This Indian banana leaf restaurant in the relatively new township of Puchong served a great variety of South Indian cuisine, but is famous for its selection of deep-fried spiced seafood: fish, prawns, squid, crab, etc.
"Putumayam" (Malaysian-Indianspeak for "idiyappam"), "roti canai" (Malaysian-Indianspeak for "paratha"), "thosai" (Malaysian-Indianspeak for "dosa") and many other South Indian (mainly Tamilian) snacks are available in the mornings or late-evening (the restaurant opens from 6.30am till 11pm daily).
We had the banana leaf rice which came with 3 types of vegetables (curried longbeans, finely-chopped cucumber-onion-carrot relish spiked with explosive birds'-eye chillies, and stir-fried chopped leafy vegetables (similar to collard greens) cooked with dhal (yellow lentils). A waiter will come by with buckets of different kinds of curry gravies: chicken, fish, vegetarian (dhal), crab or prawn, to ladle over your rice. Crisp papadums and deep-fried chillies (pre-marinated in yoghurt) complete the lunch "plate".
Our sde-orders include crisp-fried fish, fish-roe and squid, hard-boiled eggs simmered in curry gravy and, in a reminder that you're in multi-racial Malaysia, curried Chinese hard tofu (instead of the almost similarly-textured Indian "paneer" cheese). Superb meal - definitely worth checking out if you're in the vicinity of Puchong.
Rathaa Curry House
28, Jalan Puteri 5/1
Bandar Puteri, Puchong
Tel: +603-8060 1528