Indian food is a joy. Indulgently delicious sauces, the delight of buttery naan bread, the heady spicy aromas as you open all the dishes when you arrive home. I do enjoy Indian. for my dinner. So last Thursday I had to head to the Galleria after work to pick up a new gym top so I decided it would make life easier to pick up something for dinner on the way home. So I got Indian in my head so went to Urbanspoon to see what Indian options were available in Morley. Pappadams Indian Restaurant was one of the first ones that I stumbled across and it had some very positive reviews. So without a website, a facebook page or pics of their food available I decided to give them a whirl.
Sticking with the usual suspects of what GG and I enjoy, as I left the Galleria and called through our order:
Butter Chicken ($18.90)
Lamb Rogan Josh ($19.90)
Plain Rice ($5.00)
Meat Samosas (3) ($7.00)
Butter Naan ($3.50)
I had to google where Pappadums was and it thankfully wasn’t too far from the Galleria so there was plenty of time after I called through my order for me to drive there. As I found out when I arrived, if I lived within a 4km radius of Pappadums they actually offer free deliveries for orders over $25, so lucky for locals.
Pappadums can be found behind Zivvi’s Italian Restaurant along Walter Road East. I walked inside and was greeted by some very friendly staff. They let me know that my order wasn’t far away. I asked them how long they’d been open and was told only a month now. They actually wondered how I had heard about them and I let them know it was through Urbanspoon. I asked if they had any take away menus and they gave me one but noted that it was a first draft and there were many other dishes on their full menu, which was available both take away or you could also dine in.
Soon enough I was being presented with my plastic bag of take away goodies and headed to the car. As soon as the doors were closed the amazing aroma of Indian herbs and spices filled the air. Yum!! I couldn’t get home fast enough! Thankfully I snagged a good run of green lights and was soon pulling into the driveway.
We set everything up on the table and noticed that two small dishes of dipping sauces had been provided along with two pappadums. Had to include their namesake I suppose :)
Everything looked and smelled amazing but the big test was in the tasting so I turned my attention to the samosas. Three generously sized pastry triangles were calling out to us! They were full of a well spiced mince and vegetable combination and the pastry was wonderfully light and crispy, and pleasingly where too oily. It was an added bonus having the mint dipping sauce and an Indian style chutney to sauce up the samosas. They have a lovely flavour, but they weren’t too spicy hot, which worked well for me.
The buttery naan looked lovely when we tore into the alfoil pouch for the big reveal. Can’t have Indian food without naan. Best way to enjoy all the saucy goodness!
The plastic containers with the other dishes were lined up and the butter chicken added some colour to proceedings with its bright orange tones. It all just smelled amazing, I could wait to dig in!
With my plate loaded up with a little of this and a little of that and tore off some of the naan to liberally dunk in the butter chicken sauce. Delicious! There was a slight sweetness to the rich flavoursome sauce and I thoroughly enjoyed it. There was plenty of chunky chook pieces within the sauce and it was cooked perfectly. The lamb rogan josh was similarly generous in the pieces of meat (which was wonderfully tender) and the sauce had more of a spicy kick than the butter chicken.
Ahh Indian food – you are a delight. Definitely a filling cuisine in terms of all the carby goodness of the rice and the naan and all that fabulous sauce and it is one of my favourites.
Locals to Pappadums count yourself lucky to be able to get this fantastic fare delivered right to your door! A delicious dinner option – to the phones!