Review: Konkana

Named after the Konkana region of Goa, renowned for its seafood, this new Indian eatery specialises in all things under the sea.

There was no missing the freshness of the squid in my starter, the batter light and dry with a delightful kick of crushed chilli perfectly complimented by a mound of homemade sweet and spicy mango chutney.

For mains, I chose from the ‘Coastal Collection’, a section of the menu dedicated to ‘handpicked dishes from each major coastal region of India’. I was tempted by Kerala cod, inspired by the southern region where some of the world’s best spices are grown. Locally sourced cod was wonderfully fresh and the coconut sauce was well balanced by the sweet and sour flavours of tamarind. Piping hot roti dripping with ghee made the perfect companion, soaking up every last drop of the delicious sauce.

Mango kulfi was made all the better by way of a dusting of ground pistachios, while the Indian classic, gulab jamun, were fluffy and freshly cooked to order, releasing lashings of fabulously fragrant rose and cinnamon syrup with every bite.

30-32 Leven Street, Edinburgh

Sue Hitchen

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