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Definitive Reviews of London’s Indian Restaurants

Chourangi 8

Chourangi is a relatively new arrival on the London restaurant scene; it is another proponent of “modern Indian” cuisine. It boasts that it is bringing the “unexplored flavours of Calcutta” to London.

Our pre-starter snacks got things off to a good start: Crackling Spinach and a Smoked Chilli Poppadum selection. The former was reminiscent of seaweed as found in a Chinese restaurant.

We then had Paanch Phoran Lamb Rack and Chingri Cutlet, the latter being a sort of deep-fried prawn. These were good, although the rack was fairly modest in size.

Our mains comprised the two chicken curries on the menu: Daak Bungalow and Chicken Chaap, accompanied by Pulao rice. The Bungalow was the much better of the two. A couple of Kulfi lollies brought proceedings to a close.

You’re not going to find anything spicy in a place like this, but the tastes were good and we had plenty to eat. Service was very friendly but not overbearing.