As you enter Delhi by the way, the aromas and spices of India fill your senses.
With a family run business, you are sure to have a winner. All the food was made the way its supposed to…with love, care and generations of knowledge.
To start our night, crisp papadums ($2.90) with a mint chutney was a must as we waited eagerly for the vegetarian entrée platter ($17.90). This is the perfect combination of starters when you can’t decide what to get. A large veg samosa (a fried pastry filled with potatoes and peas), onion bhajis (deep fried onion fritters) that were perfectly crisp on the outside, along with tandoori roasted paneer (indian cottage cheese), and lightly spiced mushrooms, capsicum and onions.
The starters only got us more excited for what was to come next.
Every dish had a distinct flavour and texture. Nothing was the same and we definitely had our favourites. We decided to take a step back from the most popular dishes and ordered Bukhara Murgh- a chicken dish; the Peshawari Lamb Korma – a lamb dish, and the Gymkhana Goat – a goats dish. With a variety of different meats and curries, we definitely got a good taste of what Delhi by the way could do with the flavours of the spices, giving every dish its own identity.
The Bukhara Murgh ($21.90) is a chicken dish that definitely had heat to it. The chicken was beautifully tender, and the spices, as well as giving the dish spice, gave the chicken flavour and depth.
The Gymkhana Goat (23.90) came highly recommended and although curries are where most of the flavour lies, the goat itself was rich and succulent. What made it even better was the spiced curry it was served in. With all the spices and flavours, it balanced out the richness of the goat.
The Peshawari Lamb Korma ($23.90), had subtle and elegant flavours compared to the other two dishes. The curry sauce was smooth and creamy, with cashew gravy and hints of coconut.
It was so good that the buttery naan ($3.90) was put to good use – scooping every drop of flavour from the sauce.
If all that wasn’t enough for the pallet, we ordered Saag Paneer ($18.90) to cut through the heat. Here, the fame goes to the spinach. Distinctly flavouring the dish.
The Khan Pualo ($5.50): Cumin flavoured rice garnished with cashews and raises. Popular at the Khan Market Delhi, and for a reason. With a generous portion, we indulged in the rice with the curries and on its own!
No Indian meal is finished without some sweetness. The mango and raisin kulfi ($7.90), an Indian ice cream was beautifully served and was bursting with flavour.
Whilst the gulab jamun ($6.90), golden dumplings served in sugar syrup were warm and delicate, hitting that sweet tooth craving without, surprisingly, too much sweetness!
The flavours and combinations of spices that was used for every dish showed off the skills and knowledge of the chefs at Delhi by the way. They allowed us to explore the flavours of the spice capital of the world, Delhi whilst on the other side of the world.
Delhi by the way
42 Kellett Street,
Potts Point, NSW 2011
Contributed by Nicole Dangoor, who dined as a guest on behalf of 2 Hungry Guys