Saturday, April 16, 2011

AJ's Indian Restaurant

AJ’s does not need any introduction to the local community. Their outstanding blend of food and services has earned them many prestigious awards and a wide array of delighted customers. Among the awards that they have garnered include the 2010 I Love Food Award (NSW State Winner) and the 2010 Best Restaurant Of The Year.

Due to its convenient location (less than five minutes by car from Aunty's house to be precise), we have dined there a few times. Every time we do, we never fail to order their mango lassi.

We have also tried their Sabzi Pattie, a delicious, purely vegetarian entrée, which reminded me of something I had in Adelaide with Yu Sheng, Jeng Yie and their Bruneian friend a few years back.

For mains, we have tried their Aloo Gobhi, potato and cauliflower lightly braised with tomatoes, onion and spices...

... their Daal Tarka, a thick soup-like red lentil dish with a flavoured oil dressing...

... and their Pista Murgh, chicken simmered in a combination of crushed pistachios, yoghurt, cream and cardamom, something we ordered out of curiosity.

Instead of having rice like we normally do, we often opt for the Mixed Basket of plain, garlic and cheese naan to go with the mains.

We, especially Aunty, also enjoy their accompaniments of Pappadums and to be eaten with the Pappadums, Raita, chilled yoghurt with shredded cucumber.

If you live nearby, do give them a try but be sure to make a booking beforehand, as they can get very packed in the evenings. For Muslims, fret not, they serve halal meals.

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AJ's Indian Restaurant
58a Balaclava Road, Eastwood, NSW 2122
Tel: +61 2 9874 9090; Mobile: +61 421 363 697


Nava Krishnan said...

This is really exclusive fine dining Indian Restaurant, lovely food, wonder how much was the cost?

Chrys said...

It was somewhere between $25 and $28 per person for all that.