When you woke up this morning, was your first thought ‘Bleurgh. Monday.’
Of course not, your first thought was almost certainly along the lines of ‘Hooray! Monday. First day of National Curry Week!’
Help celebrate curry’s culinary popularity with today’s Big Deal at Shimla Pinks on Glasgow’s Southside.
Named after the Indian equivalent of Sloane Rangers, Shimla Pinks is a long standing, family-run restaurant on Pollokshaws Road.
The offer is for either two or four people to each enjoy a delicious main course from the a la carte menu plus a portion of fried or boiled pilau rice.
The extensive menu at Shimla Pinks has enough variety to satisfy everyone from curry first timers (do they really exist?) to old hands who can tell their bhoona from their balti at a hundred paces.
Diners who prefer a gentle heat might like to try the Kashmiri korma: your choice of chicken or lamb cooked in yoghurt and saffron milk with pineapple, peaches or mangoes.
For those who like their curries a little more punchy, we would recommend the rich rogan josh or the chicken dhansak.
Vegetarians are well catered for at Shimla Pinks and we also liked the look of many of the house specialities.
To be honest, we can’t choose between the lamb nentara – made with a spicy sauce of tomatoes, fresh coriander leaves and fenugreek, garnished with spring onion and a sprinkle of fresh ginger – or the chicken achari: a speciality of Hyderabad which is cooked in a pickle masala with taste bud tickling whole green chillies.
Thali and tandoori sizzling dishes are excluded from the offer and seafood dishes will attract a supplement of £3 per dish.
The team at Shimla Pinks know how to keep their customers coming back. This is what one, very enthusiastic, diner had to say on TripAdvisor:
‘Excellent food and service. I recently had the pleasure of eating here and can tell you it is one of the best Indian restaurants I have been in. From the moment we arrived the service was friendly and extremely helpful and the choice of dishes on offer plentiful. My good lady asked for and received her dish exactly the way she asked for and I was very impressed by not only the quality of my karahi but also the portion size, all in all a very pleasant visit.’