We visited Kake Di Hatti in our first months of blogging, and have since stopped by occasionally for no-frills but satisfying Indian meals. We now live just a short walk away, and have recently learned that they're vegan-friendly (just quiz them about ghee!). We picked up a few dishes to share with friends while needlessly but gleefully re-watching Step Up Revolution.
Kake's subjee pakora ($3.99) are potato and eggplant discs dunked in a gluten-free chickpea flour batter, which were beautifully tender but lacking a bit of crispness once we got them home. The gluten-eaters enjoyed dense wholemeal roti ($1.70 each).
From there we helped ourselves to creamy mixed vegetables ($8.50), a butter-free daal makhani ($5.99), alu cholle (chickpeas and potatoes, $8.50) and vegetable kadhai ($11.99). The daal and alu cholle won votes for favourite curry, though I had some lingering disappointment that they couldn't prepare their saag dairy-free.
Even as we crept back to the table for second and third spoonfuls of our favourites, we had a lot of leftovers. The benefit of takeaway Kake Di Hatti is that you can dine on it for days!
You can read about our first visit to Kake Di Hatti here. Since then it's received positive reviews from Nigel Adler, EAT AND BE MERRY, FOR TOMORROW WE DIE(T), Melbourne Fun, Sharking for Chips and Drinks, my diet "starts" tomorrow, the melbourne local, foodie about town and Skinny Glutton, and met with indifference on Ray Is Always Hungry.
Kake Di Hatti
128 Lygon St, Brunswick East
veg dishes $3.99-11.99
Accessibility: Kake Di Hatti has a couple of steps on entry and a fairly crowded interior. We ordered by phone, then picked up and paid for food at a high counter.