Mirch Masala, CR0 1DP
- 40-42 South End
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Grilled lamb chops (£6) were cut quite thin, and lacked any crispy fat, but this is a comment on style rather than a criticism, and they worked well this way. The spicing was good, and the meat was neither overcooked nor undercooked.
Karahi fish (£7) was also good; the fish was cooked just right, and the sauce was flavourful.
Bhindi masala (£5.50) was nicely savoury, with plenty of well-caramelised finely-sliced onions, and not too greasy; it was a dry dish rather than one with sauce, but this worked well.
Unfortunately both the breads we ordered — methi paratha (£2) and onion kulcha (£1.50) — were dry and hard, as if they'd been cooked a long time in advance of delivery. Plain rice (£2) was fine though.
Kake's verdict: I'd order from here again, though I'd avoid the bread — this is the second branch of Mirch Masala where I've experienced stale bread!