Parminder Singh's Indian Accent
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 < Back
I can’t seem to stay away from the innovative food of Indian Accent, sister of the famous Delhi restaurant that is the only restaurant from Inda to appear on the infamous “Top 50 Restaurant” list. This list actually has 100 restaurants but never mind. Tonight at the Albermarle Street version of Indian Accent I tried a selection of the bar snack nibbles. Rawa prawns were cooked in a semolina batter, which provided an excellent crunchy texture that went well with the slight sweetness of the prawns, which were themselves quite boldly spiced – a lovely dish (16/20).
A sequence of five hollow puris each had crushed potato and chickpea inside, and was set on top of a shot glass containing flavoured water to be poured into the poori shell. The five flavours were green chilli chutney, tamarind, pomegranate, pineapple and yoghurt. The pooris were very delicate yet crisp and held together properly when their contents were poured into them (15/20). A trio of cornets contained smoked and spiced aubergine, methi chicken and duck khurchan, which literally means the scraping from the bottom of the pan after the meat is cooked over a slow fire. These were impressive, the cornets delicate, the chicken suffused with fenugreek flavour, the duck spicy and rich and the aubergine pleasingly smoky (16/20).
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Mark Warren replied on Thursday, March 29, 2018
Don't know that one, Jem, but I'll definitely check it out next time I'm in Mayfair. Thanks for the tip!