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    Apollo Banana Leaf is the Pride Of Tooting.

    Any self-respecting local of SW17 will know all about Apollo Banana Leaf, a quaintly ramshackle little curry house a just-slightly-too-far-for-comfort walk from Tooting Broadway tube.

    First things first, bring your own booze.

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    Apollo Banana Leaf is BYO, so on your trek there make sure to drop by an off-licence. The Tesco near Tooting Broadway is as good a place as any, a couple of big Cobras should see you through.

    And get there early.

    Choose the mutton rolls.

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    Snacks at ABL come in various familiar and not-so-familiar forms, but my tip is to go for the mutton rolls (breadcrumbed and greaselessly deep-fried with a rich spicy filling) and – if available – the green banana bhaji, both of which go best dipped in the bright red house chilli sauce.

    Then move on to masala.

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    Picking highlights from such a vast menu – especially when so much of it is so good – is a bit of a thankless task, but I particularly recommend both the aubergine and cod masalas, with a plain dosa on the side for soaking up the leftover sauce.

    And go for the special too.

    One more thing, you've got to try the mutton.

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    “Devilled” dishes are a traditional Sri Lankan thing, and the ABL devilled mutton is a fine example, cubes of meltingly tender meat in a dense, tacky sauce of a thousand complex spices. It’s shot through with crisp fried curry leaves and onion, and is all kinds of brilliant.

    And the best thing? It's cheap as chips.

    Every week we’ll recommend a new place to eat in London. Let us know in the comments where you think we should feature next!

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