Don’t let the bright colours blind you
Delhi Indian TakeawayBamber Bridge
Curry night (again!) in our house and having found a new menu on our doormat a few weeks ago, with much anticipation, we decided to give it a try.
The establishment in question turned out to be Delhi Indian Takeaway, School Lane, Bamber Bridge, and the menu offered an extensive range of all the best known curries, plus pizzas, kebabs and some English dishes.
Best of both worlds then. Or so we thought.
Having phoned through our order we were told we could collect it in 45 minutes, a bit longer than we expected, it being early in the evening.
But as Significant Other arrived, all became clear.
“Headless chickens” was the phrase he used when he finally arrived home with our tea around half an hour later. There must have been a mix-up with their orders and the majority of the staff seemed to have little idea what was going on.
The food pretty much reflected that, too. The poppadoms and bombay aloo looked and tasted re-heated; the mixed starter, while a good selection, contained, amongst others, a soggy bhaji, tough lamb tikka and a samosa with very little crisp!
For the main course we had opted for a chicken tikka balti naga and this proved to be the best part of the meal.
Large chunks of moist, tender chicken in a rich, spicy sauce was a hit with SO. I, however, thought it was just spice with little flavour.
But going back to those poppadoms; the accompanying chutneys were some of the most amazing colours I have ever seen on my plate! Makes you wonder what goes in them.
The naan bread was nice though!