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.