Sometimes it’s nice to stay in the ol’ neighborhood! And Diva #1 is lucky that one of Montreal’s best Indian restaurants is in Ville St-Laurent. Kuljit India is your typical BYOW hole-in-the-wall Indian restaurant. Inexpensive and delicious, we keep coming back for more. Diva #1, Sweet Pea and P’tit Soeur love enjoying a low key night at Kuljit India.
We love the vegetable Pakora at Kuljit India, these Indian style fritters are the perfect appetizer. At Kuljit India they are made with onions, potatoes, spinach, ginger and garlic, amongst the usual Indian spices. They are coated in chick pea flour and deep fried to perfection. They are served with a mint yogurt sauce and a sweet chilli sauce, which we also use as sauces for their samosas.
The samosas at Kuljit India are divine! They are vegetarian and stuffed with potatoes, peas, onions and more delectable Indian spices. Indian appetizers are heavy but that didn’t stop us from licking the plate of butter chicken clean. At Kuljit Indian the butter chicken is cooked in a clay pot over with fresh tomato sauce, cream and tons of Indian spices. It’s our dish at Kuljit India, and though we were sharing everything, this dish was the first to be devoured.
Similar to the butter chicken, we ordered the lamb korma where the lamb is cooked in fresh tomatoes with more of that cream and Indian spices. The meat is braised at high heat before being slow cooked at a low temperature. The lamb at Kuljit India is very tender. We also enjoyed the chicken madrasi that was the spiciest of the three dishes but it also had coconut to offset the heat. We chose medium spicy for all of these dishes, but you can inform your waiter how you like it.
Of course we ordered the usual basmati rice and plenty of naan bread. We chose traditional naan but they had other options like garlic naan or spinach naan. Inexpensive and delicious, Kuljit India serves traditional Indian food at a very affordable price. If you’re in Ville St-Laurent check out Kuljit, this hole-in-the-wall will surprise you, and don’t forget to bring a bottle of wine!
Our Review: Splendid
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