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Gunpowder | Restaurant - Assagao

The Peninsular Kitchen dishing up the best of India’s southern states.

When one thinks of Indian food, it’s often the thick, heavy, aromatic dishes of the north that instantly come to mind. Especially for anyone outside of India, whose only experience of rice and curry comes from a visit to one of the many ‘All You Can Eat’ buffets classically found throughout the west. Unfortunately giving poor example to what the food really is and completely disregarding the abundant variety of cuisines available across the country.  And yet despite the all fame of everyone’s favourite Butter Chicken, more often than not it’s the specialties of the south that most visitors return home craving the most.

So when the idea came to launch Gunpowder Restaurant back in 2009, opening first in Delhi and later in Goa in 2012, it wasn’t hard for owner Satish Warier to put down a list of possible dishes for his debut menu.  Inspired by the recipes of his childhood and those he himself was cooking up daily for friends and family at home, it wasn’t long before the flavours of Andhra Predesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Goa and even parts of Maharashtra were filling the kitchen and finding their way onto the table. Today one can expect to find a mix of anything from their signature Syrian Christian beef and backwater prawns to a plate of chili pork ribs with roasted tomatoes and coconut chutney to the zesty mushroom black pepper fry.  These alongside South Indian staples such as egg appams will be sure to have you experiencing the true taste of Indian cuisine.