I love Indian food! A good curry can be so comforting and it’s a very vegetarian and vegan friendly kitchen. Unfortunately there aren’t that many good Indian restaurants in the Netherlands. Luckily there’s Indian restaurant Atithi in Rotterdam. Atithi serves authentic Indian dishes. They’ve got all the classics like samosa’s, curries and naan bread. On this page I’m telling you all about Indian restaurant Atitihi in Rotterdam.
You can find Restaurant Atithi in the city center of Rotterdam, at the foot of the Erasmus bridge and right next to Metro station Rotterdam Leuvehaven. Atithi has just redone their entire interior. There’s now a blue part near the entrance where you can also find the bar, and an orange part that almost feels like a separate room. The chef and the manager are both from India so they make sure that the dishes are authentic. There’s a charcoal tandoor oven to make the real naan and other tandoori dishes and the manager is experienced in Ayurveda so you can even get dishes based on your body type!
The menu of restaurant Atithi is clearly divided in vegetarian/vegan dishes and dishes with meat. Gluten-free dishes are also possible and all the meat is halal. There are so many nice starters to choose from that it’s smart to order a few different ones and share them with your friends. We went for the Paani Puri, round, crispy, bread-like bites filled with tamarind sauce and herbs. And for the Punjaabi Paneer Tikka, paneer that has been marinated in yogurt and herbs the whole night. I love paneer, the Indian cheese, in general; but this marinated paneer was the best I ever tasted.
For the main dishes there are many vegetarian options. They have 4 vegetarian curries at Atithi en another 2 vegan curries. I went for the specialty of the chef: Paneer Lababdar. A vegetarian curry with paneer. It was super creamy and not too spicy. You have to order some Naan bread when you’re at restaurant Atithi! They have plain naan, garlic naan and cheese naan. They’re all made in the tandoor oven and they all taste delicious.
Restaurant Atithi in Rotterdam has quite a long dessert list. Some desserts are served cold, others are served warm. But they’re all traditional Indian desserts. Because we were already quite full, we decided to share the Kulfi. Kulfi is a frozen dairy dessert, often referred to as ‘Indian ice cream’. The chef was so kind to split the portion and divide it over two plates for our convenience.
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