I’ve passed by Chutney Villa a number of times during my visits to the large string of restaurants that are located near the intersection of Broadway and Main. Being quite a big fan of Indian food (or at least the version that is offered in North America), I decided to finally check this place out. They do offer a lunch buffet, but while that was tempting, I opted against it (since I know that I’d probably regret it later). Instead, I had their lunch version of Butter Chicken and Kutto Rotti (with Mutton).
Lunch Special Butter Chicken ($11.99):
This came with rice, pappadam, raita, dhal curry, as well as 3 chutneys (apple, tomato, and coconut). The curry wasn’t my favourite personally: it was completely salty in flavour, and lacking in some of the sweetness/tanginess that I prefer. The pieces of chicken was also a bit on the dry side; however, the portion was pretty generous for a lunch serving. I also really enjoyed the pappadam, which was like a crispy, savoury wafer. The basmati rice also stood up well to the curry. The chutneys were a nice touch: I liked the apple and the tomato; I was not a big fan of the coconut however, which was a bit too salty and lacking in fragrance.
Kutto Rotti, Mutton ($12):
This was pieces of bread that’s cooked with various spices, egg, and lamb. I really enjoyed this: I guess it’s kind of similar to chopped up pieces of noodles. It was very flavourful, with a nice bit of heat. I did find the lamb pieces to be a bit small, but reasonably tender.
I really enjoyed my visit to Chutney Villa. The food was very tasty and very reasonably priced. The server I had was a bit curt, but also fairly attentive. If you enjoy Indian food, I’d definitely recommend checking this place out.