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Adipoli is a South Indian takeaway located in Christchurch. It offers a relaxing retreat where you can indulge in the finest cuisine that can transport you to the banks of Kerala.

Its fair to say that 80-90% of the “ Indian restaurants’ outside of India feature the cuisine of Northern India(Particularly the state of Punjab), Pakistan and Bangladesh. And of course, they are really” South East Asian restaurants since Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and others are individual countries. Just think of your favourites - tandoori chicken(New Delhi) Butter chicken, saag paneer and naan (Punjab and Cahndigarh, biriyani kebabs (Pakistan and Bangladesh). There are far fewer restaurants showcasing the dishes of other regional Indian cuisines from many, many states-of course, you can sometimes find a few selected dishes on restaurant menus, particularly dishes from Goa (Lamb vindaloo and Chicken xacuti) and Tamil Nadu (Dosa and Idli). The joke in my South Indian Kerala family is “ North Indians create wonderful restaurants abroad, while South Indians typically become engineers, doctors and nurses” Majority of Indian nurses which you see around are from South Indian Kerala state. It’s the only state in India which is 100 % literacy rate with 4 international airports.

In terms of geographic size, the Indian subcontinent is similar in size as continental Europe. There are 28 states in India and 50 countries in Europe. In many ways, Indian states are like individual countries, with their own unique languages, attire and cuisines. Think about the sharp differences between Germany and Greece. Over such a vast area of land, cradled by the Arabian sea and the Bay of Bengal with the Indian ocean to its south in India, geography, climate, vegetables, fruits and herbs native to certain regional and local areas, all play a part. Just as grapes flourish in the champagne region of France and black truffles thrive in northern Italy certain things are native to different geographic regions of India.

There will be no compromise on the quality, as all the chefs are natives of Kerala and have years of expertise in traditional cooking. Therefore, you can say that this is the best Indian takeaway in town, a refreshing change from the usual curry houses.

Most of our dishes we serve are gluten friendly. If you have any concerns, please ask before order.


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