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Top 10 Indian Dishes to Try

Indian cuisine: 10 top dishes to try

Whether you're after traditional Indian dishes or a dose of contemporary flare, Deliveroo has you covered. In celebration of everything that Indian cuisine has done for the UK, we've rounded up ten of the best Indian dishes from all across the country:

Duck Seekh Kebab, Trishna (London)

With a Michelin star to their name, Trishna is all about quality, and nowhere is this more evident than in their duck seekh kebab. It's hot, juicy and richly spiced, but just when you start to think that the heat's getting a bit too much, the pineapple chutney kicks in, cooling your palate and seeing the whole thing off in style. Trishna might have made their name as a fish restaurant, but the duck seekh kebab just might be their crowning jewel.

Adipoli Erachi Mulegu, Rasa (London)

Stir-fried with ground pepper, chilli, coconut slivers and Indian shallots, this lamb dish is a bold and brilliant contribution that brings the very best of South India to London. Rasa actually began life as a vegetarian restaurant. Looks like meat's back on the menu.

Dry Meat, Tayyabs (London)

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A legendary dish, Tayyabs' dry meat is a bit of an epic. Dense, rich and positively oozing with the Punjabi flavours which Tayyabs is known for, it's a London classic in every sense of the word.

Lobster Panchphoran, Asha's (Birmingham)

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One of Birmingham's best curry houses, Asha's puts seafood front and centre of their menu. The Lobster Panchphoran is perhaps their most enjoyable dish. It's a whole lobster sourced from the local market, weighs a monster 700-750 grams, and comes served with prawns, mustard paste and five spices. We're down.

Lucknow-style free range chicken biryani, Cinnamon Soho (London)

Want a traditional dish that's an all-round aromatic sensation? Cinnamon Soho's Lucknow-style free range chicken biryani is just the thing. Best to keep your napkins close. If you're anything like us, table manners are going out the window with this one!

Nalli Roganjosh, The Red Fort (London)

Mughal Court cooking in the heart of London. The Red Fort's Nalli Roganjosh, featuring juicy Scottish lamb shank, chilli, nutmeg, mace and cinnamon is one of Chef Azadur Rahman's finest creations. Arrestingly hot, addictively tasty – it's a seriously royal affair.

Butter Chicken, The Painted Heron (London)

Bringing a dash of contemporary style to everything they do, the award-winning chefs at The Painted Heron serve up some of the UK's most exciting Indian dishes, and the butter chicken (chicken tikka masala) might be the pick of the lot. We all think we've had the best chicken tikka masala ever. Once you've eaten at The Painted Heron, you'll know you have.

Hyderabadi Mutton Curry, Curry Leaf Café (Brighton)

Slow-cooked in a thick sauce made from Indian spices, ginger, garlic and brown onion, this mutton and potato curry is a street food masterclass from Brighton's Curry Leaf Café. Oh, and if you needed any more convincing, it comes served with coconut moong daal and steamed rice. You didn't need any more convincing, did you?

Tarah Tarah Kabab, Jashan (London)

So you like kebabs. You like kebabs so much, in fact, that you can't just pick one. Never fear, Jashan, one of the best Indian restaurants in North London, has the perfect solution. The Tarah Tarah is an assortment of lamb, chicken, seafood and vegetable kebabs. You say indecisive, we say having our cake and eating it.

Murgh Makhani, Pushkar (Birmingham)

When it comes to curries, Bishal Rasaily, Pushkar's award-winning Head Chef, knows exactly what he's doing. The Murgh Makhani is one of his finest creations: chicken tikka cooked slowly in a creamy tomato and cashew nut sauce flavoured with ginger, honey and dried fenugreek leaves. Rustic and comforting, this is North India in a dish.

Need some spice in your life? Head on over to Deliveroo for the best Indian restaurants near you.

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