The Indian on Skirving Street
Number 15 Skirving Street has long been owned by the Lalli family, now hosting its collective understandings of Indian home-style cooking in this unique space – once a Baptist church. Décor as yet is plain walls but photographs are due, including one of the owner Raj Lalli’s grandfather who opened Glasgow’s first Indian restaurant in Gibson Street in the early 50s. The short menu and small plates serving style enable diners to sample the warm and subtle flavours achieved without the ubiquitous chilli. Vegetarian dishes dominate, although there is also a range of chicken, lamb and fish options. The ‘traditional’ chicken curry cooked in a Punjabi masala gravy rich with cardamom, fresh coriander and mace leaves the diner wishing it had been a large plate. Solace comes, however, with the malai kofta – lightly spiced potato dumplings in a yoghurt and tomato sauce – truly unusual and delicious. Also palate pleasing are the dry curries, including cauliflower and potato with chunky ginger and fresh coriander, or aloo keema with peas, lamb and potato infused through slow-cooking with cumin, clove, cinnamon and nutmeg.
- Provides: Children's high chairs
- Capacity: 75
- Open since: Dec 2016
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 7
- House wine: £15 per bottle