Tharavadu is the hottest Kerala cuisine in Leeds- well it’s probably the only Kerala cuisine in Leeds, but it’s so hot we haven’t been able to get a table in there on the past few attempts.
Finally we had a Saturday lunchtime and the place was much emptier than we had seen it before. Kerala is a state in Southern India, India is very big and full of variety. Variety is the spice of life, and Indian food is very spicey. But I managed to find something tasty and not-too spicey on the menu, and reaffirm my belief that Indians make the best bread.
We got a starter of poppadoms, fried plantain, and something else tasty with pickles. And for mains I got the Mutter Paneer (Cheese and Peas), and boyfriend got chicken curry, we shared plain rice (alas the more interesting rice had secret nuts in so boyfriend would have died if we’d had those), and a couple of Poori. Poori are some kind of wonderful inflated fried bread pockets, boyfriend said it look like a puffer fish, and then he tried to stab it.
It was very yummy, and we were stuffed so no dessert. The service was good, although the decor had been undermined somewhat by the Christmas decorations- stars and garlands yes, pictures of Santa no.