Manchatti

Curry house in Karama that’s worth a visit
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Time Out Says

Everyone has their favourite chai here in Dubai. Everyone has their own top choice, everyone has their own spice-to-sweetness ratio and everyone always claims to brew the greatest cuppa. However, it’s Manchatti’s tandoori speciality that is absolutely our cup of tea.

Every night on the corner of a Karama backstreet, you’ll find a small terrace and a group of in-the-know adventurers sipping from piping hot miniature clay cupa (also known as a kulhad).

The dainty drinks are handed out from behind a Plexiglas hole-in-the-wall at speed.

Behind it you’ll see steaming masala chai erupting out of clay pots and a tandoor, caramel-coloured liquids bubbling and skilled cooks dipping, pouring and perfecting chai after chai. The result? A wonderfully spicy, creamy and inviting cuppa that warms you from within.

It costs just Dhs3.50 and is perfectly paired with some of Manchatti’s traditional baked treats. The sweet bonda is a banana fritter, the elayada is a Keralan favourite of rice flour, coconut and spices while the inventive deep-fried date is a revelation.

Snacks are light on the wallet (starting from Dhs1), but heavy on the stomach so go easy on the battered bakes.

If you’re sticking around for lunch or dinner, you can order a curry, appam and rice for less than Dhs12. And, order you should – they’re authentic, tasty  and excellent value. A top spot to check out.

WHAT IS IT...
Curry house in Karama that’s worth a visit

WHY GO...
For the chai

By Time Out Dubai staff  | 17 Jul 2019

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CuisinesKerala
7:00 AM to 11:59 PM
Sunday: 7:00 AM to 11:59 PMMonday: 7:00 AM to 11:59 PMTuesday: 7:00 AM to 11:59 PMWednesday: 7:00 AM to 11:59 PMThursday: 7:00 AM to 11:59 PMFriday: 7:00 AM to 11:59 PMSaturday: 7:00 AM to 11:59 PM
Show number 04 397 3388
Dubai, Al Karama, Street 12B, Karama

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