Wooohooo this is almost like 'live' reporting hehehe cos I'm gonna post what I had for lunch today. I went down town for an errand. Passed by big green signage that I couldn't resist walking into Santa Chapati at Jalan Tun HS Lee.
This was my lunch...
Walked up to the counter and told the Indian chap I wanna bungkus (take-away in Malay). I rattled off I wanted 2 chapatis and kheema (minced mutton curry with green peas). Aiks I saw the guy shook his head. "Kheema habis" (Kheema finished already in Malay). Sighhh very disappointed and it was only 1pm!!! This place serves one of the best kheema around.
So I opted for a dry curry chicken (sorry dunno the name in Indian) and some dhall to go with my chapatis. Whilst the chap was busy packing up my stuffs into plastic bags... goshhh I can't resist those yummy crispy pakoras.
So I told him I want pakoras too. Whilst he was packing them up, I reminded him that I wanted the chutney. He chuckled and said this ...
Chap: Wahh... banyak pandai makan!! Mau chutney ini. (Wahh... you're very good in eating to ask for chutney to go with the pakoras)
Me: Sudah banyak kali mari ma. (I've been here many times)
Made him damn kembang (proud) that a Chinese gal knows what she's ordering and the chap was kinda scooping me extra helping of everything hahaha... He scooped 3 pieces of chicken already and was ready for one more piece until I told him to stop cos I know I can't finish them all. True enough actually cos I managed to down one piece of chapati and 2 pieces of chicken. What am I gonna do with the rest?? Will think about it later.
I still have these yummy pakoras and chutney to snack on for tea. I know I'll be sharing these with my colleagues. This chutney is superb dip for the pakoras. From what I've tasted... garlic, chili and mint could be detected in it.
Hmmmm maybe I know why I can't finish 2 chapatis in one go cos I did not eat together with my hungry makan (eating) gang hahaha
Verdict... chapati (a kind of flat bread made of atta flour) was good but could be better if I eat it, there and then, off the griddle. Curry chicken was tender and not overly spicy. Thick dhall (a type of lentil gravy) which I liked. Pakoras are actually deep fried vegetables fritters made of chick pea flour. The slight tangy chutney dip is fantabulous to go with the fritters!!!
I had a great lunch today, what about you? Sorry about the crappy photos. I've used a FOC "play" mini digicam which doesn't focus well hahaha can only take photos from afar! OK time to get back to work!
Updated: Forgot to add on that all those costed me RM5.50 only!!!