what you would normally get elsewhere. The chicken thigh pieces were well marinated, tender and succulent, and the sauce was thick, creamy and full of flavour. The sauce was so good the meat was really optional. Having said all that, the thigh pieces weren’t prepared properly as I encountered sinew in my morsels of chicken.
The service was fairly average, but that is what you would expect from a take away store. The atmosphere was relaxed, even with the steady flow of customers walking in and out. The pricing is very reasonable with my meal costing me $14.40 in total. Looking at everything else on the menu, the most expensive dishes are the seafood curries which under the $17 mark.
Is this the best Indian eatery in Adelaide? It is certainly the best when it comes to value for money due to their generous serving sizes. With the exception of the sinew in my Butter Chicken, the dish was certainly up there.
I would certainly come back to this place if I was in the area, but I’ll remember to wear clothes that are in need of a wash.
WHERE: Shop 3, 490 Main North Rd, Blair Athol