Indian Spices, Restaurant Review (English)
I have long been a fan of Indian food, growing up in the Midlands, UK, a curry is a right of passage and since 2001, Chicken Tikka Masala has been the national dish of England. Since living in Gran Canaria, in the south, the north and in between, it has been very difficult to fulfil my cravings for good Indian food.
Last week I visited another Canary Island, Fuerteventura, to write a review about a hotel and happened upon a small commercial centre dedicated totally to restaurants. Tucked in the back I found Indian Spices, and was welcomed in by their very friendly staff.
We were served Poppadoms with the three traditional dips, Yogurt & Mint, Onion Raita and Mango Chutney, all delicious
From the menu, we ordered a Peshawari Naan, Chicken and Mango Curry, Paneer Tikka Masala and Pilau Rice.
The Peshawari Naan was light, crisp on the outside and with a lovely balance of coconut and almonds, sometimes this bread can be too sweet, but this was perfection. (18/20)
The Chicken and Mango Curry was tender and the spices came through well, pieces of fresh mango made a lovely touch. (18/20)
Paneer is an Indian fresh cheese, and works very well in a curry, the Paneer Tikka Masala had a lovely consistency, mildly spiced and a good amount of cheese. (19/20)
The Pilau rice was good, not over seasoned and a good accompaniment to the curries. (17/20)
After the main course, we ordered the traditional Indian ice cream, Kulfi. We tried both mango and pistachio flavours and both were delicious, the pistachio kulfi bringing back memories of my childhood in England. (19/20)
To end this feast, we ordered chai, a lovely milky hot tea spiced with cardamon, ginger and cinnamon. The perfect end to a perfect meal. (18/20)
Service was friendly and capable, and the bill came to only €35 for 2 people, including the desserts and drinks (we had water during the meal).
Indian Spices, with its lovely décor, serves food a cut above the norm, the cooking generally very skilful, and with a menu that ventures beyond the tourist trap norms.
The restaurant can be found at:
Centro Comercial Plaza Corralejo
Av. Ntra. Sra. del Carmen, 62