Chullah is a large Indian restaurant nestled among the shops at Wyatt Grove. We had a fairly reasonable takeaway recently and decided to return for a sit down meal.
The restaurant is constantly busy with takeaway orders, and the phone didn’t stop ringing, however we were the only diners in the restaurant.
The menu has an extensive list of vegetarian options, but they are not all vegan, and you have to specify if you don’t want cream, butter or ghee. Many of the dishes mention a cashew nut gravy but I don’t think that means they are dairy-free.
We chose the black lentil Chullah di dal, a Sabji Sada Bahaar – mixed veg curry, a methi naan and some rice.
The dal was a little sour and the sabji a little sweet, so together they made a good combination and were quite pleasant to eat, but I wasn’t keen on the dal on it’s own and I did wonder if the cream that they usually add would have tempered it a little. Maybe some coconut cream would have been a good alternative.
The methi naan wasn’t a lot different to a regular naan. I am used to the methi being integral rather than just sparsely sprinkled on top.
Rice was good.
So will we return? In common with many restaurants and cafes, it would be good if they offered coconut cream or Nuttelex alternatives to cream and butter. The food wasn’t unpleasant but it also wasn’t amazing – good average curry in an area where there isn’t a lot of competition. It’s worth a visit if you are passing.
Last Visit – July 2020