Thursday, February 09, 2006

Mr India's West End Balti and Dosa House

We went out for a meal to celebrate my birthday last night and, as we hadn't had a curry in a while, it had to be to our favourite Indian restaurant, Mr India's West End Balti and Dosa House in the west end of the city. We used to live not far from where from where it is but it was called the Rajdoot then and our only experience of it had been getting a carry-out, which turned out to be too hot to eat. Anyway, at some point in the 90s, it turned into Balbir's and the Mr. India's as it is now and an excellent wee place it is.

It's located just off Dumbarton Road so it's easily passed by but do that and you're missing some excellent traditional home cooked Indian cuisine. Everything is cooked fresh and contains no artificial colours or preservatives which, given my intolerance for M.S.G., is a real plus. On top of all that is the basic fact that the food is really tasty - hot or mild if you want it that way and medium means medium. The staff are really friendly and attentive as well.

The menu is reasonably extensive and has a good selection of all the standard favourites like Tikkas, Bhoonas, Baltis, Jalfrezis and the like as well as some really special items like their Chicken Butter Masala. We started of with a couple of popadoms and spiced onions, aloo tikka with chana and vegetable pakora. Their pakora sauce is a real speciality - you get two kinds, one spicy apple puree and the the other is spicy carrot based. We usually order a couple of main dishes and just split them so we had a chicken tikka garam masala and a lamb balti along with a boiled rice and a nice big garlic nan bread. Absolutely excellent and we were too stuffed to have a sweet!

Cuisine: Indian
My Rating: 10/10

No comments: