Glasgow’s curry reputation is unparalleled.
Our city has won the Curry Capital of Britain four out of a possible eleven times and has been runner-up six times. The chicken tikka masala was invented in Glasgow. Forget haggis, neeps and tatties – curry is our national dish.
Which is why we know you’ll love today’s Big Deal from an award-winning curry restaurant with a chef who paved the way for Glasgow’s curry credentials.
Heera Indian Restaurant at Glasgow’s Charing Cross is overseen by chef Purvais Mohammed (or PJ) who has cooked for stars including Brad Pitt, Michael Jackson and Pavarotti.
In June, PJ was crowned Scotland’s curry chef of the year at the prestigious Scottish Curry Awards when the judges decided he creates the most authentic Indian food in Scotland.
PJ began honing his skills at the age of sixteen when he trained as a chef at Noor Mahal in Shawlands and became one of the first chefs in Scotland to have a Tandoor oven, making traditional Indian nan for his customers.
Since then he has worked at a number of Indian restaurants in Glasgow before opening Heera.
Today’s Big Deal gives you the chance to eat as much as you want of PJ’s award-winning food from Heera’s Indian buffet.
You can choose from a selection of starters which may include pakora, samosas and onion bhajis.
Main meals include chicken korma, lamb rogan josh and a wide range of vegetarian dishes such as paneer saag and tarka daal. A selection of nan breads and rice are available to mop up the curry.
Heera are committed to producing the healthiest dishes possible using locally sourced ingredients, so the dishes in the buffet will change with the seasons.
Many happy customers who have visited Heera Indian Restaurant have made their feelings known on Trip Advisor, with the following reviews fairly typical:
“We had a lovely buffet meal tonight. Staff were so friendly and obliging!! The food was excellent and we could not beat the value for money. Well done and thank you for a lovely evening.”
Another reviewer said:
“First visit but certainly won’t be the last. We went for the buffet which had several different curries with vegetarian options. It was lovely and fresh and piping hot. I had a bit of everything. I just cannot fault the place – a must if you are in Glasgow.”