People have often joked that curries are the only effective cure for a bad day at work. But, gags aside, many of the spices used in curries are also thought to have medicinal qualities.
Chillies have been used for pain relief and turmeric is an anti-inflammatory.
We can’t guarantee that today’s Big Deal will fix anyone suffering from an erratic tikka but we’re damn sure that your taste buds won’t fall into a korma when eating at Punjabi Tadka (Atrium Court).
The three course meal for two includes a choice of starter and main course followed by the special house tablet ice cream or that all time favourite Indian dessert, gulab jamin with ice cream.
Spice-loving Big Deal buddies have free rein of the starters and the main course on the a la carte menu.
From the culinary crossover of the haggis pakora starters to the delights of Goan king prawn curry, the Punjabi Tadka is all yours.
Other mouth-watering starters include the machi Amritsari, a delicately spiced fillet of white fish lightly fried in a featherlike batter and, of course, the chicken tikka, marinated chicken barbecued to juicy perfection in the clay oven.
Alternatively, the filled dosa, or lentil pancakes, and the poori, or deep fried chapatti will transport you to the belly-pleasing surrounds of Bombay.
Popular main courses include the tandoori range, old faves like the bhoona and the chef’s selection which includes butter chicken and lalpari which is barbecued chicken or lamb prepared with red wine, red peppers, green chillies and fresh coriander.
If you think that you deserve a medicinal chicken tikka massala or a plateful of pick-me-up pakora then today’s Big Deal is:
£22.50 for a three course meal for two people at Punjabi Tadka (Atrium Court) in East Kilbride: a 55% saving on the standard £50