The thought of going back to school would bring most people out in goose bumps.
Fortunately, today’s Big Deal with the Ashoka Cook School has nothing to do with double maths and everything to do with double tasty curries.
Based in the Phoenix Leisure Park in Linwood, the Ashoka Cook School offers Indian cookery classes by day and doubles up as an authentic Indian restaurant at night.
A la carte menu
Available in the evenings 7 days per week, today’s Big Deal with the Ashoka Cook School is for two people to each have a main course curry from the a la carte menu accompanied by a plain rice or nan.
The menu offers lots of great curry favourites, all cooked by the restaurant’s highly trained, professional chefs.
We like the sound of the lamb and green chilli – a bhoona style lamb marinated in green chillies and cooked with button mushrooms – but we can see why people might prefer the creamier pleasures of the delicate chicken korma.
One of the house specialities is the karahi lamb bhoona – lamb cooked in caramelised green pepper, onion, garlic and ginger all finished with fenugreek and coriander.
For something a little simpler, the desi chicken is a home-style dish made with fresh tomatoes and green chilli.
Vegetarian choices include dishes like the chana bhoona – chickpeas simmered in curry sauce flavoured with freshly ground masala spices, sautéed in tomatoes and jeera.
The offer excludes tandoori and king prawn dishes.
Part of the Phoenix Leisure Park, Linwood, today’s Big Deal would be perfect for a delicious curry before or after catching a film at the nearby Showcase Cinema.
You could also use it to round off a shopping trip at the Phoenix Retail Park.
If you love bhoonas or go crazy for jalfrezi then today’s Big Deal with the Ashoka Cookery School should get top marks.