Review: Mirchh Masala
Gabbi Briner | On 05, Jan 2015
Mirchh Masala is a genuine Indian dining experience in Woollongabba.
Nestled in the vast industrial estates of Woollongabba, Mirchh Masala is an interesting place. Situated atop an Indian spice and supermarket, Mirchh Masala sells ‘vegetarian Indian street food.’
There is no butter chicken or any other recognisable Indian foods in sight.Â We were the only caucasians in the restaurant – another clue which suggests its authenticity.
It could be likened to an Indian McDonalds, fitted out with red and white chairs, counter service, and a Bollywood DVD wailing in the background.
The friendly staff at the counter immediately recognised our confusion and suggested the Mirchh Masala favourites. These included the house specialty ‘Chole Batura’Â curry, the ‘Paneer Aloo Tikki’ curry, the Thali meal deal and, in a nod at their British influences, a Paneer toasted sandwich.
The Chole Batura was spicy and flavoursome. When dotted with the yoghurt and eaten with the prata bread, it was delicious. The Chole Batura was also featured in the Thali pack, pictured below. The Thali also came with a paneer curry, a dhal, flavoured rice, raita, prata and raw onion.
My favourite was the Paneer Aloo Tikki. Notes of chilli and coriander were prominent. The curry was made with chickpeas, paneer and yoghurt, which disguised a crispy potato hidden at the bottom. Pictured below is the two Paneer Aloo Tikki curries, the Chole Batura, the Bathura bread, and of course, a divineÂ mango lassi.
The paneer toasted sandwich was interesting. It was a fusion between nachos, a Western toastie, and components of a curry. Despite the cultural confusion, it was tasty.
If you’re still feeling hungry after reading this, then you should try their selection of Indian ice creams. We were too stuffed by the end to try one, but it is on our agenda for our next visit.
For a genuine Indian street food experience without leaving the city, try Mirchh Masala.
Where 3/110 Logan Rd, Woollongabba
When ThursdayÂ to Tuesday, 11am-9pm
Contact 3162 8194
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