3/147 Latrobe Terr, Paddington
A reunion with old friends took us to this restaurant, where the menu has a remarkably wide range of vegetarian and vegan dishes, the latter specially marked. We began with an old favourite, onion and spinach bhajji, and something none of us had heard of, Harra Bharra Kebab, which comprises, just as the menu promises, fennel scented spinach, corn and potato; I’m not sure how this dish, two of its ingredients clearly of American origin, fits into the great scheme of Indian food. For main meals we went for the ever popular Bombay Aloo of potato and cauliflower, a pumpkin and spinach salan with mustard seeds and curry leaves, and another dish that was new to us, an Aloo Baingan Bagarey of eggplant and potato. A naan helped the vegetarians mop up the curries, a roti the vegan. Not only is the food at the Indus very good, but the breadth of the menu means that the most seasoned eaters of Indian food are sure to find new things. Beware, however; its justified popularity and the happiness of the diners creates a level of background noise that can make conversation difficult. Enjoy the food and talk outside!