I’m always on the hunt for great Indian food. Today I’m sharing my discovery in the hope that we won’t all flock there on the same night. If you don’t already know about the Singh Cafe in Wellesley, you’re welcome.
Recently, my husband and I went with another couple on a rainy Saturday night. The one negative was that, while we made a reservation over the phone earlier that day, there was a miscommunication and we had to wait for an hour to be seated. At the cozy (read: tiny) bar, we ordered vegetable samosas and drinks. Despite the cramped wait, we hung out and enjoyed our appetizer which held us over until we were seated.
With both meat-lovers and vegetarians at the table, we ordered an assortment:
– Plain Naan for all
– Vegetable Pakoras (appetizer of fresh vegetables dipped in a delicately spiced batter and deep fried)
– Baingan Bharta (Tandoor-broiled eggplant cooked with green peas, tomatoes, and onions)
– Chana Masala (Chickpeas cooked in traditional North-Indian spices with tomato, ginger, and garlic)
– Chicken Madras (Chicken cooked in a sweet tamarind sauce with a touch of ginger, coconut, mustard seeds, curry leaves, and garlic)
– Raita (Spiced yogurt and cucumber sauce)
– Basmati Rice
The samosas and pakoras were crisp and savory. The sauces were rich, the meats and vegetables perfectly cooked and spiced. I had to stop myself from my incessant dipping of buttery Naan into the pools of tomato and curry. The long wait was forgotten and so worth it.
So when you have a craving for Indian food, I highly recommend heading just over the Newton border to Wellesley.