If you're a fan of all things spiced and aromatic, you know that there is nothing better than mopping up your favourite creamy curry sauce with some freshly-baked, buttery naan. Sure, National Curry Week has come to an end, but that doesn't mean you can't warm up with a delicious bowl tonight!
Looking for the best curry in the UK? You may not have to look too far: Sheffield is quickly becoming the ultimate hotspot for all sorts of tasty Southeast Asian dishes.
1. Chicken Biryani, Ashoka
This chicken and rice blend is a match made in heaven. A traditional chicken biryani dish is packed with flavoursome spices, coriander leaves and a hint of mint. The rice can also be richly scattered with a generous sprinkling of crunchy nuts and raisins, creating a perfectly delicate intermingling of sweet and salty.
Everyone makes this flavourful rice differently, but some restaurants manage to absolutely nail it. Established in 1967, Ashoka is one of Sheffield's India-inspired gems that you definitely won't want to pass up. Their chicken biryani provides you with a well-rounded meal that delivers a delicious flavour-bomb to keep you satisfied.
2. Rogan Josh, Balti King
For all the lamb lovers out there, this aromatic dish is for you. A perfect gateway into Kashmiri cuisine, Rogan Josh is one of the UK's favourite curry recipes adopted from the North Indian valley community. Balti King can serve you this Kashmiri classic along with a whopping 700 other Southeast Asian dishes to tickle your taste buds.
If you just can't get enough of that Kashmiri taste, you also have to take a look at some of Aagrah's excellent fish curries, too!
3. Mysore Masala Dosa, Arusuvai
Originating from Mangalorean Indian cuisine, this unique, fermented crêpe-like dish gives you a healthy blend of lentils, rice, potatoes, ground fenugreek and, of course, curry!
Arusuvai delivers some of the best mysore masala dosas in Sheffield. In fact, they're so good at it that have an entire "Dosa Corner" dedicated to the tasty treat. Served with sambar, a deliciously rich lentil and veggie blend, and a brilliantly sweet chutney infused with coconut and red chillies, you might find yourself ordering another one right away.
4. Chettinad Chicken, Maveli
In this classic example of South Indian cuisine, a plethora of aromatic spices such as cumin, paprika, and turmeric powder are ground into a thick paste and coupled with red chillies, fennel, and ground nuts. The chicken is then marinated in the thick sauce that includes creamy yoghurt to tame its robust flavour.
If you have yet to try Chettinad chicken, Sheffield's Maveli Restaurant & Bar is the best place to start. They add their signature touch with a toasted coconut paste, and serve it hot and garnished with fresh coriander leaves. Top it all off with a generous bowl of fragrant rice and toasty paratha bread for the full experience.
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