Another Trip to Samy’s Curry at Dempsey Hill

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.

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You can dine inside.

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But we always chose the table outside where you can get this view of soothing green.

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The small glass of teh alia (ginger tea) is wonderfully milky.

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You can get a free flow of rice and the two vegetables of the day. It was potatoes and dhall this time.

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You can get more appalum (also known in Hindi as papadum) too.

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B likes the fried fish.

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I love the fried mutton.

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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.

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The restaurant is closed on Tuesdays.

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The pathway leading out where you can see banana trees. They probably get the banana leaves for the restaurant from these trees.

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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.

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5 Responses to Another Trip to Samy’s Curry at Dempsey Hill

  1. harlsmits says:

    That curry looks so fantastic!! I wish I could get some now. I’m sure it is completely different from any curry I can get in Los Angeles. I’ve never seen it served on banana leaves before. Do you eat with your fingers, forks, or chopsticks? I actually prefer a nice big spoon to eat curry so I can scoop everything up.

    • bookjunkie says:

      I eat with a fork and spoon because these curries tend to stain your fingers yellow. I think the curries in LA are probably not as spicy. I once saw a little kid jumping up and down after he had a bit of curry. After that I saw him gulp down glasses of water. I think his mouth was on fire, the poor kid.

      I tend to eat with my fingers when it’s South Indian vegetarian food and if I’m in the mood or if I have company. If my companion eats with a fork and spoon I usually do the same because it’s not as much fun to eat with your fingers alone.

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