Tamarind Terrace is something of a boutique restaurant in Karama specialising in Keralite cuisine. Located on the ground floor of the Wasl Opal building on Street 26, its interior is beautifully designed with hues of blue combining with motifs and elements of Kerala’s colonial Portuguese past to create an ambiance unlike any Keralite restaurant I have been to in Karama. Thought has gone into everything, from décor to cutlery to menu. Everything except the exterior which looks like an afterthought.
The food is superb and very authentic. Highlights for me were the Chemmen Manga (Prawn Mango) Curry, Crab Roast, Chicken Paal Curry and the earthy (banana leaf wrapped) Mutton Pothi Biriyani. The appams were fluffy and light and for once made the chapatis I also ordered go to waste. Be prepared to eat with your hands (everything will taste better) especially the crab roast. Order the Pacha Moru to drink. It’s the most delicious yoghurt drink in the world.
Service is excellent – friendly, fast and hugely accommodating. I am a huge fan of this restaurant and definitely think it’s worth a try.
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