Looks are deceptive – the drab ante-chamber with takeaway counter looks just like any other eatery in Little India, while the dining room feels more like a school canteen. The wait-staff lug trays and pails filled with curries and lentil, and happily slop food onto your still-wet banana leaf before you eat it with your fingers. But it tastes just fabulous. From mutton curries and firm river fish fried to a charcoal-black to turmeric-hued chicken curries and sweetbreads, it’s all good and ridiculously cheap. The sweet, frothy chai is the perfect accompaniment. The predominantly Indian clientele is a testament to its success. Average per head $7.