Some of the earliest European fans of chillies prized the peppers for their medicinal properties more than their culinary uses.
Many modern day chilli heads still swear that the spicy little treats can be used to cure everything from Monday morning-itus to the bad-day-at-work blues.
Prescribe yourself today’s Big Deal on a two course meal for two with the Green Chilli Café – it’s a tonic for the taste buds.
A la carte
The offer is for two people to each enjoy any starter and any main course from the a la carte menu at the Green Chilli Café along with a 175ml glass of house wine.
The menu offers a fantastic choice of authentic Indian dishes plus a few whose roots are perhaps more Buchanan Street than Bombay.
Popular starters include the aubergine fritters; chilli king prawns and the haggis fritters which come with a tangy sauce.
Hardcore chilli fans might want to take on the green chilli pakora.
The main courses are just as exciting. Alongside crowd pleasers like the lamb Bhoona and chicken korma are choices such as the Goan fish curry; royal chicken jafrezi and the hot ‘n’ sour chicken sharabi which is cooked with a dash of Chianti.
Part of the Harlequin group of restaurants, the Green Chilli Café is winning plenty of fans on the 5pm restaurant site. This is what a recent diner thought of his experiences at the West End dining spot:
‘Excellent fresh food. Very good, fresh, light and well cooked food. Have been several times and never been disappointed. Well worth a visit.’ Rating 4.8/5