The iCOTM for August is another fine vegetarian dish at a great restaurant in the heart of Yotsuya. The Chef's Special Dal Tarka at Dipmahal was my eventual choice after perusing the menu for over ten minutes (so many great sounding options). I decided to go veggie, as has been the case a lot recently, and I was not disappointed.
The curry, ordered along with chapati and plain basmati rice (the only choice on the menu, which was a absolute joy to see) was filling and uplifting and a pleasure with every bite. The perfectly cooked lentils, combined with chopped tomato, onion, ginger, and spring onion were all blended together in a well-balanced creamy sauce, and the overall effect was satisfying and incrementally warming in this perfectly realized southern Indian dish.
I'd started off with a couple of Mysore Bonda and papad (with dip – yay!) and so with everything else on top I was quite stuffed by the end. There are so many other tempting options on the menu that I will be heading back very soon for some more. They have several branches, though, so I have fair bit of work ahead of me. Sure I'll cope.
Best Indian curry each month voted for by the JIMC team.