I'm glad Russell also mentioned Satya. I previously lived just around the corner from the Sandringham Rd joint and would regularly take out of town visitors there.
They'd wander past the kitchens and look at the hangings on the ceiling and wonder what strange little cavern I'd dragged them into.
Then they'd pop a dahi puri in their mouths, the flavours would hit their palate, their eyes would glaze over a little, then they'd silently nod and reach for the next delicious morsel...
This really is an excellent post, thanks Russell. Greatly enjoying it!
You’re bang on, Rebecca. Shubh has lovely samosas, which used to make for a most satisfying walk home after jumping off at the bus stop immediately outside the shop. The curried carrot, pea and potato, wrapped up in a warm chappati, is delicious too.