Up til now, I knew the Tamil-run Raamson shop on Gneisenaustraße as a reliable source for white poppyseeds (which I hoard to make that dreamy Deborah Madison cake). When Zitty tipped me off to their new takeaway section, I had to go have a look.
I came home with two pale-fleshed, succulent mangos from Pakistan, some samosas, and two curries (one was bitter gourd with lentils, the other aubergine), on a bed of Tamil noodles (that is, idiyappam) with a generous dollop of coconut chutney. The interior is on the grubby side (here as in their sister restaurant in Kolonnenstraße), but oh, this is just the place for homely Saturday supper fare.
Raamson, Gneisenaustr. 5, Berlin-Kreuzberg (map). Asian shop and snack bar with a Tamil focus (seating is only outdoors, alongside a busy street)