Spearheaded by the exemplary, award winning Head Chef Kirti Rawat, the people of Eastbourne would be wise to quell their curry cravings at Kirti Flavours.
Acknowledged as one of the greatest Indian chefs in the UK by a wealth of international critics shortly after his arrival in the country in 1989, Rawat has been the Head Chef at virtually every restaurant he has worked at, in international locations such as Germany, Kenya, Singapore and India - as the Ex-President’s Personal Chef, no less.
Deciding to start his own restaurant in Eastbourne, there’s no better place to sample some world class curry. The menu is split down the middle to cater to both herbivorous and carnivorous diners equally. Regardless of the diners palate it’s highly advised they indulge in as much of Kirti’s cooking as they can.
Begin the experience with some of the sumptuous starters, including an enchanting Deccan Lamb, a South Indian dish made of lamb strips, green chillies and ginger, the juicy Prawn Puri, spice enriched tiger prawns paired with a puri, and the classic onion and spinach bhaji, made with fresh produce and a range of spices.
The best of Kirti’s dishes though are found on the Chef’s Specials section of the menu, which allows the culmination of all his experience to shine. While each dish is worth serious consideration, there are some true jewels worthy of repeat visits. Said delicacies include the gorgeous Tawa Tilapia, fillets of tilapia marinated in salt, garlic and lemon juice before being shallow pan toasted with capsicum, the irresistible Xacuti, a rich ensemble of duck, lamb and chicken cooked with mustard, star aniseed and a sweet and sour tamarind sauce, and the sumptuous Kadai, a mixture of duck and tiger prawns served in a thick and fiery sauce.
Whatever the choice of curry, diners will be eager to come back for more after one mouthful of Kirti’s cooking, now served exclusively at Eastbourne’s Kirti Flavours.