Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Kalpna, Edinburgh

We are lucky to have the best Indian take-away in Edinburgh, Delta, just around the corner from us, but sometimes it's nice to go and sit down for a curry. Kalpna has been in St Patricks Square for a quarter of a century. Another place on our list that we have wanted to try for a long time but never quite managed, until now.
This family owned vegetarian restaurant is open for somewhat famous 'all you can eat' lunch from 12pm-2pm and for dinner 5.30pm-10.30pm. Make sure to book in advance to avoid disappointment as the place seems to be always busy.
My starter was Tandoori mix with broccoli, baby potatoes and Paneer, coated in a spicy yogurt marinade and cooked in a tandoor. The broccoli could have been cooked more but it was still a nice dish, with two interesting sauces.
For mains I chose Mughal Kofta: cheese, onion, nuts&potato fritters in a delicious hot spicy cashew nut and almond sauce, garnished with fresh coriander leaves and caramelised onion. We also ordered some pilau rice and naan bread that was to die for. All food arrived very quickly and was full of rich flavours.
When we arrived the place was empty but filled up in minutes and I was glad to see lots of Indian customers which is always a good sign. The only low point was that I found their staff a tad ignorant, bored looking and not so friendly... maybe they were just having a bad day? But still, I would definitely go back.
lots of sauce

mirror decorations on the walls

quick service

 2-3 St Patrick Square, EH8 9EZ - 0131 667 9890
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  1. I am a big fan of Indian food, always willing to try new places, and even try making the odd dish at home. Not with the same success usually. Thanks for the review.

  2. I like Indian food a lot, normally we just get a curry from 'Delta' takeaway or I will try to make one...