The great strength of Garnish of India is the hospitality of Ash, who goes to great lengths to ensure your meal is a success.
This makes Garnish a good spot for a group catch up.
Order 4 mains, 3 breads and 3 rice, 1 Raita to share for for 6 people.
Top choices include the Chettinad Chicken (from TAMIL NADU) A Spicy treat from the Chettiyars of Tamil Nadu $16.50
..and the Paneer Hara Masala – cubes of fresh cottage cheese cooked with tomatoes, spinach based gravy and finished with fenugreek leaves $14.50
The plain $3 or garlic naan $3.50 – Indian garlic bread that is baked in Tandoor
Aloo Paratha $4 – a wholemeal bread with a spicy potato filling
And the Mixed Raita $4 – Plain yoghurt mixed with cucumber & cumin
Steamed plain rice
The Chicken is the most tender, juicy meat, and a paneer dish is a good idea too, but other tasty dishes include:
BEEF HARA MASALA
Diced beef cooked to perfection in a spinach based gravy & flavoured with fenugreek leaves.
KUMBH MAKAI PANEER
Fresh mushroom, fresh corn, and dices of paneer a medium spicy preparation (really very good with fresh ginger too)
ERACHI VARATHADU –LAMB (KARNATAKA)
Tender lamb in a thick gravy made with the spices special to the region of Coorg.
It might also be good to try a Biriyani (and order one less rice).
Being upstairs and overlooking Garema Place, there is plenty of people watching to occupy young children.
Corkage is $8 per bottle of wine and Pappadoms are $2.
Ash very happily offers a 25% discount to holders of the Canberra Entertainment Book (up to $30 for one card).