5 Charlotte Street, W1 020 7637 0222 www.rasarestaurants.com Open lunch & dinner Mon-Sat, dinner only Sun Das Sreedharan has firmly placed the delicate cuisine of Kerala in southwest India on the London restaurant map. The first Rasa 55 Stoke Newington Church Street, Ni6 opened in i994, specializes in Keralan vegetarian cooking. Rasa Wi 6 Dering Street offers a range of dishes, including meat, from northern Kerala; and the speciality at this branch is seafood. In a maze of smart, pink-clad little rooms, you can experience such little-seen delights as murukku crunchy rice-flour sticks with home-made pickles and chutneys, Keralan shellfish soup, crab thoran the chef’s grandmother’s recipe for crab stir-fried with coconut, mustard seeds and ginger and kappayum meenum spicy king fish and steamed cassava. If you can’t make up your mind, order a set feast, either seafood or vegetarian.