Our Festival of Food 2017 journey continues at the British Raj. Located only 5 minutes outside the Adelaide CBD, this popular Indian restaurant is well known for hosting the Indian cricket team every time they’re in our city. Owner and Chef Suman Kumar has been running the business for the last 7 years and takes great pride in what he serves up customers. All the dishes are made from the freshest local ingredients, and time is taken on the presentation of each dish. More importantly, the food tastes great too.
Festival of Food diners get a choice of 3 entrees, one of which is the Chicken Tikka finished in the tandoor. The chicken is moist and succulent with lovely smokey flavours. It’s well seasoned and works perfectly with the crisp side salad.
There’s plenty of choice when it comes to the mains and you’ll certainly have a hard time deciding. An option that will please most people is the Aloo Baingan with eggplant and potato. This vegetarian curry comprises of eggplant, potato and tomato, all mixed together with a medley of Indian spices. The potato is soft and delicate, while the eggplant has a lovely smokey flavour. The curry is lightly spiced and will suit everyone.
Chef Kumar likes to dabble in other cuisines and offers the Beef Rendang with coconut milk and spices. Taught by a Malaysian friend, this dish is bang on. The cubes of beef have been slowly cooked and the meat simply falls apart. The flavours are just right and the thick curry sauce would work perfectly with a bowl of steamed rice.
A favourite among customers is the Lamb Mysore with coriander and dry chilli. A dish that is commonly featured in Indian restaurants in Singapore, this dish also makes an appearance at the British Raj. The morsels of lamb are meltingly tender and the tangy taste of the tomato paste is very comforting. The complex flavours of the spices really make this a must have dish.
The last main brought out was the Chicken Jalfrezy with capsicum, tomato and onion in special spices. This dish is a type of Indian-Chinese cuisine that involves frying marinated pieces of meat in oil and spices to produce a dry thick sauce. The result is amazing with chicken pieces that are juicy and succulent. The curry is lightly spiced with the natural sweetness from the vegetables shining through.
Festival of Food 2017 is available at British Raj from Monday to Thursday for $27, and from Friday to Sunday for $29.
Look out for the Festival of Food pamphlet in your letterbox or simply download the app to take advantage of this and other offers.
WHERE: 170 Henley Beach Rd, Torrensville