The South Indian banana leaf curry here is so good, but I hope to not be tempted to return in a long time. Why you ask? Because it’s ruining my diet. I always overeat. Sorry to tempt you as well, but here are the photos. I would chose this branch of Samy’s curry over the newer ones – just look at all the gorgeous green! Great atmosphere and the trees shelter you from the heat. You can read about my last visit in an older post.
You can dine inside.
But we always chose the table outside where you can get this view of soothing green.
The small glass of teh alia (ginger tea) is wonderfully milky.
You can get a free flow of rice and the two vegetables of the day. It was potatoes and dhall this time.
You can get more appalum (also known in Hindi as papadum) too.
B likes the fried fish.
I love the fried mutton.
And we both always have the masala chicken which can set your mouth on fire. It was really spicy, even for me, but I loved it. When it comes to chilli I am masochistic. It’s ok to suffer for spice, just have a glass of water by your side. Actually the milk in the tea helps even more.
The restaurant is closed on Tuesdays.
The pathway leading out where you can see banana trees. They probably get the banana leaves for the restaurant from these trees.
Some Indian people use the flower of the banana for curries as well. My mum tells me that my grandmother used to, but my mum never acquired the taste for it.