Love Lyrics By Amaru & Bhartri.Hari
Translated by Greg Bailey & By Bilhana
Edited and translated by Richard Gombrich
"On her head jasmine, on her face a blossoming radiance,
On her body sandalwood stained with kunkum,
On her breast a slight lustful languidity, utterly lovely.
A piece of heaven has arrived."
The small and delightfully beautiful 'Gujarati Rasoi' restaurant is my pick of the best bunch from the last few months. I can sense a whole lot of love, dedication and commitment towards communicating their central values through serving excellent traditional Indian food.
This is the kind of place that radiates warmth and charm whatever the season may be. We had Papri Chaat, Thepla, and Binda, Butteta, Khaddi ne Bhat - okra with potato slices, tempered with cumin, served with rice and Khaddi - a savoury soup made with yoghurt, spices, ginger and curry leaves. Check their weekly changing menu to find out more about their main dishes. For dessert, Shrikhand balanced the meal nicely. A simple and sensuous creamy pudding with cardamom, toasted pistachio and saffron, served with Rava Puri, an Indian shortbread.
Find them at Borough Market on Friday and Saturday; Broadway market on Saturday; Exmouth Market: Monday to Friday.
Visit the restaurant for lunch on Thursday and Friday from 12pm - 2:30pm or for dinner from 6pm - 10:30pm Wednesday to Saturday, or for breakfast/brunch, coffee and chai on Saturday from 11am - 3pm.
10c Bradbury Street
Tel: 0208 616 7914
Source: Gujarati Rasoi