Indian Cuisine

Kofta Dil Bahar: veggie dumplings bathed in iconic butter sauce

To follow up on my comment the other day about how it feels as though it’s not really Winter in Vancouver right now and how it should be Spring, I take it all back. I could complain about the lovely coolness we’re currently experiencing but instead, I’m going to partake in an opportunity to warm up with some of Sula’s Kofta Dil Bahar. It’s a dish that I haven’t tried yet (I tend to get slightly obsessed with a few particular dishes and have those often) but it’s a dish I’ve been incredibly curious about for a long time.

One of the great things about working with a restaurant such as Sula is that there is ample opportunity to try great things often regardless of whether you’re a fan of veggie dishes, or non-veggie–there’s really something for everyone. Anyway, today’s craving, Kofta Dil Bahar is basically butter sauce, yes the goodness that makes Butter Chicken a step beyond amazing, laden with deep-fried vegetable dumplings.

As I watched one of Sula’s chefs waltz around the kitchen as he made this for me, I must admit that I wasn’t totally sure what to expect other than something with that iconic sauce. Turns out, these dumplings are stuffed with a potato mixture similar to what’s in a Samosa and has a consistency much like a Falafel. Initially, I imagined that the dumplings of Kofta Dil Bahar were more like a Pierogi or Wonton.  Imagine falafel in butter sauce… this will sound bias but honestly, Kofta Dil Bahar is amazing.

I enjoyed it about a half-hour later once I got home (had to beat what I thought would turn into a complete snowstorm but ended up just being wet snow/rain) and it was still incredibly hot. Random side note, if you live outside of Vancouver like me, their take-out travels well and is still hot if you pick it up on your way home.

Sula Indian Restaurant in Vancouver also offers Indian takeout and delivery. Sula is a traditional Indian eatery that takes online orders. Gehringer Brothers Winery’s Sula Wines are also worth a try.