Tonight we had a meal in Sindhu. As ever, this was excellent.
Val had a starter of Khasta Murgh (chicken tikka pie with wild berry compote) followed by Traditional Rogan Josh (saffron spiced Kashmiri lamb with pilaf rice). I had a starter of Karari Gobhi, which was described as a ‘Tandoori cauliflower parcel with piccalilli and smoked tomato chutney’, and a main course of Murgh Biriyani – Indian-style baked chicken and rice. These were served together in a pot with a flaky pastry top. There were the usual mini-popadoms and chutneys as an appetiser, a complimentary potato dumpling dish, and side dishes with the main courses.
For dessert Val had ‘Berry Bapia Doi’, described as yoghurt cheese cake with hibiscus tea jelly and ‘textures of raspberry’! I had something called Atul’s Tropical Trifle, which was described as ‘deconstructed trifle with mango, coconut and passion fruit’. And indeed it was – there was a piece of sponge covered in coconut flakes; a roll of custard enclosed in a jelly/gelatine outer; some fruits; and a whisp of spun sugar. I had a mouthful of each component – I couldn’t manage any more – and it was lovely.
The whole meal was delicious, though as ever there was a lot of food. We feel pretty stuffed.