A fantastic feast for two
How we have missed Swadish, we think it's one of the best places in Glasgow for a curry. On the menu there's a mixture of fancy fine dining options like Chettinad Duck alongside old favourites such as chicken tikka masala. The restaurant also has its own vegan menu and will be reopening on 18th July but they are also selling Swadish Heat and Eat at home. We were asked to try their 5-course £30 meal at the weekend, best eaten after collection but it keeps for 2 days in the fridge. Here's how we got on.
We picked up the takeaway (3 bags) at our allocated time and couldn't wait to get home to try it. The tubs were secure and lasted the walk from Swadish on Ingram Street to Glasgow Central Railway Station and then the train journey home. We would recommend taking some stronger bags as the paper bags were just about to give up when we got home - now that would have been a catastrophe! Alongside the tubs is a sheet with instructions on how to heat each item to get as close to the Swadish restaurant experience.
Here is all the spread in all its glory, look at the amount of food!
Appetisers and Starters
You can't have an Indian meal without poppadoms and spiced onions. As well as these there are the following dips - mint and coriander chutney, mango and chili chutney and cucumber raita. Alongside these, battered kate. Just like crispy onions these kale crisps were savoury and moreish.
Being gannets, we ate the poppadoms and dips at the same time as our starters. Chicken 65 and Aloo Tiki. The tender chunks of chicken gained a couple of sniffs from Fred (the cat!) the aloo tiki was crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Silence, let me know what Mr Foodie thought.
Soup isn't something you typically find in Indian restaurants in Glasgow. This Rasam soup uses tomato and tamarind as a base with a good amount of chilli added. This is what you'd call hot and sour for sure!
We were very impressed so far, excellent quality food. What would the Swadish main courses be like? From the menu, we had picked Chicken Korma, Desi Lamb Curry and Daal Palak. These were served with plain naan bread and pilau rice.
Chicken Korma needs no introduction. Chunks of chicken coated in a creamy and fragrant sauce. Fred was intrigued by the creamy chicken aroma, so we gave him a taste and it was happily wolfed down. Paws up from the wee man. The Desi Lamb curry was a rich and flavourful sauce with tender pieces of lamb while the Daal Palak was creamy and smooth.
Would we have room for dessert? Of course we would - it was gulub jamun - Mrs Foodie's fave, served with a berry compote, making it almost healthy! Fluffy sweet doughballs with a tart compote. We served these in espresso cups for that "pretend you are in a restaurant" feel.
Highly impressed, the only thing missing was the Swadish vibe, but we'll get that soon enough.
How to order
Find out what the latest Swadish Heat and Eat at home offer is through their Facebook and Instagram pages. This is where you order as well. Currently, Heat and Eat is available on Friday and Saturdays with the menu changing weekly, while the restaurant is re-opening this Saturday (18th July) and the new opening hours will be Wednesday - Sunday from 4pm - 10pm.
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Disclaimer: we received free food for the purposes of this article.
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