Tucked away down a side road, nearly opposite Holiday Street and near Sai Communications and Snip salon, Kebabs & Curries is a little gem of a restaurant. It has a quiet, gentle ambience and the staff are very warm and welcoming. We have been coming here since it opened in 1999 and it has never failed us. Each year we look forward to it opening for the season, knowing that there will be a few new dishes to delight us along with all the old favourites.
A number of the appetisers are 'up market' versions of Indian street food, each beautifully described so that even someone new to the food would know exactly what to expect on the plate. This visit we enjoyed Dahi Batata Puris and Palak Pakodas but there isn't a dish on the list that we couldn't recommend. The appetisers, along with the tandoori dishes, make up a comprehensive list of starters.
For main courses, there is an excellent selection of seafood, chicken, mutton and vegetable dishes with a good choice of rices and breads to accompany them. The assorted basket is a good solution if you can't make up your mind on the breads. We particularly like cheese and chilly kulchas! Our bench mark dish for Indian restaurants is Dal Tadka and the one served at Kebabs & Curries sets the standard for all the others. It isn't actually on the menu this season which apparently is an over sight but it is definitely still available. There is a short dessert list and a good selection of liqueur coffees to complete your meal.
A lot of restaurants in Goa proudly boast that they specialise in 'Indian, Goan, Tandoori, Chinese and Continental food' and present you with a menu of scary length. This is NOT one of those places. They serve Indian dishes only, from all over India, but the menu is comparatively short and to the point. A little more expensive than other Indian restaurants in Goa but this is quality cooking.
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