40 Winterfeldstrasse, Berlin
What form do the vegetarian delights of Indian food take in Germany? The serve of onion bhaji at this suburban restaurant is enormous: the large pieces come on a bed of lettuce, grated cabbage and tomato with finely grated yellow cheese on top and three dips standing by, one of chilli and two dairy-based. Natraj thali comprises four bowls: one of chick peas with a few cubes of paneer that is quite mild by the standards of Indian food, one of vegetables, very much al dente, one of rice, and the final one a salad of tomatoes, cucumbers and rings of red onion on which pepper and green chillies have been sprinkled! This is Indian food adjusted to German tastes and, very obviously, appetites, and cries out for a glass of pils to wash it down. It may be a wee bit more expensive than some other dining options, but never mind, if you have the meal just described for your lunch you won’t need to eat for the rest of the day!
The nearest U-Bahn is Nollendorfplatz.