Curry Pot Glasgow
Sitting at the bottom of Byres Road on Dumbarton Road is a little Indian takeaway called Curry Pot. Its one of those places that we have walked past countless times without really noticing it. However, this week we really fancied a curry and walking past, the intoxicating smells enticed us inside. Although it is mainly a takeaway, there are three tables inside, and after a recent renovation, the place is really cute. Soft lighting comes courtesy of the filament lightbulbs that hang from the ceiling, coupled with the orange walls, adorned with cartoon-style drawings.
As is also stated on the wall, Curry Pot places a great deal of emphasis on fresh ingredients, with no pastes, powders or artificial colours. Dishes are cooked to order, which is a rarity in many similar outfits.
Naturally, we kicked off with warm, thin and crispy poppadoms with a delicious mango chutney on the side.
Then to start we had the Aubergine Pakora. This can often be too heavy and stodgy, but this was incredibly light and crispy, and not at all greasy. As lovers of aubergine, we were in heaven.
For our main courses we opted for the Chicken Biryani and the South Indian Chicken Chettinad, with a side order of Saag Paneer and garlic naan.
The Biryani was beautifully cooked. The rice was light, fluffy and armomatic, with a generous amount of tender chicken throughout. Caramelised onions and saffron gave the dish some real punch, and the fresh mint really lifted it. The Biryani came with a glorious mint & coriander yoghurt which worked perfectly with it, and gives a lovely fresh finish in your mouth.
Chicken Chettinad is known as being one of the most flavourful chicken dishes from South Indian cuisine and this one did not disappoint. The chicken was succulent while the sauce was surprisingly light, yet indulently creamy, made with curry leaves, stoneflower and coconunt milk, and a wisper of garlic in the background. Scooped up with the soft and chewy garlic naan, this is just dreamy.
The Saag Paneer was so rich, creamy and comforting. The paneer is made in-house and has a beautiful smooth, light, almost fluffy texture and mild creamy flavour. Coupled with the wilted, creamy spinach, its not hard to understand why this is such a loved vegetarian dish.
Overall, we had a cracking meal at Curry Pot. Everything we ate was delicious, homemade and cooked to order. Its already very reasonably priced, but if you did want to learn more about their meal deals and discounts, you can download their app.
Curry Pot, 139 Dumbarton Rd, Glasgow G11 6PR.
0141 334 1549
Open Mon - Thurs: 4-11pm | Fri: 4-11pm | Sat & Sun: 2-11pm