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Lily’s

Indian subcontinent

Believe it or not, this relatively little-known vegetarian Indian diner is serving some of the best South Indian food in the UK right now. It looks like a simple operation, a locals-only type of establishment, but there’s cooking taking place here that puts much of the Curry Mile to shame. Their four chefs hail from the four corners of India: Gujarat, Rajasthan, Mumbai and the south, each bringing traditional dishes and homespun recipes with them. Highlights include Upma dhosa, thin dhosa pancakes filled with semolina and spices and cut into moreish triangles; Khandvi, Gujurati rolls made with gram flour and curds, topped with a riot of fresh vegetables and herbs, and Punjabi Samosa Chat, featuring plenty of sweet onions and layered up with boiled potatoes, crunchy Bombay mix, fruity chutneys and soya yogurt. If you are heading over at lunch time, look out for the thali for £4.99 to take away.

  • Good for vegetarians
75-83 Oldham Rd, Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 7DF, UK
Tel: 0161 339 4774 www.facebook.com/lilysvegi Our review Read 14/20

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