Rasa – Stoke Newington & Mayfair

You may have guessed that my love for Indian food is second to naan 🇮🇳🍛
So, I’m sure it comes as no surprise that @rasarestaurants has been on my to-eat-at-list for a long time! 👀 I’ve heard that the Sunday traditional banana leaf lunch is even better so I’ll be popping back in to try that!

Here’s the low-down on what we munched:

🌱 Rasa Idli – Steamed urad dal (black lentils) cakes topped with mixed veg masala. Served w/ coconut chutney
💰 £4
✏️ HOW unusual. I’ve never had anything like this before. Spongey, sweet & delicious! .
❓ Would I Order It Again? Yes

🌱 Mysore Bonda – Potato balls laced w/ fresh ginger, curry leaves, coriander & black mustard seeds, fried in chickpea flour batter. Served w/ coconut chutney
💰 £4
✏️ Balls of soft potato goodness with just the right amount of spice and that chutney.. Oof 🔥🤤
❓ Would I Order It Again? Yes

🌱 Masala Dosa – A thin pancake made of rice & black gram filled w/ spicy potatoes & cooked w/ onions & ginger, served w/ sambar & coconut chutney
💰 £7.95
✏️ I know this is a super popular dish and it was tasty but personally, I prefer a curry 🍛 .
❓ Would I Order It Again? No

🌱 Rasa Kayi
A spicy curry made of beans, carrots, cauliflower, potatoes & simmered in a sauce of garlic, ginger & fennel
💰 £5.50
✏️ Absolutely beautiful dish 👏🏼 .
❓ Would I Order It Again? Yes

🌱 Nadan Paripu – A Kerala lentil curry made of mung beans & split yellow lentils w/ tomatoes, chillies & garlic .
💰 £5.50
✏️ This was thick and creamy but I thought it needed more spice .
❓ Would I Order It Again? No

🌱 Paratha – UPDATE: We thought this was vegan when we ordered it but have since found out that it isn’t 😔 mistakes happen but letting you know so you don’t do the same!
A Kerala speciality – Coiled wheat dough
💰 £3
✏️ Good LORD. Where can I get a lifetime supply? This is the lovechild of a croissant and a naan. Delightful.
❓ Would I Order It Again? Yes

📍 Location: Stoke Newington
🌾 GF Options: Yes
🌱 100% Vegan? No, veggie but has vegan options
🏠 Type of Eatery: Casual restaurant, independent business
💰 Affordability: Very reasonable prices
👩‍🍳 Service: Friendly & fast
🎶 Atmosphere: Relaxed
📸 @jolley_chris & me
📦 Leftovers: Nope

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