Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of Tandoori Flames.
Tandoori Flames is an incredibly welcoming Indian eatery on Foootscray's bustling Barkly Street.
Gastrology recently enjoyed a banquet with friends which featured a flavourful array of authentic Indian dishes while relaxing in Tandoori Flames’ comfortable ambiance.
The menu is extensive - featuring a whole range of Indian dishes from distinct regional influences and tandoori specialties such as lamb seekh kabab out of their charcoal clay oven tandoor.
The Chicken Tikka was our favourite starter. The boneless pieces of chicken were tender, having been roasted to perfection in a traditional clay oven.
We also enjoyed the Seekh kebab which was made from minced lamb mixed with aromatic spices .
The goat curry was full of flavour, courtesy of being cooked on the bone.
The dal makhani was another enjoyable dish. Prepared by simmering black lentils overnight over the ambers of the Tandoori oven together with onions, chilli, ginger, fresh cream and butter, the flavours were strong and were a great pair with the fluffy naan.
The fish Malabar was a beautiful yellow fish curry. It was a crowd favourite which had us fighting for the last morsel.
The lamb was incredibly tender and the rice was flavoured with special herbs. We loved the generous portions of lamb that were dispersed throughout the rice.
The dessert menu at Tandoori Flames features a selection of popular Indian treats. All of the desserts we sampled were delicious.
Left: Gulab jamun
Right: Ras Malai
The Ras Malai was beautifully made – rich, creamy, and amply sweet with a generous hit of cardamom, it was the perfect winter indulgence.
Happy ending - Gulab Jamun served with Pista Kulfi
The cheekily named “happy ending” quite literally ended our meal on a happy note. We loved the steaming hot balls of khoya paired with the cold and creamy pistachio kulfi.
Tandoori Flames serves up delightful Indian dishes in comfortable surrounds with excellent service and is a great place for a decadent banquet with friends over authentic curries and exotic delicacies.