Paratha Box Order (Aikenhead Road, Glasgow) : Review

While sitting at work the optician said to me have I heard of Paratha Box? I had never heard of them so I brought up the menu and took a look.

Everything sounded so good, and they also did Lassi.

After talking about them and looking at the menu we decided lets get something from them for lunch.

The Order

This was what I got.

Chicken Tikka Paratha Roll £6.00
They say it was invented in Glasgow. The chicken tikka paratha was born here at paratha box, the perfect breakfast, lunch and evening meal! Served in a roll.

This was huge and had a good weight to it, this was going to be a good lunch.

I unwrapped it and took a big big bite…

This was completely packed with flavour!!! this was so so good!!! Everything worked really well and the chicken was really nice and tender.

I am so glad I was introduced to Paratha Box as I cant wait to try more from them.

Extremely filling and really good its getting a SOLID 5/5

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Mango Lassi £2.50
330ML of a heavenly taste, Sweet Lassi – freshly made from mango pulp mixed with a blend of yoghurt. Makes a perfect drink for a hot summers day or with any paratha …

Mango Lassi is always a must they are just so good and super addictive.

If you have never had one think of a sweet mango smoothie.

I have found Mango Lassi’s to be hit or miss depending where you go, they are either perfect and nice flavours and sweet or not sweet and just ok.

This one was perfect and sweet enough for me, as I have a very sweet tooth so I enjoyed every sip.

I could have easily had another.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Overall :

I was so full after my lunch, but it was worth it.

I loved everything! flavours of both the Lassi and the Paratha was perfect. I cant wait to try more from their menu.

If you have never heard of them, or tried them please do give them a wee order and let me know what you think…but I am sure you will enjoy it 🙂

Overall Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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An attempt at Chef Ajay Kumar (Swadish Restaurant) Tandoori Chicken Tikka Recipe

I thought since the first time went ok, let’s try another recipe from Chef Ajay’s YouTube channel.

This time round I decided to try the Tandoori Chicken Tikka, so I had to watch make sure we had everything (a quick trip to Tesco was needed) and then setup and get ready to watch and prepare at the same time as the video.

I watched the first part of the video and left the marinated chicken for 24 hours, as I wanted it to be nice and tender.

Since I didn’t have a Tandoor in the flat, I opted for the oven and actually left it for 40mins.

Tandoori Chicken Tikka

This was the finished attempt.

From start to finish this smelled really good, and also tasted really good.

The final result was AMAZING!! for me the chicken had the perfect flavour and was very light. I had loads this night, and didn’t feel that bloated way after it all.

Chef Ajay’s Version

View Ajays Channel : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG71V9d1FDvM-V5YFxoH9ZA

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Glasgow Bloggers Meet Up #2 (GLasgow) : Chaakoo..Saves the Day

As you may have read in my last Bloggers Meet up post, I have never done anything like this before and for me this is a challenge and a fun event to organise.

So organising this event started off really well, then on Monday 27th February that’s when everything started to go down hill.

This event was meant to be held at Glasgow Sugar Dumplin, but on Monday 27th February 2017 I heard that it had gone in to Liquidation.

This was crazy to hear and very sad, as it was a home from home for me….then the panic started where to locate this second event.

I called a few locations but due to the amount of people they couldn’t manage to take us, so I contacted the manager at Chaakoo and he saved the day.

After that I had a few more people cancel, this was expected as you never get the full amount at any event.

Our Meet Up : Friday 3rd March 2017

Location : Chaakoo Bombay Cafe

79 ST VINCET STREET
GLASGOW G2 5TF

T: 0141 229 0000
W: http://chaakoo.co.uk

 

The Bloggers :

I will only add the new bloggers that attended tonight, if you want to learn about the others as they visited at my first event view it here

Elanor Brammer

Twitter@tiggypoes
Blogtiggypoesandflutterbys.blogspot.co.uk

Kirsty

Twitter@kirstymonday
Blogthemondayproject.co.uk

Karen

Twitter@kar_took
Blogwww.karen-graham.co.uk

Scott 

Twitter@DrScottJMcGrane

Unfortunately not as many as I hoped turned up, which was a shame as it would have been nice to meet more people and also since Chaakoo kept the spaces for me.

The Food :

Just like all my visits I am a big fan of the food here, and could easily have a lot more than I really order.

SMOKED CHICKEN TIKKA £5.95
Our own whisky chip smoked chicken, drowsed in our tikka dry rub with raita.

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Tasted just as it says smoked chicken.

For me this was nice, it was smoky, cooked well and the chicken was nice and tender. The sauce added a little extra taste, but for me the chicken was fine on its own.

SAAG PANEER £5.95 (V)
A classic jalfrezi dish of spiced spinach, studded with cubes of creamy fried paneer cheese.

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Yip had to order it again, this is my new favourite dish here as my other has now been removed from the menu.

This is a very nice dish, not too spicy and loaded with flavour. If you like curry and cottage cheese and never had this before, then this is kinda what its like but very very tasty.

KEEMA MATAR £5.50
Minced Lamb simmered with garden peas, garlic and ground spices, enriched with a splash of cream.

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This was my first time trying this dish, I didn’t know what it would be like but thought lets give something new a try.

For me this was a little spicy, and also was like a lasagna without the pasta and cheese.

Would I have it again? not sure as it was just a little to spicy for my taste, but if you like spicy then why not give it a shot if you visit Chaakoo.

Overall :

Overall the night was a very fun night, got to meet some new people and we all had a nice evening.

A BIG thanks to Chaakoo for saving the day!!!!!!

Looking to try a really good Indian restaurant in Glasgow, then please do check out Chaakoo I promise it wont disappoint.

If you would be interested in attending my future Glasgow Blogger meet ups then tweet me or contact me.

  • Child Friendly : Yes (only if they are well behaved)
  • Cash/Credit Card : Both
  • Service : 5
  • The portion sizes & taste : 5
  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Value for money : 5
  • Overall : 5
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