Cooking Christmas dinner and hosting a Hogmanay bash both require military planning, nerves of steel and a genuine feel for turkey stuffing.
Best leave it all to the experts. If you would like to relax on Christmas Day or make the most of Hogmanay without having to peel a single sprout then today’s Big Deal is like all your Christmases coming at once.
Both Masala Twist restaurants and the Punjabi Tadka have excellent reputations for their authentic and innovative Indian cooking.
If you want to spice up your festive season then today’s Big Deal is raita up your street. Sorry, we had to get a pun in somewhere.
This offer is for a table of four people to enjoy a spicy 5 course Christmas Day meal at either Masala Twist on Byres Road or the Masala Twist Tikka Tapas Bar on Hope Street.
There will be two sittings: one at 12.30pm-3.30pm and one at 4pm-7pm. Bookings will be taken on first come first served basis.
The offer is for a table of four however additional guests can be added for £16.25.
The five course meal starts with poppadoms, spiced onions and a spicy bbq sauce. The choice of starters includes haggis pakora, prawn cocktail, veg pakora, spiced garlic prawns, chicken tikka and aubergine fritters.
The main course selection offers twelve different dishes ranging from butter chicken and lamb madras to Goan fish curry and Bombay aloo. If Indian food isn’t your favourite then try the turkey platter or the haddock ‘n’ chips.
The desserts on offer are mince pies; gulab jamin with ice cream and, of course, Christmas pudding. Your meal will finish with tea or coffee.
Taking place at Masala Twist on Byres Road or Punjabi Tadka on The Boardwalk in East Kilbride, the Hogmanay bash is for a five course meal on Monday 31st of December. Starting from 8.30pm, the entertainment includes a DJ and a belly dancing show. As well as a glass of fizz at the Bells, guests will enjoy a mouth-watering five course feast.
Starting with poppadoms, spiced onions and spicy bbq sauce, the menu moves onto a range of starters which includes chicken tikka, spiced garlic prawns, chilli chicken and mixed pakora.
There are eleven different main courses to choose from. As well as old faves like the South Indian garlic chilli chicken and lamb chettinad, the choice includes venison curry, rabbit curry and even a mince ‘n tatties curry. Veggies are well catered for and, if you don’t fancy Indian, there is the option to have haddock ‘n’ chips.
The meal finishes with Scottish tablet and ice cream, a banoffee pot or a strawberry sundae followed by tea or coffee.