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5 Indian Restaurants in KL You Should Try

Vishal Bhaskaran

Vishal Bhaskaran

2020-11-13

Indian food is universally acclaimed, and for good reason. Liberal use of spices, a complexity that extends to both non-vegetarian and vegetarian options, and a distinct regional uniqueness that will never leave you bored.

Here in Malaysia, the Indian-origin community is significantly represented both in terms of population and influence in the cuisine available in this multiracial country. What that means for the foodie is that there are seemingly infinite options to satisfy your cravings. Check out the Fluxster’s favourites in the Klang Valley right here.

Big Singh Chapati

41 , Jalan SS 15/ 5a, SS 15. 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor

Big Singh’s chapatis are made right at the entrance, a statement of quality and the best kind of invitation to step it. Go in a larger group to order more dishes and share a variety of North Indian and Punjabi dishes, including the quintessential butter chicken, mutton keema and a selection from the tandoor oven. Throw in some palak paneer and chickpea masala for your five-a-day, and scoop it all up with the aforementioned chapati or some paratha, served hot and fresh.

Credit: Trip Advisor

12 , Jalan Kemuning,Off Jalan Imbi,Kuala Lumpur

This most unassuming name hides a decidedly unconventional experience. Flour is not merely an Indian restaurant with a twist, it throws the rule book completely out the window. If you’re looking for a fresh perspective on cuisine from the subcontinent, allow Chef Yogi to take you through a journey of lamb chops, coriander-based sauces, escargot and even vegan and gluten-free takes on classical bites and appetisers.

Credit: First Classe

Kayra

F-8, 1, Jalan Telawi 1, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Kerala cuisine is similar to that from Tamil Nadu, with a greater emphasis on seafood due to being a coastal state and greater use of coconut across a variety of dishes. Kayra is currently the hottest Kerala restaurant in Kuala Lumpur, with signature dishes including a mutton bone marrow curry with house-ground spice mix, mango prawn curry and a fish biryani featuring a whole seabass served alongside basmathi rice and a delicious coconut milk turmeric sauce.

Credit: Bangsar Babe

47, Jalan 1/10 Seksyen 1, 46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

No list like this would be complete without at least one banana leaf rice joint. Sri Ganapathy Mess can be found in Petaling Jaya’s Old Town — a mecca for good, honest South Indian fare with the elusive home-cooked feel. Head over on weekends for crab rasam, and be sure to try their fried mutton. Feeling adventurous? They make a mean goat intestine curry. OGs will know to drizzle crab curry on their rice and wash down the meal with a Bru coffee.

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MTR 1924

69, Jalan Thambipillay, BrickFields. 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

The gold standard in dosa, MTR 1924 is a Bangalore franchise that made it’s way over to the Little India of Kuala Lumpur, Brickfields. Whatever your dosa fancy (plain, masala, raava onion, the list goes on) they’ll do it — and well. Commence the event with a couple of vada then proceed to the main event with authentic green chilli chutney, hot lentil sambar and ghee, with a masala tea chaser.

Credit: The Malay Mail

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