Quite a pleasant option for North Indian food in the city center, with a sterling service team that really knows its menu.
Keeping things light at the outset of a heavy meal, starting with fresh, crisp papadum.
Chicken drumstick stuffed with minced mutton (RM14++). Desecration? Complementary, actually; two meats sometimes do work better than one.
But for customers who want only one type of meat on each plate: kebab-like boneless chicken, seasoned, skewered & grilled with an egg coating (RM19++).
Parantha, laced with cauliflower for thicker texture (RM9++).
Keema egg curry (RM20++). Creamy, ideal with rice or bread to soak everything up.
Paneer makhani (RM18++). Trishna claims to make its own cheese. Smooth stuff.
Wine or cocktails? For the latter, this Cranberry Martini (RM25++) is worth a shot.
Chivas & Black Label 12 Years Scotch Whisky (RM18++ per 30-ml glass).
Trishna's motto is "spice, rice & everything nice at a reasonable price." Run by a couple who've been married for three decades, this certainly is a place that deserves some attention.
Trishna Indian Restaurant,
Level B1, Istana Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.