Every time we're in Regina, she wants to go for Indian food, but either I wasn't sure about what I could eat, or the people with us weren't into Indian food. I like it well enough. Well, I had already eaten a small dinner before our most recent trip in, so I didn't care if I couldn't eat anything. I can at least eat rice, right?
So we decided to go to Flavours of India. She had been there several times and already loved the place, but I had no idea what to expect - gluten-free wise.
The restaurant itself is very nice. Everything about it from the decor to the music feels like I just walked into a small portion of India, but it's very clean and classy. It's not overbearing, and it's very welcoming. Just the right kind of atmosphere.
Right away, I started scouring the menu, and the first page was appetizers. Almost every single one was deep-fried, and the others were battered. I looked at the next page briefly, but gave up quickly. When the waitress came, I told her I had a gluten allergy, and she quickly said that all of the dishes are gluten-free. There is only one appetizer I can have, and I can't have the naan bread, but they do have a chickpea bread that is gluten-free and very similar to naan.
I was so overwhelmed. I'm not used to having so many options, but there were at least four pages of dishes. She suggested the chicken korma, which is a chicken bits, cashews and a creamy sauce. I ended going with that. I also got a plate of the chickpea bread, which I think is called Missi Roti, a bowl of rice and a mango lassi, which is a mango-yogurt drink. My friend had the chicken zal frazi, which is in the back of the photo.
The chicken korma was also delicious. I ordered it mild, and it was a perfect amount of spicy for me. I could have handled a lot spicier, but it was just spicy enough that I could taste it without any of my face burning off. I snagged a piece of the zal frazi (because everything was gluten-free, yay!) and those two bites burned my mouth off.
I would highly recommend this place to anyone who wants to try Indian food, or already enjoys Indian food. If you're unsure about what to order, just ask for a recommendation. My waitress was very helpful. They also have vegetarian and vegan dishes, so I can't see any reason you wouldn't be able to go!