Rasa – Stoke Newington & Mayfair

You may have guessed that my love for Indian food is second to naan ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ›
So, Iโ€™m sure it comes as no surprise that @rasarestaurants has been on my to-eat-at-list for a long time! ๐Ÿ‘€ย I’ve heard that the Sunday traditional banana leaf lunch is even better so I’ll be popping back in to try that!

Hereโ€™s the low-down on what we munched:

๐ŸŒฑ Rasa Idli – Steamed urad dal (black lentils) cakes topped with mixed veg masala. Served w/ coconut chutney
๐Ÿ’ฐ ยฃ4
โœ๏ธ HOW unusual. Iโ€™ve never had anything like this before. Spongey, sweet & delicious! .
โ“ Would I Order It Again? Yes

๐ŸŒฑ Mysore Bonda – Potato balls laced w/ fresh ginger, curry leaves, coriander & black mustard seeds, fried in chickpea flour batter. Served w/ coconut chutney
๐Ÿ’ฐ ยฃ4
โœ๏ธ Balls of soft potato goodness with just the right amount of spice and that chutney.. Oof ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿคค
โ“ Would I Order It Again? Yes

๐ŸŒฑ Masala Dosa – A thin pancake made of rice & black gram filled w/ spicy potatoes & cooked w/ onions & ginger, served w/ sambar & coconut chutney
๐Ÿ’ฐ ยฃ7.95
โœ๏ธ I know this is a super popular dish and it was tasty but personally, I prefer a curry ๐Ÿ› .
โ“ Would I Order It Again? No

๐ŸŒฑ Rasa Kayi
A spicy curry made of beans, carrots, cauliflower, potatoes & simmered in a sauce of garlic, ginger & fennel
๐Ÿ’ฐ ยฃ5.50
โœ๏ธ Absolutely beautiful dish ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ .
โ“ Would I Order It Again? Yes

๐ŸŒฑ Nadan Paripu – A Kerala lentil curry made of mung beans & split yellow lentils w/ tomatoes, chillies & garlic .
๐Ÿ’ฐ ยฃ5.50
โœ๏ธ This was thick and creamy but I thought it needed more spice .
โ“ Would I Order It Again? No

๐ŸŒฑ Paratha – UPDATE: We thought this was vegan when we ordered it but have since found out that it isnโ€™t ๐Ÿ˜” mistakes happen but letting you know so you donโ€™t do the same!
A Kerala speciality – Coiled wheat dough
๐Ÿ’ฐ ยฃ3
โœ๏ธ Good LORD. Where can I get a lifetime supply? This is the lovechild of a croissant and a naan. Delightful.
โ“ Would I Order It Again? Yes

๐Ÿ“ Location: Stoke Newington
๐ŸŒพ GF Options: Yes
๐ŸŒฑ 100% Vegan? No, veggie but has vegan options
๐Ÿ  Type of Eatery: Casual restaurant, independent business
๐Ÿ’ฐ Affordability: Very reasonable prices
๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿณ Service: Friendly & fast
๐ŸŽถ Atmosphere: Relaxed
๐Ÿ“ธ @jolley_chris & me
๐Ÿ“ฆ Leftovers: Nope

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