Madha Restaurant (Merchant City, Glasgow) 2022 : Review

The Visit

I had a review today today, but due to unforeseen circumstances that had to be rearranged.

On my way back to my car I decided to pop in to Madha as I was very hungry.

Dinner

A friend has told me that I should try Madha’s Biriyani and today I thought lets finally order it and see how it is.

Dum Biryani (Chicken) £15.95
An aromatic, mouth-watering North Indian dish of layered basmati rice, rose water, fragrant spices and caramelized onions. Served with Sabzi Raita to complement the exquisite flavours of the Biriyani.

On arrival I was instantly hit was a great aroma, the smell instantly made my mouth water and I couldnt wait to dig in.

I plated up and it was time to taste.

WOW this was the exact opposite of what I was expecting, it wasn’t just a boring rice dish it was packed with flavours, great spices and tasted amazing!

As the description said it came with Sabzi Raita which really did compliment the already great flavour

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Visit Overall :

I am very glad I tried the Biriyani today, as I will be ordering this again at my next visit.

The flavours were perfect and I could have easily had another.

Have you been here? let me know what you had and thought in the comments.

Overall Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

The Radhuni Indian Restaurant (Loanhead, Scotland) 2022 : Review

The Visit

The guys over at The Radhuni invited me over to try the NEW Special Banquet Menu, so I said yes and set the date and took a visit.

The NEW menu is amazing value and consists of a 3 course at £14.95 per person and is available every Sunday 2pm till 10pm.

The Inside

Ok so at the top you saw the outside photo, your thought was probably like mine…its going to be tiny inside max 8 tables….nope how wrong I was and I think everyone is.

Its massive inside and the décor is lovely! as you can see from the above photos.

They also have an outside garden area but not open yet due to weather, and they also do Shisha but due to covid restrictions that will be starting later so keep watching their website or ask inside for details.

The Dinner

Today I was with my friend, so we ordered items that we both could try, and it gave me more photos to show you what the food was like.

Starters

Sabzi Pakora
Deep-fried balls of gram flour, onions, mixed vegetables and a variety of spices, served with a special sauce.

I am a big pakora fan so this was a must to order.

On arrival, the presentation was very nice, and the looked and smelled very good….time to taste and see.

These were very nice pakora, they had a nice thin crispy batter and had a lovely taste to them. They were not as light as I have had before, but they were really nice.

The dip was also very nice and it worked very well with the flavours of the pakora.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Chicken Puri
Small pieces of chicken in a subtle sauce, enhanced by fresh coriander on a bed of puffed, fried bread and accompanied by a green salad.

My friend ordered this, but I had a taste of the chicken and sauce and also the fried bread.

The sauce was packed with flavour, the chicken was mega tender and the whole bite with the bread worked really good.

For me, this was the winning starter but that’s a personal taste thing.

On my next visit, I will be getting this again, and maybe another starter to try.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Mains

Next, as you saw from the menu we had to order 3 mains, so I opted for Chicken Korma my friend went with Murgh Mango and the joint one was the Methi Gosht.

The below title is the visual order of the dishes so you know what they look like.

Murgh Mango, Chicken Korma and Methi Gosht

As soon as this arrived on the table Chris and I were hit with amazing aromas and it visually all looked really good.

As I said at the start of this, value for money is amazing!

Now it’s time to taste the Currys.

Murgh Mango
Chicken tikka cooked with mango, onion, garlic, fresh coriander and mild spices, finished with fresh cream and almonds.

I started with this even though the one I ordered was the Korma.

This was really nice, I could take the spices, and garlic and really loved the flavour. The chicken was nice and tender and the curry plus rice worked perfectly.

I would have loved to have a little more mango coming through but that’s a personal thing.

Methi Gosht
Lamb cooked with fenugreek, fragrant herbs and spices to give a delicious medium-hot flavour.

As you’ve read this was a joint option, so now it was time to taste.

Oh…this again was very nice, I got a lot of the spices coming through and the lamb was cooked well.

Flavour-wise I really liked this and just like the one above it worked very well with the rice.

Badami Korma (Chicken or Lamb)
A mild, delicate sauce of natural yoghurt, cream, almonds, coconuts, fresh herbs and spices.

