The inaugural Md Azifur Rahman Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Curry Community in the Greenwich Curry Club Awards 2018, sponsored by the Spice Card, goes to Karri Twist (New Cross). Pictured below: Tazkia Rahman, grandaughter of Md Afizur Rahman, who opened the restaurant in 1957.
Pictured: Tazkia Rahman with customer Roger Hepworth, who has been eating in Karri Twist since the 1960s.
We are delighted to announce the winners of the Greenwich Curry Club Awards 2018 sponsored by the Spice Card and supported by the Greenwich Visitor.
Favourite Restaurant: Gurkha’s Inn (Greenwich) Favourite Dedicated Takeaway: Mogul Home Kitchen (Greenwich) Outstanding Service: Kesar (Charlton) Outstanding Value: Pathiri (Greenwich) Favourite Newcomer: King of Punjab (Isle of Dogs) Special Award (for Oustanding Vegetarian and Vegan Food): Panas Gurkha (Lewisham) Md Afizur Rahman Award (for Contribution to the Curry Community): Karri Twist (New Cross)
This article appeared in the December 2018 issue of the Greenwich Visitor newspaper.
Tel: 020 8319 3439 or 020 8319 3436 E-mail: info@ kasturi-restaurant.com www: kasturi-restaurant.com Open:
Sunday–Saturday 5.30pm to 11.30pm
Where is it? In Charlton Village near the historic Charlton House.
How do I get there? Buses: 53, 54, 422, 380 and 466 all stop nearby. Train: Charlton train station is a stiff 10-minutes walk up/down the hill of Charlton Church Lane. Parking: The smallish Village car park is in Torrance Close, a couple of hundred metres away.
What’s their story? Kasturi opened in the City of London in 2002 and was part of the Kohinoor Group os restaurants. It relocated to Charlton a couple of years ago and was named “Best Newcomer” in the Greenwich Curry Club’s Awards 2017.
What’s the menu like? You’ll find all the curry favourites but Kasturi specialises in Pakthoon cuisine from the North-West Frontier state of India. Think influences of North India, Afghanistan and Pakistan around the famous Khyber Pass area so hearty meats, breads and dairy products cooked in style.
Oh, please tell me more…
Popadoms: 60p each and 60p per person for chutneys.
Starters: Lamb Adraki Chops (£5.95), Onion Bhaji (3.50)
Mains: Hyderabadi Lamb Biryani (£10.95), Chicken Tikka, Shahi Gosht (£9.95), Butter Chicken (£8.95), Chilli Pudina Murgh, Keema Mator, Chicken Korma (£7.95)
Sides: Bombay Aloo, Saag Aloo, Mushroom Bhaji (£3.95)
Rice: Pilau Rice (£2.95), Mushroom Pilau (£3.95)
Bread: Peshwari Nan, Keema Nan (£3)
* You will enjoy a 20% off these prices with your Spice Card
Tell me something about one of the dishes… Shahi (meaning Royal) and Gosht (meat) would traditionally be cooked with mutton (sometimes on the bone) but chunks of boneless lamb are now commonly used. The lamb is cooked in a rich, thick gravy and is delicious when eaten with a buttery nan bread. A dish like this was made popular by Bhupinder Singh, who was the Maharaja of Patiala at the turn of the 20th century.
What about drinks? The rather snazzy bar in the middle of the restaurant has a good selection of wines and spirits as well as the popular Cobra in the 660ml bottles
What they say… “Kasturi will accommodate the popular palette with its own Kasturian interpretations as well as providing dishes for the culinary purist.” – Bashir Ahmed, Director and Manager.
What we say… “This restaurant has brought a touch of the class to South East London that is usually only found in the top Indian restaurants in the centre of the capital. We love the food in this stylish restaurant.” – Greenwich Curry Club
What can I enjoy at Kasturi with my Spice Card? YES 20% Discount • Sunday to Thursday • Eat-in, Delivery & Collection • 12 diners per Spice Card • Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Valentine’s Day NO Friday and Saturday, 20 Dec to New Year’s Day
Minimum for delivery: £25 (after discount)