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Started by angelico on Oct 22, 2021 6:59:02 PM
This is my favourite curry in the whole world

… is what Angelica says, pretty much every time I make her a curry, which is two or three times a week.

When I told her I’d made another sag aloo today but let it slip that it was slightly different to the last one, she was nearly in tears. It had fine beans in it. But it was also her favourite curry in the whole world.

What’s yours?

NightInTGeorgia - 22 Oct 2021 21:37:43 (#18 of 60)

Gobi 65

hailesaladdie - 22 Oct 2021 21:39:17 (#19 of 60)

Oh yes. From Papa Js in Luton.

cozzer - 22 Oct 2021 22:19:50 (#20 of 60)

from a café run by a refuge for sex workers, opposite the Badshahi Mosque in Lahore

It’s a strong bid, early in the thread

AdonisBlue - 22 Oct 2021 22:22:14 (#21 of 60)

Papa Js another place I used to love, twenty years ago.

hailesaladdie - 22 Oct 2021 22:28:45 (#22 of 60)

It's supposedly Not As Good As It Used To Be, but I had many excellent lunches there when I was working in Luton. The A1 Dosa House, up in Bury Park, was always a safe bet too.

Antimatter - 22 Oct 2021 22:29:29 (#23 of 60)

Shimla Pinks in Birmingham, and Green Delight from Kardamon in Stony Stratford. No idea if they are still there though. I love a good curry.

Ginmonkey - 22 Oct 2021 22:30:52 (#24 of 60)

#12 the Ravi Shankhar on Drummond St. Very good vegetarian dhosas.

Also good are the Pakistani grill houses around East London. Lahore Kebab or Needoo Grill near Whitechapel high st are both v good.

hailesaladdie - 22 Oct 2021 22:33:59 (#25 of 60)

The Drummond Street ones always used to bill themselves as bhelpuri houses, which felt like an odd selling point (they never restricted themselves to it).

Oddly, one of the best bhelpuris I've had was in the domestic departures area of Kolkata airport (Dum Dum).

hailesaladdie - 22 Oct 2021 22:35:35 (#26 of 60)

New Tayyabs was good, too, until its reputation went to its head. Ambala, nearby on Brick Lane, used to deliver huge batches of excellent samosas to our office.

Moschops - 22 Oct 2021 23:11:47 (#27 of 60)

From a little street food place I know. You wouldn't have been there, it was years before they'd even serve me.

carterbrandon - 22 Oct 2021 23:56:31 (#28 of 60)

#23: I think that business of the waiter delivering cocaine to your table did for Shimla Pinks.

Antimatter - 23 Oct 2021 00:08:56 (#29 of 60)

It was a very fun place while it lasted.

ishyomah - 23 Oct 2021 00:18:47 (#30 of 60)

There's still Shimla Pinks in Leicester. Their fish dishes are good.

Macpaddy - 23 Oct 2021 00:39:33 (#31 of 60)

Fish curries have never done it for me.

ishyomah - 23 Oct 2021 01:04:22 (#32 of 60)

There's a place called Kayal, again in Leicester, who do a great mixed fish curry with a lemon-scented rice. And their seafood starter is a lovely 'sharing platter'.

But if it's not for you, McP, each to their own.

Snarlygog - 23 Oct 2021 01:43:47 (#33 of 60)

Restaurant Curry =lamb jalfrezi

Homemade = Ghoan fish curry

NightInTGeorgia - 23 Oct 2021 06:46:02 (#34 of 60)

You will, you will, you will, you will?

Catspyjamas17 - 23 Oct 2021 07:22:33 (#35 of 60)


King prawn dhansak, garlic naan.

Tadagee - 23 Oct 2021 08:21:56 (#36 of 60)

There was a Jamaican takeaway in Hither Green that did curried goat that was beyond perfection.

Sabacious - 23 Oct 2021 08:27:36 (#37 of 60)

I was never a fan of the fish curry but two dishes swayed me. Firstly the sliced haddock at Mother India in Glasgow and then the tandoori halibut in Amaya in Toronto which is still in the top 10 of best things I’ve eaten.

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