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Nelson @JoyRajOnline: Indian food is undeniably good in the UK. I would say that it might be better than traditional English food.
Let's start with the pappadams. They served it with five different sauces. The white one is a yogurt based sauce, the brown one is a tamarind. There were also pickled jalapenos, pickled cabbage and an onions mix. Great variety made eating this app fun.
|These are minced lamb samosa described as light thin crispy pastry triangles stuffed with minced lamb, served with fresh salads and homemade mint sauce (£3.50). These weren't too gamey, but had a nice mix of spices. I used the tamarind sauce on these.|
|Chicken pakora described as spicy chicken pieces deep fried in a medium spice batter (£4.60). These looked good, but I didn't try any of these as Anne and Kitty split these.|
|This is the tandoori mixed bhuna (£12.50) with a combination of charbroiled Tandoori chicken, lamb sheek kebab, chicken Tikka and lamb Tikka cooked in a tasty sauce with fried onions, freshly grounded spices, diced tomatoes and topped with fine fresh coriander. There was perhaps too much variety in meats in this dish. Since we were eating family style I only tried a few meats from here. I had some chicken and lamb tikka. The chicken was tandoori style but on top had sauce, so it was really flavourful, almost too much so. The lamb was a bit boney, at least the bit I had. The sauce was quite spicy!|
|Bengal Pangasius Machli Bhuna described as Pangasius boneless fish fillets from the Bay of Bengal, cooked on an array of freshly ground spices in a medium spiced sauce combined with tomatoes, onions and coriander (£10.50). This dish was amazing. Large chunks of delicious soft fish in a great tasting sauce. This was my favourite dish of the night and I highly recommend it.|
|Butter Chicken (£8.50) - Chicken Tikka pieces prepared in a fresh butter sauce and exotic spices with sultanas, butter, cream, coconuts and almonds. This was pretty good with a very rich thick sauce surrounding the chicken pieces.|
|Bhindi Bhaji is handpicked fresh okra, combined with tomatoes, fried onions and freshly ground spices. This is the freshest okra I've had. It was nicely fried and wasn't slimy at all. Pretty good for okra.|
|To go with some of the curries, rice is sometimes best.|
|Sometimes naan is even better.|
Every time, garlic naan is even better!
Overall a really good and filling meal. Indian food is really good in the UK, make sure you try it!
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