20 Nov Tadka Boom!, Melbourne CBD
Light, fresh and healthy might not be adjectives people typically string together in the same sentence as Indian cuisine. Mother and son team, Lalitha and Ashwin Rajan, aim to bring contemporary Indian food to the Melbourne food scene. The bright white, yellow and turquoise colour scheme helps reinforce this theme and makes it a comfortable place to spend breakfast or lunch.
Coming in to get some takeaway, I ordered Kid Kaboom and Mr Parker’s Prawns, both with the brown basmati rice and lentil dahl. After being slow-cooked for 15 hours, the lamb was tender and flavourful. I also really enjoyed the rice which was seasoned nicely and had soaked up much of the lovely sauce. The prawns were also tasty without the spices being overpowering.
Tadka Boom! represents something different to the CBD and is certainly worth a try.
22 Goldsbrough Lane
Melbourne, VIC, 3000
(03) 9600 1633