I’ve been craving some Indian cuisine and wanted to revisit a restaurant I haven’t been to in over five years. Deshi Curry has been on my radar so I stopped by the restaurant at 21st & Woodlawn to feed my food desires.
6249 E 21st St. N
Wichita, KS 67208
Tuesday – Sunday: 11am – 11pm
Monday: 9am – 5pm
I have not been to Deshi Curry in probably five years. They cleaned up the interior to make it look much more inviting since my last stop.
I started my lunch off with madras soup which was a coconut tomato soup with a dash of Indian spices. Oh man, I’ve never had it before but it was amazing. I had no idea what to expect with a coconut-tomato mix but it surprised my taste buds. There was more of a tomato taste but subtle hints of coconut and spices in each bite. There was also a small bit of heat to it as well. I loved it and wanted more.
But I had some more food coming my way in the form of some goat curry. It’s been a while since I had some curry and was so happy I ordered it. The goat was very savory and tender. I placed a bunch of rice on the bowl and poured the goat curry over the top. There was a bit more heat in this dish than the soup but nothing that should deter someone with a low-heat tolerance. This ended up being a heavy but worthwhile dish that I gladly stuffed my face with.
I paid a couple of bucks and ordered some butter naan which made for a great dipper in the curry.
All in all, it was a great meal.
I know with Indian food, there’s always the talk of “what’s authentic”. All of my Indian food experiences has been from the local restaurants here in town. I used to work with a couple of contractors from India who came into town. I would take them to all the local Indian places and for what its worth, they weren’t as big of fans of Deshi Curry compared to other places.
But given my minimal experience with Indian cuisine, I’m not one to say how close the food compares to the home-cooked version. I’d wager to say most people also haven’t had “authentic Indian cuisine”. What I can comment on with food I’m not as educated on is simply whether I, myself, enjoyed it. I have zero complaints on the food and would definitely go back.
Props to the staff there who helped point me to the dishes I tried.
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