Tuesday, May 19, 2009


H and I were very excited when we chanced upon Janani in Newtown. We wondered if they were part of the infamous Janani @ Homebush which we frequent regularly when H lived in Rhodes. We walked into an empty drab looking room with not much light but we sat down nonetheless to peruse the menu which was almost identical to the one in Homebush. 

H ordered his favourite Pittu Kothu which is a version of Kothu Roti but with string-hopper (vermicelli like noodle). Both are cooked with egg, vegetables and your choice of meat and seasoned with spices. The chopping of the roti / string hopper is done while cooking on a tava. This is pure comfort food and very addictive.

My sis ordered the Chilli Chicken with Garlic Naan. I have to admit that this is not the best garlic naan I've tasted but not the worse either. The chilli chicken, a new edition to their menu and Janani's take on Indonesian Chilli Chicken, was tasty but I love their Indian curries more.  
Garlic Naan

I ordered the Onion and Egg Dosai, extra crispy. This is actually a combination of 2 dishes as I was craving eggs and onion. The red onion used in this dish was lovely, sweet and slightly juicy. The next time I'm here, I'll order the onion dosai on its own as I think the dosai would be crispier without the egg :) 

Janani @ Newtown
189 Missenden Road
Newtown NSW 2024

(02) 9557 4454


Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella said...

The Pittu Kothu has me intrigued! I don't think I've ever seen it before which makes me all the more eager to order it :)

Betty said...

Oh that Pittu Kothu looks so good. I can definitely picture myself eating away at this, in spite of having a full belly! I need to go back to Janani to try to dosai!

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foodie-central said...

Hi Lorraine - It's really worth a try! :)

Hi Betty - Looking forward to reading your review :)