After a visit to the Parramasala festival to watch the entertainment and soak up the vibrant atmosphere, we were craving some delicious Indian food, and ended up at Anjappar!
We ordered three dishes – two South Indian dishes and one North Indian one. The Rava Dosa, a semolina savoury pancake with fillings, was the highlight – it was so crispy and flavoursome, lightly spiced with peppercorns and served with some very hot dal. The idly, which are plain rice cakes eaten with curry, were also quite good, but the chutney was a better accompaniment to the dish than the dal, which was too spicy for me to handle!
Finally, we had chicken tikka, which was the low point of the meal – it was very dry and the accompanying yoghurt dressing was bland and bitter. We struggled to finish it, and would definitely stick to South Indian dishes in the future!
The best way to access Anjappar is by parking in Westfield and walking down via the cinema exit. There was ample seating inside, and we were quickly shown to a table, which was lovely. All our food was brought out relatively quickly, but there was a 20 minute wait on the Rava Dosa, although it was well worth it!
While we enjoyed the South Indian portions of the meal, be sure to stick to those dishes, as the other options aren’t quite as appetising! The Rava Dosa is not to be missed – so defs give that a try if you’re in the Parramatta area!