Nestled in the heart of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is a culinary treasure that has been captivating both locals and visitors with its delightful offerings. Curcuuma, an Indian restaurant (and popular for its vegetarian dishes), has become a haven for those seeking personalized service and genuine flavors. From its inviting ambiance to its delectable creations, Curcuuma promises an unforgettable dining experience that celebrates the essence of Indian cuisine.
The adventure through Curcuuma’s culinary offerings begins with a diverse array of appetizers and main courses. The menu boasts an impressive selection that caters to a variety of tastes, featuring both traditional favorites and innovative vegan twists on classic Indian dishes.
I just wanted to add my strong recommendation for this vegetarian-friendly restaurant, Curcuuma. I had a mind blowing vegan dish there (chana masala) when I visited Gran Canaria the last time! It was so good that I almost cried when eating it.
For those who appreciate hearty and robust flavors, Curcuuma’s menu includes samosas, aloo gobi, and chickpea-based delights. These dishes showcase a delicate fusion of aromatic spices and textures that evoke the vibrant streets of India.
Complementing the savory dishes are an assortment of freshly baked naan bread and fragrant basmati rice, providing the perfect accompaniment to the flavorful mains. The garlic naan, in particular, has gained a devoted following, adding an aromatic and flavorful dimension to the dining experience.
I love the food at Curcuuma.
One of the standout aspects of Curcuuma is its commitment to catering to diverse dietary preferences. Vegans and those with gluten sensitivities can indulge in a range of delightful offerings that extend far beyond conventional culinary boundaries. Dishes such as vegan mango lassi, chana masala, and dhal exemplify the restaurant’s dedication to creating flavorful and satisfying options for all diners.
The food was tasty, I over ordered. The only disappointment was the pilau rice which I’m used to being more fragrant, with cardamon. The naan was more of a flat bread, without the fluffy risen edges you get from a tandoori oven.
Successes: aloo gobi was great, the chickpea curry (chana masala) mentioned were tasty, onion pakori was winning, the samosas were a home-made baked style, rather then the leaf pastry deep fried way, both accompanied by a tangy mint sauce.
Their daal is served as a soup which admittedly was a little plain but still enjoyable. Then food is in the South Indian style, I would say. As a Brit it wasn’t chilli hot as British curries often are. Which is perhaps the reason some of us find it bland, but I’ll eat there again!
Beyond the exquisite flavors, Curcuuma prides itself on its welcoming and knowledgeable staff, who go the extra mile to ensure that each visit is a memorable one. The restaurant’s owners and staff take immense pleasure in sharing insights about the nuances of Indian cuisine, making even those new to this culinary realm feel at ease.
While Curcuuma has undoubtedly won the hearts of many, it’s worth noting that a few reviewers have commented on the pricing of dishes. While the majority find the flavors and overall experience to be well worth the cost, there have been suggestions that the restaurant could consider offering more economical options to enhance accessibility.
Been there twice and all the dishes we had were ok, but a little boring. I had the veggie chickpeas, too. The service is really great, but €7 (!) for a bit of rice is way too much.
While Curcuuma’s culinary offerings are rich and flavorful, it’s important to note that the restaurant tends to offer milder spice levels in its dishes. This approach allows a wider range of diners to enjoy the exquisite flavors of Indian cuisine without overwhelming heat. While some may find the dishes relatively less spicy than traditional Indian fare, the focus remains on delivering a harmonious blend of tastes that can be relished by both seasoned enthusiasts and those new to the world of Indian flavors.
Cúrcuma for me is gentrified Indian for a Spanish palate, maybe I just ordered the wrong dish…. Zero spice
In a recent evolution, Curcuuma has expanded its services to include a dine-in experience, complementing its existing takeaway offerings. This expansion allows patrons to immerse themselves in the lively atmosphere of the restaurant while savoring the incredible flavors it offers.
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