Rishis Indian Aroma is located in the centre of town on Bath Street, across the road from BHS and is looking to challenge the established Indian restaurants of Glasgow. I had passed by earlier in the day and was happy to smell some lovely aromas from inside, a good sign I hoped.
Later in the day I returned back to meet my friend who had arrived earlier. She was being well looked after by the friendly staff.
Inside we picked a seat and sat down to peruse the menu.
After a chat with the waiter we decided upon a Plain Dosa (£3.79) A thin crispy pancake made of rice and lentil flour, served with Sambar and chutneys.
as well as Channa Bhatura (£4.99)
Deep-fried puffed bread made from wheat flour and served with chick peas masala
Wow, the portions were enough for two, or three! You could certainly have a happy crowd in this restaurant. Both came with flavoursome side dishes. The chick peas went well with both breads.
After struggling through this, our main courses arrived,
Tandoori King Prawn Tikka (£6.95/ £15.99)(Starter/Main)
King prawns marinated with sesame seeds, cashew nut, freshly ground spices and yoghurt cooked over charcoal. Moist and tender prawns with a light charcoal taste. Beautiful, I haven’t had such nice prawns in a long while.
as well as Butter Chicken Dopiaza (£8.49)
Succulent pieces of chicken in gravy cooked with tomato, special herbs & spices with extra onion, tomato & cream gravy – the chicken again was moist with a very creamy sauce, similar to a Korma sauce so not spicy but with added flavouring to give it depth.
Accompanied with Pilau Rice (£2.99)
Flat Indian bread stuffed with almonds, raisins, grated coconut and pistachios.
We both agreed that the Peshwari was the best one we had tasted, not full of sugary almond paste that glows in the dark.
We were stuffed with the food, I’d go for one of the tiffens between two or even three people. If the food stays to the same standard, I believe a few restaurants will be scared. Really flavoursome food, friendly staff and very happy reviewers.