Tabla Indian dining Experience Update

Following on from my blog last week about our impending visit to Tabla Indian Restaurant in Perth, for our volleyball night out. Well, what an evening. We were not disappointed. When we arrived at Tabla, there was a queue out the door and onto the pavement. I was worried that our table wouldn’t be ready and that we would have to join this queue, when I was almost chewing my arm with hunger.. However, our table was ready and waiting and the long queue was made up of people who had turned up without a booking and who were prepared to wait for a table!

Indian food

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We settled in to look at the menu, the choice for Vegetarians was pretty substantial. Table has an impressive AA rosette (the only Indian restaurant in Northern Scotland to have this).Deepak, the restaurant manager looked after us very well. Most of the group ordered beer or cider to drink, which serendipitously left only Anne and I to share the red wine. Call me strange, but I do like a robust red wine with Indian food. I ordered a starter from the street food section, an aubergine fritter with a beautifully spicy dip. My main course was an okra-based vegetable curry and the flavour was out of this world. This food was made with love and bursting with the taste of authentic hand ground spices.

 

Indian spices

While we were there we found out about the Indian Cook School run by Praveen Kumar.  The classes include Vegetarian and vegan cookery, Indian street style dishes, as well as South and North Indian styles. I’ve made a mental note to consider a day at cook school as a gift to various foody family members. Praveen Kumar is a regular on STV Live at five programme.