Inspired by owner Vivek Velmurugan’s favourite home-cooked meals, this new Banff restaurant serves real south Indian specialties (with the best dishes of northern India also represented). Chefs from India’s upscale Taj hotels prepare exotic cuisine such as idli, dosa, vindaloo and Madras curry. The kitchen has a tandoori oven and the menu includes gluten-free, halal and vegetarian options.
The décor at Indian Curry House features Indian art, gold hue accents and a bubble waterfall. There are comfortable leather chairs, high seats at the counter andwindow tables with Mount Rundle and historic Banff Avenue building views.
Appetizers: vegetable samosas; tandoori quail; pakora; coriander garlic prawns; chicken 65 (marinated in south Indian spices, sautéed with curry leaves); Ajwaini paneer tikka
South Indian Specialties (with sambar lentil-based stew and coconut chutney): dosa (crispy rice and lentil crêpes with choice of four toppings: masala, Mysore masala, butter chicken or egg); idli steamed rice cake; vada savoury doughnut
Drinks: Wines: bottles $25 to $35, house wine $35 litre, $7.50 to $11.50 by the glass; 10 choices include Canadian labels; bottled beer including Indian brands; house and premium spirits; Indian Specialty Drinks: kesar badam (almond shake), rose milk, masala chai, south Indian coffee, lassi yoghurt smoothies (mango and salted)