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Taste of India at Amrith

By Sanath Weerasuriya, Pix by Ranjith Perera.

Most of Sri Lankans prefer Indian cuisine, to any other culinary delights.Apart from Chinese food at every street corner, decent family restaurant with specialty dishes and quality service is rare to find. ‘Amrith Masala Talk’ Indian Restaurant at Vajira Road is one of the popular and much respected restaurants in town.

Specialized in South Indian cuisine, ‘Amrith’ has the ambiance of a typical Indian home. Amrith is a family oriented restaurant catering to all walks of life, who love to taste the different dished from all over India.

‘We cater different kind of food from all parts of India, Though, we are South Indian specialty restaurant, we have a wide selection of food varieties on our menu’ said Joseph Peter, the Manager of the restaurant Peter, a veteran hotelier, is capable of serving not only mouth watering and healthy food, but satisfying the guests need and wants.

‘Most of our guests are Sri Lankans and we get many Indian expats living in Colombo. Everybody loves our barberque delicacies and biriyani range. South Indian specialty dishes and North Indian culinary delights are our trade mark’ he added.

Tandoori section from the hot clay oven is popular among its guests. Tandoori chicken, Tandoor cheesy kebab, Rashmi kebab, Mutton chops barrah, Tandoori jumbo prawns and snacky delights from the fry pan are some of the popular items from the starters ‘The other attraction is sea food. People do visit to taste the Indisn seafood preparations’ Peter said.

Kalamari, chicken 65, chilli prawns, butter prawn and crabs are popular dishes at the Amrith. Mutton Chettinad , Chettinadu chicken, fish jalfrezi, bhuna mutton, typical South Indian chicken curry, prawn karaikudi, cuttle fish curry mutton chops in ginger are top favourite of the satisfied guests to Amrith.

Vegetarian dishes are too in much demand. ‘There are special dishes for vegetarians too at the restaurant. Dosai and other veg. stuff are the popular vegetarian food’ he added. The menu also comprises of Kerala specialty, bondas, North Indian non veg dishes, Chapathi rolls, Kolkota rolls and varieties of rice and naan dishes.

Reasonably priced marked and is ranging from Rs.120/- to 1200/- .

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