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Roti Chai’s two-pronged attack on anonymous Indian tucker begins upstairs, with a ‘street kitchen’ dealing in the snacks and street food that brighten everyday life on the subcontinent. Bhel-puri
and dhokla cakes, transit café curries and cartons of Frooti are served in funky canteen surrounds – though it’s not so casual that you can’t get a lychee teapot martini. Downstairs in the softly
lit but ‘somewhat industrial’ dining room, layers of spice are carefully built around premium ingredientsand neat touches extend to a roti of the month. Top picks from the starters are crunchy
palak papri chaat and deep-fried ‘chicken 65’ loaded with fiery heat, while the house takes on pork vindaloo and butter chicken set a gratifyingly high standard; the dhal is ‘excellent’, too. Look
out for Monday evening supper clubs with special menus. (Note: the contact/price details above refer to Roti Chai Dining Room.)
My all-time favourite food, Pani Puri (Or Golgappa) is rather unflatteringly referred to as ‘cold mint water in a dough shell’ by a close friend. It is technically correct, but the hit of spiced water (pani just means water) with the creaminess of mashed potato, a bit of sour tamarind chutney and the mildness of chickpeas, all stuffed into a crispy shell gets my mouth watering every time. I’m almost tempted to stop writing this now and go on a hunt!Visits to family in India were always celebrated with the wider family sitting down to a Pani-puri binge and competitions were had to see who could put away...
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Although situated in a rather strange location on Portman Mews South, a street which I had never noticed before despite its proximity to Oxford Street, Roti Chai is an inviting restaurant with an enticing front window, as well as an exciting interior.Read more Â»
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Although situated in a rather strange location on Portman Mews South, a street which I had never noticed before despite its proximity to Oxford Street, Roti Chai is an inviting restaurant with an enticing front window, as well as an exciting interior.Created by Rohit Chugh, Rot Chai has the aim of bringing quality all day Indian street food to the bustle of central London.There are two floors to this restaurant, each with a different purpose. The ground floor ‘street kitchen’ is a large bright space situated for casual and quick dining. The menu here offers a lively selection of Indian street food...
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When I hear about a promising Indian restaurant in London, my heart flutters thinking about all the great Gujarati food I was brought up with ranging from spicy biryani’s, soft fluffy dhokla, tart okra curry and of course the crunchy yet succulent savoury samosas. For me, there is no greater comfort.Roti Chai is both a restaurant serving the usual curries but upstairs the dining area is reserved for the street food menu. Traditionally, having a large spread with various different dishes and sharing the joy of eating is what Indian cuisine is all about and leaving with a half-empty stomach is not an option....
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My obsession with Indian food continues. My friend Dawn, who is to blame for this obsession, recommended that I try Roti Chai Street Kitchen as its somewhere she goes to frequently with her husband’s Indian relatives and is as good as their grandma’s cooking apparently. Is there any better testimony than that?Roti Chai was started by Rohit Chug. He began his career in food at The Cinnamon Club in Westminster and then setting up sister-site Cinnamon Kitchen; he had a strong desire to showcase the food he grew up eating and so went on to open his own restaurant in 2011. Located on a quiet mews just behind...
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