Hello again, fellow travelers!
While in London, staying in Earl's Court, we were lucky to be in walking distance of Masala Zone. This Indian restaurant has 7 locations in the greater London area. www.masalazone.com for more info, FYI.
The food was just DEE-licious!! We went there twice. If you are one of those folks who avoid Indian food because you find it to be too greasy, then you will love this restaurant. They cook cuisines from all over India, and the most humble of dishes are elevated to a palate-pleasing party in your mouth. We had an appetizer (sorry-can't remember the name, but there is a picture of it on the website) that was a thin, lightly fried wheat shell, filled with mashed peas, yogurt, tamarind sauce, and strips of fresh ginger. You pop it into your mouth in one bite...and a rush of flavors rewards your taste buds. Our waiter said this was humble street food found throughout India, but it was very sophisticated. A side dish of potatoes cooked in ghee with fenegreek was a revelation. Nothing was overly oiled and everything was very, very tasty. Middle priced.