Kutir – Chelsea

“Tikki” a bow, @kutirchelsea 🙌🏼⁣ {gifted}

It’s no surprise that @chefrohitghai is Michelin starred 😍 The way he refines traditional Indian food and injects flavour into elegant, beautiful dishes is outstanding 👏🏼⁣

Here’s what we ate:⁣

🌱⁣⁣Dhokla – apple, gram flour cake, roots, sesame⁣
💭So unusual! The cake is light & spongey, savoury but also sweet. There’s a tang from the pickled beetroot. The cake soaks up the flavours⁣
❓Order again? Yes⁣

🌱⁣⁣Morels – broccoli, wild mushrooms, turmeric, crisps⁣
💭 The shrooms are full of flavour! Lots of different flavours going on but the tanginess stood out⁣
❓Order again? Yes⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

🌱⁣⁣Lotus stems – sautéed kale, dumplings, vine tomatoes⁣
💭 The tomato sauce is to die for – reminds me of tikka masala. The chickpeas are crunchy & chewy. The dumpling is like a potato cake. Lots of ginger & bursts of pickled onions!⁣
❓Order again? Yes⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

🌱⁣⁣Aloo tikki – tamarind chutney, crispy potato cake, chickpeas, pomegranate⁣
💭Cake was cooked well & the chutney gives a lovely tanf. It’s not shy of heat – wow 🔥 love the pom seeds⁣
❓Order again? Yes⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

🏆Fave dish⁣⁣

🌱⁣⁣Rice – eggplant. Dumplings, chutney, pickle, curry leaf⁣
💭Arancini style balls packed w/ beaut spices. Light, not stodgy, crunchy – delicious!⁣
❓Order again? Yes⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

🏆Fave dish⁣⁣

🌱⁣⁣Aloo saag⁣ (seen in main pic)
💭 BEAUT. Thick, creamy, full of ginger. A good amount of spinach & a deep flavour – the right side of bitter⁣
❓Order again? Yes⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

🏆Fave dish⁣⁣

🌱⁣⁣Tadka dahl⁣ (seen in main pic)
💭 Good consistency, not watery, nice flavour
❓Order again? Yes⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

🌱⁣⁣Tandoori tori⁣ (seen in main pic)
💭 This was absolutely delicious. Light & fluffy and perfect to mop up the sauce from the lotus stems dish
❓Order again? Yes⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

🌱⁣⁣Pear – star anise. Melon, raisins, saffron, wine⁣
💭Divine! Subtle aniseed flavours, dreamy sweet samosa and pear cooked to perfection⁣
❓Order again? Yes⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

NB: I visited before the truffle drama so also had a truffle dish. I’ve contacted them to let them know about the issue.⁣
📍Location: Chelsea⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
🌾GF Options: Yes⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
🌱100% Vegan? No⁣
🏠Eatery: Formal dining⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
👩‍🍳Service: Great⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
📸 @thebigjolleyvegan & me⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
📦Leftovers: Lots, took them home⁣
🌍Sustainability: Metal straws⁣
🐶Dog friendly: No⁣
♿️Wheelchair friendly: No

Kutir is featured on my list of Best Vegan-Friendly Date Night Restaurants. To see the rest of the list, click here.

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