If the headlines are to be believed then this winter will be what meteorologists call pure Baltic.
Fortunately, you can put a little fire in your belly with today’s Big Deal on a three course meal with drinks at The Southern Spice.
With vouchers valid until the end of March, this offer could also be used a Christmas present. Who wouldn’t want to spice up their winter with some great Indian food?
Authentic Southern Indian
Conveniently located in Sauchiehall Street, the Southern Spice specialises in regional dishes from the South of India.
Sweet and sour from the use of tamarind; snappy from black pepper and creamy from coconut, the food at Southern Spice is an exciting alternative to more familiar Punjabi and Bangladeshi dishes.
Three course meal
This offer comes in two forms. Available Sunday to Wednesday, option one is for two people to each have a starter, main course, sundry accompaniment dish and dessert from the a la carte menu. The offer also includes a 175ml glass of wine, half pint of lager or soft drink per guest.
Available Thursday to Saturday, option two is for the same three course meal plus drink for two diners.
Dishes from the ‘Tandoori Sizzler’ section of the menu are excluded from both options and a £2 supplement applies on king prawn dishes.
Typical southern Indian starters on the menu include medu vada: deep fried savoury doughnuts flavoured with onion, green chilli and pepper.
Alternatively, idli are steamed rice cakes made with zero oil and which come with different mouth-watering dips.
More easily recognisable, perhaps, are the starters of pakora, chicken chat, lamb chops and the paneer, or Indian cheese, which is marinated, spiced and fried.
Personally, we reckon that the lamb chops, marinated in spices and then cooked in the tandoor oven, will be a big hit.
The main courses feature lots of classic south Indian specialities such as crispy dosas stuffed with lamb, chicken or potato masala; fish curries from Kerala and sambar: a dish of lentils and vegetables cooked with jaggery, tamarind and ground, roasted spices.
More mainstream options include chicken tikka masala, rogan josh and our old friend bhoona.
Vegetarians are exceptionally well catered for with a wide range of inventive dishes.
Not long after The Southern Spice opened, it was reviewed in the Sunday Herald by Joanna Blythman who wrote that, ‘Southern Spice is no standard curry house… the food is clearly authentic enough to find favour with people who know what the real thing should be like… front of house service at Southern Spice is as charming as the food’
We also liked this passionate TripAdvisor review:
‘A beautiful, real curry. If you are a curry fan, this restaurant is the nuts. Deep flavours quite unlike the standard curry that you get on the high street (and so much better). The place faces stiff competition from nearby… curry houses, so if looking for an amazing curry in Glasgow, give this place support – we need more curry houses that care as much about flavour as this one.’