MILLENNIUM TANDOORI - REVIEW - 29TH MARCH 2014
Since I love cooking so much and when I’m not cooking, eating out at many restaurants across London, I don’t get the chance to eat a lot of takeaways. However when I do get the urge to order a food delivery, Indian is the culinary route I always take.
Living in South East London, we’re really lucky to have the brilliant Millennium Tandoori on our doorstep. We first tried Millennium Tandoori after reading a feature in the Evening Standard about the Hungry House Best Takeaway Awards which voted it Britain’s Best Takeaway. We thought that was the strongest recommendation we could probably ever get to try out a local takeaway and knew we had to make an order. We are really glad we did as it’s now the only Indian takeaway we use.
A few weeks ago, my Mum was visiting so we decided to have a Saturday night treat, get a takeaway and watch a film. We’d told her how nice Millennium Tandoori was and she is a big curry fan, so we ordered a selection of dishes for the three of us.
We chose Poppadoms & Chutney (£0.60 each), Onion Bhaji (£2.10), Chicken Dosa (£3), Lamb Samosa (£2.10) and Lamb Tikka (£2.80) to start and for main chose Chicken Tikka Taba (£6.20), Anarly Chicken (£6.30) and Green Lamb Masala (£5.90) with Saag Aloo (£2.60), Coconut Rice (£2.40), Peas Rice (£2.40) and Mixed Naan (£2.20).
We popped the oven on low and when the curry arrived we kept our mains warm while we sat down and enjoyed our starters. The samosas were packed full of minced lamb and spices with really crisp filo pastry, the lamb tikka was tender and really tasty and the bhajis had a great texture but were slightly greasy, which was a little disappointing. The Chicken Dosa however is by far our favourite starter from Millennium Tandoori and it didn’t disappoint. Wrapped in a wholewheat roti packed full of nicely spiced chicken curry, the dosa is always perfect and something I could always eat more of and I often wish I’d just ordered a whole one for myself and some peas rice to accompany it!
We decided to share the main courses so we could all try a bit of everything. I’d already tried the Anarly Chicken, which is very flavoursome with a strong taste of cinnamon but the Chicken Tikka Taba and Green Lamb Masala were new to us. The Tikka Taba had a good amount of spice with flavours of ginger and garlic and the lamb was very darkly coloured with a much thinner sauce but despite looking unappealing, was delicious with lots of fresh herbs coming through and the lamb was perfectly tender.
Both rices were fluffy and perfectly cooked, the saag aloo had big chunks of potato with really tasty spinach and spices and the naan, filled with cheese, potato and tikka was unusual but really good.
All of the dishes from Millennium Tandoori were fresh, flavoursome and not greasy at all, as some curries often can be. My Mum enjoyed her takeaway and we were left very satisfied, as we always have been, by the fantastic Millennium Tandoori.
If you’ve not tried their curries yet, you really should, and make sure you try the Chicken Dosa!
Dotty Dishes reviewed Millennium Tandoori as a guest of hungryhouse.