BANJARA INDIAN CUISINE 750 Yonge, 416-963-9360 I am a recent immigrant from England – the Midlands, to be exact, where it’s considered foolish at best and life-threatening at worst to go more than a fortnight without eating curry. When I opened my bank account, I seized the opportunity to quiz my British Indian financial consultant about the best place to go. Her reply was instant and unequivocal.
“Banjara. Yonge and Bloor near Hayden, opposite the strip club. Proper curry.”
Desperate by this stage, having forgone my favourite food for weeks following several crushing disappointments, I marched my husband down there. The paper tablecloths boded well – a good curry laughs in the face of damask. The Japanese sitar player was random but good. The service was charming, and the food was excellent – cheap as chips and twice as tasty. I always judge a curry house by the quality of its vegetable side dishes, and they were all delicious. Take it from a girl who comes from Birmingham.