At this modern Indian bistro, the kitchen is taking electric Indian flavors and upgrading the presentation. Saag paneer is reimagined: Here, two slices of house-made cheese are seared, then stuffed with tomato-braised spinach and garnished with pea flowers. Vegetable pakoras look like fancy curly fries (the type of fries the Queen Mum would be seen eating). Offering many vegetarian and vegan offerings, it's a great pick for a demanding group, and it's also good for families. Pukka has an exciting wine list and a sommelier keen to chat about pairing spice with different grapes.
Subway: St. Clair West, then streetcar 512 W to Arlington AvePhone 416/342-1906 Prices Main courses: $17–$35 Cuisine Type Indian Web site Pukka
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