Rasoi takeaway review: Try the very good Kerala fish curry for something different

Very tasty food with great value vegetarian options from this Indian takeaway in Ranelagh

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Address: 2, Fields Terrace, Ranelagh, Dublin 6
Telephone: 089 256 6296
Cuisine: Indian
Cost: €€

What’s on offer?

Rose McCarthy opened Rasoi in Ranelagh, Dublin 6, in March 2014. Keralan executive chef Biju Joseph, who trained and worked at the Taj Group in India, heads up a team of chefs with a similar background. Spices are roasted and ground each day, and all of their sauces and chutneys are made in small batches.

The menu includes a seafood section offering Kerala fish curry, which is not something you see too often on a takeaway menu. It also includes bhajis, samosas and kebabs for starters, and sections for chicken, lamb, vegetarian, biryanis and side dishes. Of particular note is the fact that the vegetarian options are very reasonably priced.

What did we order?

A Kerala fish curry, pilau rice, chana masala, tarka dhal and saag aloo.

How was the service?

Ordering online was straightforward and the food arrived piping hot, in good time.

Was the food nice?

The Kerala fish curry is very good, with sizable chunks of tilapia in a spicy sauce layered with flavour, with the curry leaf and coconut coming through. Kokum intensifies the sourness of the sauce. The vegetarian dishes are also tasty. The chickpea chana has quite a bit of chilli heat in it, with notes of cumin, coriander and fenugreek leaves. The chunks of potato in the saag aloo pack a punch of flavour from a paste made from green chilli, garlic, ginger and spinach, with cumin seeds and fenugreek leaves. The tarka daal, made from red and yellow lentils, is flavoured with whole red chillies, cumin, turmeric, ginger, garlic, onion and tomato.

What about the packaging?

Delivery is in a plastic bag, although most items are compostable (the curry containers) or recyclable cardboard (rice containers). The fish curry is in a plastic recyclable container to ensure that it does not get broken up when travelling.

What did it cost?

€49.79 for dinner for three people: Kerala fish curry, €16.95; chana masala, €8.95; tarka dhal, €8.95; saag aloo, €8.95; pilau rice, €3.50; and service charge, €2.49.

Where does it deliver?

Daily delivery, 4pm-10pm. Order onsite or though JustEat and Deliveroo, delivery radius of 5km.

Would I order it again?

I would definitely order from Rasoi again. There is a good range of dishes and I really love the fact that there is a good range of vegetarian dishes and there are also vegan options.

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