As it is famous for its vegetarian food we started with mysore bonda (or potato balls to you and me). The potato was supposed to be 'laced with fresh ginger, curry leaves, coriander and black mustard seeds and crisply fried' however what we were served was a bland and soggy ball of potato, which tasted more of cooking oil than anything else. We also ordered the kathrikka, slices of aubergine fried in a coriander and chilli batter, which were equally as unappetising. Both starters tasted as though they had been cooked earlier in the day and reheated in the microwave, although it must be said that both were served with a reasonably good salsa.
|Nadan Kozhy & Konju Thenga|
We ordered two curries, the nadan kozhy (a pepper massala chicken curry) and konju thenga (tiger prawns with coconut and green chilli), both of which were luke warm and insipid. It's not that I love spicy food and need a curry to be hot, I just want it to taste of something. I've never known Chris to leave food, but even he couldn't finish off either of the curries. The one saving grace of the meal was the crispy paratha, which really was delicious.