True Indian SOUL food at Ghodlas
Waterfront nd, Fountain Rd, Bellville, Cape Town, 7730
No Corkage – Good portions – Friendly Owner
The perfect place for soul food, when your soul feels like dying, this puts the joy back into your life!
Every bit of food and ingredients were perfectly matched together like a cellist and a composer, compiling the most perfect symphony of food and taste. When life gives you vrot lemons go to Ghodlas and they will make the best lassi and falooda out of it.
The best, freshly made, crunchy samosas filled with soft, mildly spiced potatoes – 4 for R30
Mains were, Lamb Kasoori, with tender pieces of cubed lamb cooked in a creamy cashew nut and fenugreek sauce, with basmati rice – R140
Prawn Goan Curry, plump, perfectly cooked prawns in coconut cream and onion gravy sauce, with basmati rice – R155.
Lamb Biryani, pieces of tender lamb, spices, and basmati rice for R135. Pineapple Raiti, made with homemade yogurt – R35
Two freshly made, warm garlic naans, dripping with garlic butter– R36
Kachumber a fresh onion, cucumber, tomato salad, and cucumber raita were served on the table to add freshness to the curry, and the cucumber raita to cool the mild to hot sauce down.
The owner is a very knowledgeable chap, he opened Ghodlas about 2 years ago. He is like a walking encyclopedia and historian in one, including religion. Next time I should take my notepad with me, but the few things I did take in-between downing my Cab Sav were that many Indian dishes were Portuguese while being colonized under Portugal before India got its independence in 1961. The Portuguese brought potatoes to India in the early 1700s, they called them “Batata”, by the 18 century, potatoes were cultivated throughout the Northern hill areas of India.
Now that you know a bit of history, go there and support this amazing, little business. Everything is freshly made, in large portions, value for money, and worth every penny.