Londoners are spoilt for choice when it comes to quality and sheer variety of new and exotic cuisines available to them. But one thing every Londoner knows is where to find some of the best Indian takeaway in their area. There’s no better way to judge how much the locals love a curry house than by how many customer are hooked, coming back to their favourite Indian restaurant again and again for their paneer tikka or butter chicken, cooked just the way it should be.
46 Hanbury Street, Tower Hamlets London E1 5JL
Most ordered dish: Masala Dosa
House speciality: Vellappam – a rich rice pancake with ground coconut and coconut milk.
This is not just any old ordinary Indian takeaway restaurant. Specialising in Southern Indian food Dosa World serves up huge, delicious stuffed lentil flour dosas with a variety of fillings among their amazing selection of yummy dishes. The perfect accompaniment to a rich, creamy southern-style Indian curry.
What customers say: ‘The closest to authentic Indian food I have had in the SE16 area… for all those missing food from India…this is the takeout to order from.’ Karthik, SE16
Spice Bar Tandoori Express
824 Green Lanes, Winchmore Hill London N21 2RT
Most ordered dish: Chicken Korma
House speciality: Sizzling Rami – spicy chicken and lamb cooked in the tandoori oven after being marinated overnight along with succulent king prawns.
With a huge veggie menu as well as the usual meat, chicken and seafood options, Spice Bar is a sure hit if you’re craving an authentic and spicy Indian curry for delivery. All the tandoori dishes are marinated overnight in yoghurt with herbs and tandoori spices, giving them a really rich and tasty flavour and an obvious must.
Most ordered dish: Chicken Tikka Masala
House speciality: Chicken Shazani – marinated chicken cooked with deep fried onion, garlic, fresh mango blended with butter and cream
Raka Indian Cuisine Ltd. has fast become a favourite in the area thanks to it’s delicious food and speedy service; everything you could ask for in a local Indian takeaway restaurant. The quality of ingredients used is always very high – all the meat dishes are fresh, tender and delicious.
Most ordered dish: Butter Chicken
House speciality: Dhaaba Roghan Josh – tenderly slow cooked lamb curry with slow burning spice and intense flavours.
West Londoners are lucky enough to have the reliable and extra tasty Masala Zone within reach. Vegetarians will be overjoyed to see the options available to them, from paneer makonwala cooked in a tangy tomato sauce to undhiyo and lentil khichdi bursting with sweet potatoes and creamy aubergine. Don’t worry meat lovers, there’s plenty fiery chicken madras for you too.
Most ordered dish: Chicken Korma
House speciality: Lamb Kochi Gosht – tender lamb cooked in a medium spicy sauce, garnished with fried onions, garlic and chopped ginger.
You don’t become one if the UK’s favourite curry houses without having a pretty impressive repertoire of delicious Indian curries and starters, speedy delivery and warm service. Judging by the exceptionally high return rate, they’re doing something right with the tandoori, balti and Persian dishes.
What customers say: ‘The food was excellent and I would strongly recommend this restaurant to anyone who simply wants to order and eat good food without any stress!’ Mandy from SE18