I really do love curry, it’s probably one of my favourite things to eat. It’s one of those things I really crave sometimes, especially after long days at work.
One of my favourite Indian restaurants at home is The Spice Cube in my mums village Mountsorrel, between Loughborough and Leicester. I’ve reviewed their takeaway before (read it here) and for both eating in and out, it’s a firm family favourite.
We are always welcomed warmly and the food never disappoints. The restaurant is small and always fully booked towards the end of the week and weekends so if you want to go, I’d suggest you book. They won the best restaurant award in the 2012 Loughborough Curry Festival and since then it’s always busy. You can bring your own booze too which helps make this an affordable night out.
Do you have a system when you go out for a curry? In our family, its always poppadoms and pickles to start, sometimes a starter too if its a special occasion, and then we usually share rice and naans between two in an attempt *ahem* to be healthy!
For mains, I tend to stick to one or two things – the lamb sylheti is to die for – and actually, is one of their award winning dishes. Cooked with tomatoes, onions, garlic, ginger and wild lime. It has a lime pickle flavour which is just gorgeous! It’s one of my favourites.
If mum and I are trying to be healthy though, we’ll go for a sheek lamb kebab and chicken tandoori then share them with a side order of sag aloo or bombay aloo. The chicken especially deserves a shout out, always cooked to perfection – soft and moist inside but with those tasty little char bits on the edges.