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Prerna - good Indian at Broadview/Danforth

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Prerna - good Indian at Broadview/Danforth

katsongs | Jul 9, 2009 02:00 PM

I just stumbled across Prerna this afternoon and since I didn't see any reviews of it on the board, wanted to give it a shout out. I love Indian food, but I admit I am not gourmet-caliber in my knowledge. Still, this was one of the best Indian meals I've had in Toronto, and a deal!

If you eat in, they have thali -- nicely presented combination platters that contain a huge amount of food, for $8 to $10. You can choose from vegan, vegetarian, chicken, lamb, and maybe something else. The one I had came with butter chicken, aloo gobh (cauliflower & potatoes in ginger tomato chutney sauce), amritsari chana (chickpea dish), a veggie samosa, chutney, a cucumber/onion salad, rice, butter naan, and raita. It all comes nicely presented on a tray with little compartments for each item. It was all delicious --- my only very minor quibble was that the samosa seemed a bit doughy, but on the other hand it seemed less fried than others I've had so I liked that. This is definitely going to be a weekly lunch stop for me. (they apparently have even less expensive lunch specials, but I got there too late in the afternoon for that)

Atmosphere is nice -- small, clean, good background music, attentive service, a couple of outdoor tables. Also like their motto -- "Love yourself. Inspire others."

They've apparently been around just for 9 months. I highly recommend it! The brochure says they also do take out, delivery, and catering. It's across the street from the Broadview station (on Broadview) Website:

www.prerna.ca

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