This was my option, and I always judge a place on the Korma to start with the second visit I check out a few other dishes.

I have had very bad Korma’s and only a few really good ones….so what about this one?

I took a taste of the sauce on its own and ohh this was so good! I could taste the nice creamy flavours and also a nice good coconut flavour! now to test the chicken…just as I expected it was mega tender and it was a great choice!

This is one of the best Kormas I have had!!

Naan Bread

We ordered both rice and naan for the main, so I could try a bit of both.

This was a very nice naan, it was extremely light and had a lovely flavour and nice texture.

It worked really good with every curry today.

Visit Overall

Firstly a massive thank you to the guys at The Radhuni for the invite, and the great meal.

I was really impressed with todays visit, from the size of the restaurant, décor and the quality of the food and value for money from this new Sunday menu.

I am adding here to my Top Spots to visit! and highly recommend you check out this NEW menu and the Radhuni on Sundays…or for their main menu during the week.

Overall Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.
The review posted above was not influenced in any way just because it was gifted, all comments and thoughts in this blog post are my 100% honest opinion.

Swadish Modern Indian Cuisine 2022 : Review

The Visit

Ajay invited me to come along to try some desserts, but on arrival he also wanted me to try some dishes that I have never tried.

As you have seen I have been a lot but there were a few dishes I had not tried yet and tonight I would try 2 new ones.

Starter

Roasted Masala Lamb Chops (normally £17)
Scottish Prime Lamb Chops marinated in Ginger, Garlic, Peppercorns, Fennel Seeds, Garam Masala, Mint Chutney, Spiced Pomegranate Reduction.

Lamb chops are something I would never think to order, as other dishes tend to jump out at me but Ajay said I should give them a try.

On arrival, this looked very interesting, but it was time time to taste and see how they were.

I took a bite and it blew my mind! the meat was super tender and melted in my mouth, the flavour was amazing and with the reduction wow! Why didn’t I order this sooner!

This was completely finished and I would say it’s now my favourite starter and highly recommend you try it.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Main Course

Banana Leaf Wrapped Sea Bream (Normally £18)
Mediterranean Sea Bream fillet marinated with Tomato Masala, Raw Mango, Green Coconut Chutney and Gunpowder Asparagus, Boiled Rice.

I had tried a few fish dishes but neve this, and Ajay said I should give it a try and since his recommendation for my starter was perfect I said ok.

On arrival I started to think “what do I do here, do I eat from the leaf or take it out”…I just went with my gut instinct.

Opening the leaf the aroma of the fish hit me and it was so so good.

Time to taste…

I tried the fish on its own, and it was packed with flavour, perfectly cooked as it just melted in my mouth. I tried the asparagus and again mmm and then everything together and WOW

I know I sound like every time I go here and have something its always amazing…well it is! that’s why I keep going back!

I will be ordering this again!

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Dessert

Ghevar mille feuilles (normally £9)
Crisp ghewar shards, saffron cream, dulce de leche, seasonal fruits

Ajay wanted me to try two desserts that were going to be released soon on the new menu, and this was one of them.

Firstly lets start with the presentation, how amazing does this look! as they say you eat with your eyes first, and this ticked all the boxes!

I have never heard of this before, or tried this so i was very exited to see how it would taste.

I made sure I got a little of everything, and took a bite.

The first thing to hit me was all the flavours then the texture of the ghewar shards, these are like a honeycomb texture but much fluffier.

This was such a good dessert, and was perfect after a big meal as it was very light but so so tasty.

Keep watching for this on the menu and do check it out.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Chocolate Creameux (normally £9.50)
praline cream, sesame crisp, raspberry sorbet

Another dessert coming to the new menu is this one, and this sounded right up my street…you know me and chocolate and sweet stuff and this sounded and on arrival looked super sweet.

I took a bite and I was in heaven! it was so smooth, amazing chocolate flavour and I loved every mouthful.

The raspberry sorbet was perfect, the flavour was so good and a combo of everything was a perfect balance of textures and flavours.

Here is another one for you guys to try when the new menu gets launched.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.


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