Sometimes you can just get a craving for good Indian food, especially if you don’t eat meat. Indian food always has grea vegetarian dishes. Our absolute favourite is Palak Paneer (spinach and cottage cheese). We could not help but go back to Bombay Affair because it is local, friendly and great value. Here’s a little photo journey of what we ate and loved.
Chaats: This restaurant has a range of chaats, which are small savory snack (these are often served road side in India).
Without doubt this remains one of our all time favourite dishes. Smooth and tasty this spinach and Indian cottage cheese never ceases to impress. Green spinach looks so healthy and the taste is amazing. We love dipping our naan bread in and scooping up the spinach – getting hungry just thinking about it!
Some of our friends have a passion for Dahl and we have to admit this one was great. A little spicy but gorgeously smooth and tasty.
The spinach and cheese naan is wonderful with a lot of flavour.
Not pictured here but some of our group also had garlic naan and lamb curry.
Visited: 6 January 2017
Cost: $103 for food for six people sharing
Verdict: We still love it and will be back regularly; great value; great service
We were wondering where to eat and fancied something a little spicy and suitable for vegetarians. After a bit of a search we settled on Bombay Affair, located in Southport, Queensland. One of the reasons we love Indian food is that it really does provide the very best options for vegetarians.
The first appetiser that we had was particularly interesting. These were little mouthfuls of crispy pastry filled with some cheese and tamarind. Very much the sort of dishes you have to put straight into your mouth otherwise when you bite them you will have quite a serious mess!!
Other little appetisers included some little potato patties that were very interesting.
One of the dishes described on the menu as smashed Samosa really took a fancy. As it turned out, this was one of our all-time favourites and having been back to the restaurant again on two occasions this dish has been reordered several times.
Anyone who knows us will also know that if we go to an Indian restaurant is not possible for us to have a meal without ordering the Paalak Paneer. This version did not let us down. There was plenty of spinach and plenty of the Indian style cheese.
We are big fans of beautifully cooked rice, and this one lived up to our expectations. Cooked with some cumin seeds the rice was fluffy and plentiful.
On the side, we had some lentil dal – the dish was really tasty and went very well with the rice.
It’s really hard to go past the spinach and cheese naan bread. This bread was soft and filled with a wonderful combination of spinach and melted cheese. Truly delicious. We also had some garlic naan to those people who did not fancy the richer cheesy variety.
This meal was a winner and led to us going back on a couple more occasions. Even writing this blog makes us want to go back and enjoy another Indian meal at Bombay Affair.
Cost per head was about $ 20-25. We loved it and will be back again!