Interesting Indian variation
Posted on 09 / 10 / 2007
This branch of Nataraj is located in a basement, down a flight of stairs, and provides Indian vegetarian food. But, if you were expecting South Indian food, or any of the vast range of vegetarian dishes from that subcontinent, you'll be in for a surprise. As is so often the case in east Asia, the food here is heavy on the fake meat.
There are a number of good-value set menus, but this time I opted for à la carte. I started with the gluten tikka. I've never had tikka before, as British curry houses only do meaty ones, and was intrigued as to what it tasted like. My omni partner nicked a piece and said it was very accurate. My main course was spinach with plain rice. The spinach was tinned, but nicely spiced, and there were lumps of gluten to break up the texture a little. My partner had a mushroom and mock chicken dish, with fried rice and a garlic naan.
All in all, Nataraj provides a good facsimile of British Indian food.
keeps the omnivores happy, friendly, English spoken
ingredients out of tins