|Eggplant Roti - Mother India - Parkdale|
The West Indian style is different both inside and out. Inside, the filling tends to be alot more stodgy, (dry and thick), the base is often Chick Peas and Potatoes. The wrapper is also quite different. The West Indian yummoriffic style is huge. When they've wrapped it all up, you see quite a few layers of wrapper around the filling. The wrapper is quite a bit more pliable and tender. It is lined with cornmeal which it's cooked and stretched on. The East Indian wrapper is more like a bready crepe. It's a bit drier and crisp. It tends to only be large enough to encase the filling. They're both amazing styles and you can be in mood for either or but they're quite different experiences. I was really craving the West Indian but here we were in Mother India. Thankfully, since it was East Indian based, there were alot more variety of filling. You could basically get any curry in a Roti. I chose the Eggplant which was like a spicy Baigan Bartha. mmmmmm D chose the Chicken Tikka Masala. I also ordered a Mango Lassi to wash it back.
|Roti and Mango Lassi - Mother India|
While we sat, there was a regular takeway flow. Even though the dark dining room sat empty except us and a creepy father and small girl who sat holding hands across a table. That's creepy right? Their conversation was oddly adult too, about plans for the coming long weekend and she couldn't have been more than 9. Anyhoo. I'll be back to that block to have more Roti or Dosa...mmm they had Dosa on the menu at Mother India. A paper thin crispy lentil crepe around a curry filling, southern.
Food: Hot, fresh, tasty and well seasoned
Ambiance: I would suggest takeaway. Church Basement. Clean but not cozy.
Family Friendly: well, yes, the staff were cool, there was a dingy high chair, I guess.
Staff: Friendly and quick.
Mother India(416) 588-4634
1456 Queen St.
Toronto, ON M6K