£3.99     Meat Light Bites Meat Light Bites Amount 10 Indian Chicken/ Lamb Tikka (4 pcs) Boneless chicken marinated in garlic ginger spices, skewered in clay oven £3.95   11 Sheesh Kebab Minced spicy lamb kebab, cooked slowly in the clay oven £3.95   12 Mini Chicken / Lamb Dosa South Indian rice savoury and mini lentil crepes in masala mash with your choice of chicken or lamb £3.95/£4.25     Fish Fish Bites Amount 13 Kerala Meen Porichathu King fish marinated in medium spicy paste of red chilli, turmeric, lemon juice and deep fried £5.65   14 Malabar Konchu Varuthathu Fried Malabar king prawn seasoned with spices and marinated in specially prepared ginger, garlic and black pepper paste.

£3.95   32 Beetroot Thoran Finely chopped beetroot stir fried with onion, green chilli, grated coconut, mustard seeds and curry leaves £3.95   33 Cheera Kizhangu Mezhukku Puratti Fresh Chopped spinach and potato cooked with garlic, ginger, green chilli and spiced with special medium spices.

£3.95     Chicken and Lamb Dishes Chicken and Lamb Dishes Amount 34 Malabar Curry (Chicken/Lamb)  A special dish of North Kerala, tender chicken/lamb seasoned in a paste of red shallots, fennel and cooked in traditional thick roasted coconut sauce with spices, tomato and curry leaves.

£5.95   38 Kera Chicken Kondattam Cubed chicken pieces cooked with tomatos, garlic, ginger and sauteed with finely chopped onion, dried kerala kondattam chilli, mustard seeds and finished with curry leaves and special Kera spices.

£5.95   41  Chicken kurma Cubed Chicken breast cooked in very mild sauce with tradional spices  £5.95   42 Kera Lamb Dry Fry Stir fried lamb cubes cooked with green masala, black Pepper, onion and curry leaves £6.95     Fishermen's Net Fishermen's Net Amount 43 Fish Moily Marinated King fish braised in a thick coconut milk, onion, ginger,curry leaves and added with fresh lemon juice and cubed tomato.

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Leytonstone Area Guide - What makes Leytonstone so great?

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Leytonstone is an area of east London and part of the London Borough of Waltham Forest.

It borders Walthamstow to the northwest, Wanstead (in the London Borough of Redbridge) to the north, Leyton to the south, and Forest Gate (in the London Borough of Newham) to the east.

The main thoroughfare in Leytonstone, High Road Leytonstone, which runs the length of Leytonstone to Stratford is an ancient pathway dating to pre-Roman times.

The name Leytonstone — in early documents Leyton-Atte-Stone — may derive from the large stone standing at the junction of Hollybush Hill and New Wanstead; in the 18th-century an obelisk was mounted on top of it, and it has been claimed that it is the remains of a Roman milestone.

Leytonstone tube station is on the Central Line of the London Underground and Leytonstone High Road is a London Overground railway station.

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Mudra | Restaurants in Leytonstone, London

Review analysis

Although it’s no longer a branch of Rasa, Mudra has maintained that estimable London-based Keralite mini-chain’s commitment to dishes that transcend those of high-street curry houses.

It’s never a bad idea to tuck into the crunchy pre-meal snacks (including achappam and murukku) and half a dozen own-made pickles and chutneys while considering the menu.

Here, populist concessions have begun to appear (vindaloos, chicken jalfrezi, prawn bhuna), but the emphasis remains on the likes of swaad erachi olathiyathu (a dry curry of stir-fried turmeric-marinated lamb with coconut) or kottayam fish moilee (a whole fish prepared with onion, tomato, ginger, green chilli and coconut milk), accompanied by a wide range of breads (not just dosa, chapati and paratha, but appam and poori).

We’d recommend ironing out some vagaries of service – black-clad and unfailingly friendly though it is – and freshening the decor, which achieves the curious balancing act of being both energetically pink and a bit tired, rather than dumbing down the menu.

Should it close, the elegantly spiced, enticingly priced curries will be sorely missed.