Sanghamam claims to serve Gujarati, North and South Indian food, and Chinese dishes, but its antecedents are Tamil; most of the customers and all the staff speak rapid Tamil or thick Tamil-accented English, and Tamil songs play in the background. A tomato and onion uthappam (fluffy South Indian pancake of fermented rice and lentil batter) was fresh from the pan, filling and tasty; the accompanying coconut, coriander and turmeric chutneys were full-flavoured too. More variable were the sambars (South Indian vegetable curries): the first was lukewarm and bland, the second surprisingly hot, spicy and delicious. The trappings at Sanghamam may be utilitarian – heavy steel cutlery, laminated menu cards and fast, no-frills service – but it’s a safe bet for quick, wholesome, good-value South Indian food.
531-533 High Road, Wembley
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