Spice of India and Little India, Paquis
Being English, one of few things I used to miss about living in Geneva is a good curry. Not any more…
Over the last six years I have been a regular at Little India and Spice of India (the newer sister restaurant).
The food and welcoming service is pretty much identical in both restaurants although the decor and ambiance is slightly different. The cuisine is from Northern India, the Punjab region.
Personally, I prefer the warmer traditional decor in Little India and the quieter outdoor terrace in the summer months. However, Spice of India is the one which is open for lunch (including Sundays).
The service is friendly and welcoming (it always helps if you are a regular!). When they first opened, one of the things that I didn’t like initially was that they didn’t serve poppadums (now they do!).
The curries are freshly prepared and the menu is excellent with classic curry dishes plus specials including Chicken Punjabi, with a blend of sauces and the milder Butter Chicken with almonds (which my wife loves).
I also am partial to the spicier Chicken Jalfrezi (they can make the curries spicy according to taste). The quality of the meat is very good with large pieces of chicken and the sauces tasty without being oily or overpowering.
Today, we visited for lunch – I had the menu of the day which looked good value at 18 CHF. It comprised of Lamb Madras and Rice with Naan bread and yoghurt and mint sauce. The portion of lamb was small but it was very tasty and ideal for lunch. To accompany I took a Kingfisher beer.
For dinner, you are usually served a complimentary welcome drink and poppadom. Occasionally you may also be served a complimentary digestif.
As is often the case in Geneva, it’s always more expensive than other major cities but I always leave Little India or Spice of India having enjoyed my dinner.
As ever, I will return (probably next week).
Rue de Prieure 20