Swadish (Merchant City, Glasgow) : Review

V: 3rd October 2020


With my appetite slowly returning, I decided to take a visit to one of my favorite restaurants Swadish.

I have been here a few times and tried their Heat & Eat, which if you havent check out here VIEW as at the time I am posting this there is a mini lockdown for restaurants so check it out for a great take away!!.

I have never had a bad meal here, everything has always been very tasty and extremely morish.

Todays Order

As I said I wasnt too hungry but I wanted to try and see what I could eat, as there were 3 dishes I wanted to try.

The Food

Crispy Kale Bhajis £4.50
Battered Kale, Onions, Gram Flour, Minted Yoghurt.

This is something I would have never ordered, but today I wanted to give it a try.

On arrival this looked very nice, and also the smell was really good to. I am glad I did order this as it was nice and crispy with an amazing taste, everything worked really well.

This was a really good dish, the sauce, kale, crispness was really really nice.

If like me this is something you would skip, don’t!! trust me you will really like this.

  • Presentation : 5
  • Flavour : 5
  • Value For Money : 5
  • Overall : 5

Main Course

Butter Chicken Naanwich £7.00
Finger licking chicken marinated in lemon, lots of butter and tangy spices, toped with a caramelised onions and spicy tomato salsa.

I follow Swadish on Instagram, and this popped up a few times and really tickled my tastebuds so I knew I had to order this when I visited.

On arrival this was a big portion, and visually looked really nice and the smell mmmm my mouth started to water.

The first bit through to the last bite were just perfect, the flavours of everything and the textures really it was a perfect mouthful every time.

This is something I would 100% order again.

  • Presentation : 5
  • Flavour : 5
  • Value For Money : 5
  • Overall : 5

Side

Poppadom Nachos £5.50

This sounded interesting, as I have never had or heard of Poppadom Nachos before so I had to order and see what it was like.

On arrival this looked really interesting, and I couldnt wait to dig in and try it.

WOW this was so good, it was a modern Indian take on a classic and it worked 100%. The sauces, the salsa and poppadoms worked really well together.

You need to order this!!!

  • Presentation : 5
  • Flavour : 5
  • Value For Money : 5
  • Overall : 5

Visit Overall :

Another faultless visit, loaded with really amazing food!

Tonight I tried dishes I might not have ordered, and I am so glad I did as now I can recommend them to you to try as they will blow your mind!

I highly recommend everything I had tonight, and in my previous reviews and if you havent visited Swadish before then you need to add it to your place to visit as it will become your new favourite place for dinner.

Review Scores –

  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu Choice : 5
  • Service : 5
  • Food : 5
  • Value for Money: 5
  • Overall : 5

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Swadish 5 Course Heat and Eat meal for 2 (Glasgow, Merchant City) : Review

GIFTED

Swadish is back woohoo!!!

I have been keeping an eye on when Swadish were going to do a takeaway, and they are now doing a great one.⠀

They gifted me a 5-course Heat and Eat for 2 meal, and I couldn’t wait to dig in and start eating.⠀

With the takeaway you get instructions on how to heat each item, and for how long so that they taste great.

Nibbles

POPPADOMS

These poppadoms were lovely and crispy, and had a great flavour.

They worked extremely well with the dips and spiced onions.⠀

Crispy Battered Kale

Wow now this was my first time trying Kale, and I think I am in love.

This was so nice and super moreish.⠀

I cant wait to get this again.

Spiced Onions

You can’t go wrong with spiced onions, these were mega YUM!!!!!⠀

Starters

Tomato Shorba (Soup)

I am not a soup fan, but wow this was very tasty, really nice flavours….and if you normally don’t like tomato soup you would love this.⠀

Chicken Chat (Wings)

The chicken meat was very tender, and had a nice flavour….finger licking good as they say.

Onion & Potato Bhaji 

I am becoming a big fan of Onion Bahji and mmmm these were so so so so good!!!!!!!!

Main Course

As you have seen from above the starters were supper mouth wattering

I couldn’t wait to dig in to the mains, as they all looked and smelled amazing.

Chicken Tikka Masala

The chicken was very tender, and melted in my mouth.

The sauce was nice and creamy and had an amazing flavour.

Lamb Karahi

I am not a massive Lamb fan, its something I have to be in the mood for but I opted for this dish to see what it was like.

I am now converted, the lamb was tender, and again another amazing flavour.

Delhis Chaana Masala

This had a nice little kick to it, but the sauce was very creamy, and overall again another really nice tasty dish.

Pilau Rice

The rice was nice fluffy and is the perfect accompaniment for an Indian main.

Plain Naan

Fluffy and very nice, naans are ideal served as a side dish to your favourite curry.

Desert :

Yup and theres more…

Gulab Jamun

This is a big fav of mine, as its something I ALWAYS order and mmmm so good.

I could have easily had many many more of these 🙂

Overall :

Note : Just because this was gifted, that has not influenced my thoughts in any way. The above is a 100% honest review of the Heat and Eat from Swadish.

Firstly a big thanks to Swadish for making my Saturday evening special.

The food tonight was amazing, and that is really the only way to describe the food.

Everything was cooked to perfection, had amazing flavours and mega moreish.

I have been to Swadish a few times, and plan on visiting again when I can. I can honestly say the food, service etc was perfect.

If you want to taste how good Swadish food is then follow them on Instagram, Facebook etc and send them a message. The Heat and Eat platters are going fast, so you need to get your order in or you will need to wait till next weeks.

Review Scores –

  • Menu : 5
  • Food : 5
  • Value for Money: 5
  • Overall : 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 my fiancee and I decided to try the Tandoori Chicken Tikka, so we 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.

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

Since we didn’t have a Tandoor in the flat, we opted for the oven and actually left it for 40mins which for us was perfect.

tandoori chicken tikka

This was our 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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Let me know if you try this at home, and tag me and Ajay (Swadish) on your Instagram pics.

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