Planet India

12 Sep

Looking for authentic vegetarian Indian food? Or just fancy a change?

My friend Mark recommends Planet India on 4-5 Richmond Parade (Tel 01273 818149).

A cross between a cafe and restaurant this, Brighton institution serves freshly cooked food from the Gujarat province of India. They do not use curry sauces or pastes. All curries are cooked slowly in large pots, and hence have have a unique taste, full of flavour and intensity without being greasy, heavy or over-rich. The owner is on hand to help you choose your dishes and makes helpful suggestions if he thinks the dishes don’t complement each other.

Mark recommends the Dhai bhel puri – a famous Indian street dish, and their half and half portion main courses (where you can sample two dishes). There is also a wide selection of beers from micro breweries.

Prices are very reasonable.