curry affair – malaga

As a totally random lunch choice we ended up at Curry Affair in Malaga. Stepping into the eatery, the honest furnishing and lino covered tables confront the customer. Luckily, it’s the food that stands out! An eyewatering selection of curries dominates the counter, overflowing with chutneys and sweets. There’s a lot of variety – with quite a few vegetarian options.

I was pleasantly surprised to find that apart from the usual suspects of curry combinations and tandoori, they also served dosai! Dosai is made from a fermented batter of lentils and rice. In Perth’s weather, I have heard it’s quite difficult to perfect the dosai batter. I immediately ordered the dosai of course, in the hope of finding a good dosai, close to home.

The dosai was freshly cooked by the rather friendly chef on a flat, round griddle. Served folded on a thali with sambar, coconut chutney and a curry, the dosai was extraordinary. Crispy, oily and fragrant with coconut, it was exactly what I wanted my dosai to be, and more. The tender brisket pieces of lamb rogan josh and the bland sambar were just distractions to behold the golden disc of speckled batter. As usual the coconut chutney was deceptively firey, providing an extra spicey bang to each bite.

dosai 3

Crispy, crispy dosai, with lamb rogan josh, coconut chutney and sambar.

dosai close up

Definitely best eaten with fingers. =)

Love discovering food worth returning for. What a great find!

Curry Affair, Unit 2/11 Exchange Road, Malaga WA 6090 (can be seen from Alexander Drive)

T: (08) 9248 8235


p.s. Extra info on dosai:

» Wiki’s reference to dosai

» SBS Food’s dosai recipe

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  1. Upsidedown Cow

    Dosai is greasy but you won’t find many places that can do better. Curries are good if not a bit underwhelming.

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