Bollywood icons might be splashed across the wood-panelled walls of this Melbourne diner but the real song and dance is on the plate. Revellers cram in and down crisp panipuri while those queuing for a spot build up an appetite by watching the naan kingpins roll and char dough for this fragrant street fare. Sure, you can choose your own adventure with an array of thali (set meals) but ever had an Indian paella? Here it comes with a Hyderabadi twist. And don’t even think of leaving without a pistachio kulfi ice-cream.
22 Katherine Place, Melbourne