AUBERGINE CURRY WITH SIDES | JAI KRISHNA | £7.75

FINSBURY PARK | N4

aubergine curry with sides at Jai Krishna

aubergine curry with sides at Jai Krishna

Family-run Jai Krishna is a fantastic choice for lunch and dinner. Offering solely vegetarian Indian cuisine, I was pleasantly surprised by how satisfying each dish was.

Ornate wall lamps and paintings adorn red walls, and the buzzing vibe and animated staff set the backdrop for a menu I studied intently. 

I settled on a mash up of restaurant favourites with crispy samosas dipped in a mildly spiced tamarind sauce to start, followed by a tomato-based aubergine curry and moist pilau rice flavoured with cumin.

The best value option for a newcomer has to be their thali set menu for one - a popadom, mixed vegetable curry, tarka dal, beans or chickpea curry, rice, three poori or two chapati, yoghurt and mango chutney, all for £7.50.

Note - cash only with an ATM nearby, and it's BYO booze. Result.

Words and photography | Bisi Bajomo

 

Location
161 Stroud Green Road N4 3PZ

Opening hours
Mon - Sat | 12pm - 2pm and 5.30pm - 11pm

Tel | +44 (0)20 7272 1680

Last updated | 23rd March 2016