Authentic Capathi Hut,
Lot 635 Jalan Scott,
Tel: 014-637 4490
Business hours: 10.30am-11.00pm
(except for the second and fourth Monday,
the restaurant opens at 5pm)
CAPATI, the plain flatbread popular among the North Indian community, is a favourite among locals.
A perfect capati should be soft and fluffy and eaten with a wide variety of Indian dishes.
Dishing out one of the best I have ever tasted is a humble place called Authentic Capathi Hut.
Located in a secluded area and sandwiched between two condominiums along Jalan Scott in Brickfields, the eatery has a regular customer base for its flatbreads and vegetarian dishes.
The family-run business started three years ago when three Indian nationals approached them at their mini market nearby seeking jobs.
The proprietor’s older son Harvin Gill, 38, said the men had experience working as cooks in India and wanted to make a living here.
“It is a very funny story. We invited them to cook for our family and we loved it.
“We decided to expand our business and set up this restaurant to complement our mini market.
“Three years down the road, we are much sought after by the Indian community and the Indian expatriates living nearby.
“We serve a wide variety of pure Indian vegetarian dishes and customers can request to have dishes made without onions and garlic.
“My mother Manjit Kaur, an excellent cook herself, oversees and does the tasting and quality control to ensure the dishes are up to the mark.
“Meanwhile, my father, brother and I take turns in managing both our businesses,” he said.
One of the best selling side dishes is the Paneer Butter Masala.
The gravy is not too spicy with the right creamy texture for the bread and has chunks of home-made paneer made from cow’s milk to bite into.
Since the restaurant only serves vegetarian food, many dishes use paneer, which is also healthy, like the Paneer Tikka Masala, which is cooked in a variety of spices making it a little spicy.
The Punjabi Saag, made with plenty of spinach, is a must try for leafy green lovers.
Like most North Indian dishes, this dish is very rich in taste as slices of butter makes it creamier.
There is also the Navratan Korma, made of nine main ingredients — carrots, apples, beans, green peas, paneer, dry fruits like raisins, sugar, milk and almonds.
This dish boasts of a variety of flavours leaning more on the sweeter side and is perfect for children.
This is the writer’s personal observation and is not an endorsement by StarMetro.