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 Recognised as the hub of the Indian katoris (mini metal bowls) are placed on a tray Indian dishes. Primarily influenced by Chettinadu
cooking, a region in Tamil Nadu, Muthu’s Curry takes pride in its classic fish head curry prepared in a South Indian style.
138 Race Course Road
Gayatri Restaurant
If you are craving for the taste of mother’s home- cooked food, Gayatri Restaurant is the place to go. Sit back and relax in the restaurant’s cozy setting while chefs from India skillfully whip up traditional North and South Indian cuisine in an open-concept kitchen. The tantalizing collection of dishes range from fluffy saffron rice and crispy naan to fragrant chicken tikkas and the fiery pomfret fry. Gayatri is also noted for its delicious fish head curry, thick with rich spices and served with crunchy okras.
122 Race Course Road
The Banana Leaf Apolo
The ancient tradition of serving food on a freshly cut banana leaf has its roots in India. The widely popular practice of eating from a banana leaf can be traced back to The Banana Leaf Apolo. The Banana Leaf Apolo has been serving its food on a banana leaf to patrons since it opened its doors in 1974 and is a household name among Singaporeans. Their claim to fame lies in their curries, with a whole range of different meat and vegetable options. Their popular dish is the renowned fish head curry.
54 Race Course Road 48 Serangoon Road
Kamala Restaurant
A classic restaurant found outside the celebrated Tekka Centre, Kamala Restaurant is popular among locals and tourists who have heard about their heavenly thosai. Thosai is a huge, pancake-like dish folded and eaten with various condiments. The varieties of thosai and other South Indian fare is the main draw. Kamala Restaurant was once known as Sri Kamala Villas Restaurant back in 1986. In the year 2010, they changed their name to Kamala Restaurant.
662 Buffalo Road
community in Singapore, Little India
is home to traditional and authentic Indian food. Here is a glimpse into the Indian heritage food trail.
Ananda Bhavan
Ananda Bhavan Restaurant is the oldest Indian vegetarian restaurant in Singapore. The restaurant’s deep heritage in Southern Indian cuisine dates back to 1924, when a Brahmin family opened up shop along Selegie Road serving traditional Indian vegetarian dishes. Ananda Bhavan has since expanded their menu to a selection of North Indian and Indian Chinese cuisines as well while their original branch still dishes out all manner of flatbread and curries. Ananda Bhavan has enlarged their territory to four sister outlets.
58 Serangoon Road
Komala Vilas
Another Indian vegetarian restaurant steeped in history is Komala Vilas, having opened its doors in 1947. For them, it all began in 1936 when its founder Mr O M Rajoo, landed on the shores of Singapore from his native Tamil Nadu, India, with just a suitcase. Out of his dedication, tenacity and foresight, Komala Vilas was born. The restaurant serves vegetarian meals, inspired by the time-honoured cooking traditions in India’s Tanjore District in Tamil Nadu, on fresh banana leaves. Showcasing the traditional taste of India, Komala Vilas was the restaurant Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi dined at when he visited Singapore in 2015.
76 Serangoon Road
Madras New Woodlands
Little India may be full of vegetarian restaurants, but Madras New Woodlands which opened in 1983, is one of the go-to spots for hearty vegetarian dishes. At Madras New Woodlands,
lined with a banana leaf. Each katori is filled almost to the brim with a variety of vegetables and curries. The restaurant is famed for its thali, which changes based on what is in season.
14 Upper Dickson Road
Gokul Vegetarian Restaurant
Gokul Vegetarian Restaurant serves North, South Indian, and Asian fusion vegetarian food. They have mastered the art of making meatless versions of the classic briyani. There are four different variations of the meat-free briyani including the claypot briyani cooked Hyderabadi style. Gokul’s vegetarian dum briyani sees spicy chunks of soya hidden in a mountain of saffron rice. They have been given rave reviews for cooking up seriously tasty and authentic curries without the use of onions and garlic. Food reviews list palak paneer, malai kofta curry and kofta, as their favourite picks.
19 Upper Dickson Road
One of the Indian heritage food that came out of a kitchen in Singapore is the fish head curry. According to records of its origin, M J Gomez is credited as its creator, introducing it at his stall on Sophia Road in 1949. Fish head is not considered an Indian ingredient, but to please his Chinese customers, the restaurant owner from the Southern Indian state of Kerala blended Indian curry with the Chinese favourite fish head.
Muthu’s Curry
This Singapore-owned Indian restaurant famous for its curry fish head and its Southern Indian curry specialities, was founded in 1968 by Mr S Ayyakkannu. An established restaurant with a long history in Little India, Muthu’s Curry has maintained the vision set forth in its early days while expanding its menu to a variety of other

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