The Thrill Of The Grill

After an hour of Bollywood dancing : hand waving, beckoning and hip swaying at the Little Egypt Dance Studio in Dalry   we needed some sustenance and recommended by our teacher who comes from Mumbai and a fellow dancer who comes from the Punjab we shimmied on down Dalry Road to Kebabish Original.

On a Wednesday night this modern-style north Indian restaurant with not a trace of a Taj Mahal or flocked wallpaper in sight was buzzing. Crowds of Indian families were clearly not holding back on the sizzling  food which we could all see from the  open grill at the end of the restaurant, We could see flames leaping and long kebab spears being spiked with cubes of marinated meat. The grill is the speciality here as are dishes cooked in the tawa – we went for homestyle desi saag chicken cooked with spinach lentils and a good kick of ginger which the owner said was his mother’s recipe and succulent chicken tikka which we ate straight off the kebab spear. There are also a good selection of lamb prawn and veggie dishes to choose from as well as traditional curry house kormas and madras and Biryani dishes.

It is great having a view into the open kitchen, waiters are attentive and helpful – no need to wave for attention – done enough of that with the Bollywood moves and a nice touch is that there is free corkage. There is a Coop 10 paces up the road which sells bottles of cold Cobra beer.

I will be sorry when the Bollywood dance classes come to an end as  this Halal Punjabi Grill restaurant and take away is a great incentive to shimmy and spin and am glad it is now on my culinary repertoire – and yours – and worth checking out all the dance classes at Little Egypt…. Belly fusion anyone?

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