Moti Mahal

Shop 20, Altone Park Shopping Centre,
Altone Road, Beechboro
Ph: 9279 4411

On this particular weeknight, my friend and I ventured to Moti Mahal in Beechboro. Moti Mahal has on offer Goan style Indian cuisine to take away only.

Moti Mahal is run by a friendly couple who are happy to explain their various dishes on offer. The bain marie contains a selection of appetising curries and the fridge contains a variety of pickles, sweets, and snacks on offer.

What I like about this place is its homestyle cooking. Whilst waiting for our food, I was rather impressed at the selection of spices that sat in huge canisters on the shelves that must be used to cook up this great food. I hope so anyway and it certainly doesn't look like they are displayed only for show!

Prices are very reasonable. Meat curries are all $10.90 and include mango chutney chicken, beef vindaloo, and lamb korma. Vegetable curries are $6.10 and include aloo gobi matar (potatoes, cauliflower, and green peas in a lightly spiced tomato curry), sambhar dahl (red lentils cooked with mixed vegetables, tamarind and spices), and aloo bhaji (potatoes fried with onions and aromatic spices).

We decided to order a combination 1 meat, rice and 1 vegetable for $7.35. We selected the lamb rogan josh (diced lamb in a rich spicy curry with tomatoes and yoghurt) and aloo bhaji (mentioned above). We also ordered a mix of 2 vegetable curries for $6.10 and a sheek kebab roll (marinated beef mince rolled in a paratha with coriander and mint salad) for $3.65.

The curries and rice were delicious and were just the right thing to warm us up on a cold night. The sheek kebab roll, although not huge in size, was rather tasty and had obviously been carefully marinated to perfection.

Moti Mahal is open Tuesday to Sunday, lunch from 11.30am to 2.00pm and dinner from 4.30pm to 8.00pm. To sample some of their special menu items, visit Moti Mahal on a Saturday night or Sunday morning to order their dosa (a type of Indian bread made from lentil and rice flour). Their dosa is thoroughly recommended!

Rating: 8 out of 10.


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