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  • Writer's pictureGard Karlsen

Warming dinner at Chai Nashta

Updated: Feb 20

Note that Chai Nashta closed down in December 2023!


It was a wet, cold August day and we decided to warm ourselves on some Indian food! We dropped by Chai Nashta in Bystasjonen in Sandnes. This was a weekday, and we were a bit sad to see that Chai Nashta was empty as we entered. We started with a Samosa Chana Chaat and if you are not familiar with it, samosa is a South Asian pastry with a savory stuffing. This samosa was a vegetarian version and came on a chickpea curry with chutney, sweetened yogurt, and raw onion. This was awesome as it was an explosion of flavors!

Nikki continued with a lamb curry that she got spicy to her liking while I had the Shakahari Thali. Thali refers to a tasting platter with several small dishes and Shakahari seems to be the word for a person who is a vegetarian. Hence, I got a platter with several vegetable dishes, rice, salad and a garlic naan. The small dishes were paneer Kadai (paneer with onion, bell peppers and masala), Aloo Gobi Palda (cauliflower in a spiced yogurt sauce), saag mushroom (mushroom in a spinach sauce), Dal Bukhara (a Punjabi style curry made from whole black urad lentils), some raita and an uninspired cabbage salad. The rice was fluffy, and the garlic naan was lovely! All in all, a mouthwatering meal where I got to taste some new dishes that I have not tried before. A place worth checking out if you are craving some Indian food!


Pros:

Indian street food inspired but also classic dishes on the menu

Great with Thail options

Centrally located in Sandnes


Cons

Lack of atmosphere in an empty restaurant

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