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Heaven's Indian Curry

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Located at Ghim Moh Market and Food Centre, Heaven's Indian Curry sells Indian snacks, Thosai and Putu Mayam.

Daily: 06:00 - 14:00

$3 based on 13 submissions
Breakfast (3 votes), Cheap Eat/Budget (3 votes), Take Away (3 votes)
Celine Asril

Thosai from heaven

Heaven’s is famous for serving the rare South Indian snack putu mayam (vermicelli served with grated coconut and sugar), although for a more filling meal, the thosai (crispy pancake) is our choice. For $2 you get not one, but two pancakes served with sambhar (lentil curry) and tomato chutney. The thosai is not as ghee-laden as those served in Little India’s many eateries; this is a lighter and less-crisp version, mimicking the kind made in South Indian homes. The sambhar is perfectly spiced and well-balanced in flavour. Although we did miss the coconut chutney (usually served with thosai), at these prices, it was more than we could ask for. For more $2.50 eats reviews, read here http://www.hungrygowhere.com/gallery/what-to-eat-for-2-50-and-under--*gid-232e3101/photos/?oauth_token=e09721797fbc62a82b6b00259a58552d&oauth_verifier=0c3be169759169884775351860bee1ad#d7240800

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  • masala thosai3 votes
  • paper thosai3 votes
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Thosai
25 Oct 2013 • 296 reviews • 13 followers

Thosai from heaven

Heaven’s is famous for serving the rare South Indian snack putu mayam (vermicelli served with grated coconut and sugar), although for a more filling meal, the thosai (crispy pancake) is our choice. For $2 you get not one, but two pancakes served with sambhar (lentil curry) and tomato chutney. The thosai is not as ghee-laden as those served in Little India’s many eateries; this is a lighter and less-crisp version, mimicking the kind made in South Indian homes. The sambhar is perfectly spiced and well-balanced in flavour. Although we did miss the coconut chutney (usually served with thosai), at these prices, it was more than we could ask for. For more $2.50 eats reviews, read here http://www.hungrygowhere.com/gallery/what-to-eat-for-2-50-and-under--*gid-232e3101/photos/?oauth_token=e09721797fbc62a82b6b00259a58552d&oauth_verifier=0c3be169759169884775351860bee1ad#d7240800
17 Mar 2013 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

Great Food

Everything is very good, just that the quantity of curry served is less than what I would like. Otherwise, the ambience is great, other good stalls for drinks nearby, but go before 1 PM because they close by 2 PM
14 Jun 2012 • 4 reviews • 0 follower

Great curry!

Usually I don't like to eat Indian curry as most of the times, I find the curry taste too strong. But this curry is very nice and smell good. And it's spicy enough. I love it
10 May 2012 • 249 reviews • 562 followers

The best fresh appam, and good putu mayam

I was watching a food show that featured putu mayam that immediately got me reminiscing about the good old days – this was the kind of food my mom used to buy home from the wet market when I was a lad. Putu mayam was still made fresh in Singapore then. However, that tradition disappeared by the ’90s.
These days putu mayam come in packets. This makes us wonder - why would you pay someone to take something out of a plastic bag, put it on the plate with sugar and coconut and charge you more for it? The same logic probably applies to buying Milo from the coffeeshop.
When I arrived at Heaven’s Indian Curry, I was disappointed they did not serve freshly-made putu mayam. But it turned out to be a blessing in disguise because I found something even better – appam.
 
 Both appam and putu mayam are made from rice flour and served with orange sugar and coconut. The middle bit of the appam is similar to that of the putu mayam, but the appam has the added advantage of having crispy edges and a slight tang that comes from the use of fermented milk.
There are few hawker stalls that you can find fresh appam because it is not easy to make. The batter, which is made from rice flour and coconut milk – this stall uses fresh milk instead of coconut milk – has to be left to ferment for eight hours to develop flavour and texture. After which you cook it in rustic cast iron mini woks to get that extra crispiness. The owner, Laxmi, told me that she had to go to India to buy the woks because a non-stick wok just doesn't give the same effect as these crumbly surfaced made-in-India cast iron woks.
But I was yearning for putu mayam, so I had to order some of the ready-made ones from Heaven's. You can tell that it is factory-made: when the putu mayam is made by hand, the strands tend to be much shorter because each piece only consists of one circular squirt from the putu mayam mould. Nonetheless, this is still actually quite good.
Do also give their thosai a try. Made on small rustic hotplates – also sourced from India –  these are not as smooth as what you might be used to. Laxmi told me that this is the way thosai is usually served at home. It is much softer than most thosai I’ve come across, and is served simply folded over the potato masala. The batter is different from the appam’s in that it has cooked rice and dhal in it, but it is also fermented so you get that nice tang and full mouth-feel. I would have liked the surface to be more crispy but I was told that that is how traditional thosai should be. The sauces are all very good, although the potato masala could have had a bit more omph.
Rating – Food: 4; Service: 3; Value: 4
Heaven's masala dosa
26 Jan 2012 • 18 reviews • 0 follower

Best dosa ever.

Eating a masala dosa at Heaven's Indian Curry is probably the best thing you can do with $2 in Singapore.

This stall in Ghim Moh is pretty much where I got introduced to dosa and I quickly became hooked. When I made a trip to South India, I was excited to see how they compared. They didn't -- Heaven's was better than any dosa I ate in Bangalore, Mysore, Trivandrum, Kochin, etc.

They're perfectly crisp on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside, and served with 3 sauces - coconut chutney, red spicy sauce (it reminds me of butter chicken sauce), and dahl. It gets even better when you order the masala dosa - stuffed with perfectly spiced potatoes and veg. When I get the dosas take-away, I literally lick the wrapper clean.

Heaven's is usually sold out by 1pm - especially on weekends - so get there early for your dosa fix! There's nothing more heart-breaking than having a dosa craving, going all the way to Ghim Moh, then finding she's sold out!