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Jai Shri Krishna - Vegetarian Indian at Turnpike Lane

Dave MP Sep 19, 2009 04:56 PM

Ate here today at lunch w/ two friends - very friendly service and very reasonably priced at lunch.

Friends both had the thali, which at lunch is only £3.50 - includes 3 puri or chapati, pappadam w/ mango chutney, yogurt, rice, three veg dishes and a small salad and a sweet. Very good deal for the price, since it was a lot of food. The three dishes today were dahl, black-eyed-peas, and a mixture of eggplant (and some other vegetables, but I don't know what). The eggplant dish was, in my opinion, by far the best. Really tasty. The other two were nothing special. One friend requested a chickpea curry instead of the black eyed peas, and the nice waiter (and owner?) said this was fine. I didn't think it was any better or worse than the chickpeas.

Meanwhile, I had the masala dosa. It was good - and also priced nicely at £2.99 at lunch. Filling was fine, sambar was OK, dosa itself wasn't as crispy as I usually like, and I forgot to notice whether there is a different option for paper dosa, which I'd probably like better. But again, a good deal.

So, probably nothing to go out of your way for, but if you want some pretty decent good veg. Indian near Turnpike Lane, then it's worth a try. The owner is Gujarati, and I wasn't sure how much of a Gujarati influence there was in the curries - I don't know enough about Gujarati food to know. But I am quite interested in exploring the menu further, and it seemed like the owner would be willing to help point me in the direction of any house specialties.

Dave MP

  1. limster Sep 19, 2009 05:10 PM

    Cool, good to hear! Have you had a look at Chez Liline down the street? Really enjoyed their Mauritian-influenced seafood but it's been a while since I've been back.

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    1. re: limster
      Dave MP Sep 19, 2009 05:15 PM

      I've seen it, but haven't been there yet! I'll add it to the list

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        qnseats Sep 20, 2009 01:47 PM

        Chez Liline is down the road from Jai Krishna on Stroud Green Road. Jai Sri Krishna is on Turnpike Lane

        1. re: qnseats
          limster Sep 24, 2009 11:04 AM

          Many thanks for the correction -- I had missed that completely!

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