Dakhin is a South Indian restaurant situated in the Merchant City area of Glasgow. Their menu is wide and varied, serving chicken, pork, prawn and vegetable dishes of varying flavours and spices. They alsoÂ have some interesting sounding starters as well as slightly differentÂ side dishes, Dosas and Uttapams (crepes made with rice and lentils served with coconut chutney) as wellÂ asÂ steamed rice. An impressive assortment of choices but what’s even better is thatÂ allÂ dishes on theÂ menu,Â except one,Â are gluten free, including the breads and sides as they are made ofÂ rice and lentils. They have a good, varied range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks too.
On sitting down, I wanted to confirm that everything was gluten free.Â OneÂ of the waiters wasn’t sure at firstÂ but after checking with the chef he could confirm to me that everything but one dish was in fact gluten free. Woohoo! I had free range of theÂ menu to choose whatever I wanted and I could even try what my friends were having. After ordering (I had theÂ Â BATATA KEERAI SOUNG, a potato and spinach dish cooked with sweet and sour flavours and coconut oil…mmmm) the waiter brought us a bowl of poppadum like crisps and 3 dipping sauces. He told us that this was also gluten free. All the food was delicious and the staff were very nice. I will definitely be going back for more gluten free south Indian treats. A great restaurant for any coeliacs travelling through Glasgow in search of delicious gluten free delights. It’s quite the challenge to find places to eat which are completely gluten free and therefore free from the threat of cross contamination so a place like this is quite the find!
South Indian cuisine in general tends to be naturally gluten free and safe for coeliacs. I’ve since found a bunch of similar restaurants in various cities and countries around the world! Yay for naturally gluten free curry!