With a name that means 'chef' in several Indian languages, Bawarchi brings inventive flourishes and 'desi' detail to the neighbourhood curry house.
Tucked away on the no-through-road stub of Crow Road and surrounded by flats, Bawarchi looks like your typical suburban curry house, complete with busy next-door takeaway counter. Inside the smart modern interior, though, the relatively short menu is a lot more interesting than you might expect, with ‘street food starters’ and South Indian vegetarian dishes starring alongside old favourites. Starters include Chicken 65 – a spicy, crispy Indian answer to popcorn chicken – and an aloo tikki chaat that combines sweet, tangy and hot flavours with crispy potato and soothing curd. Owner Peter Janampally is particularly proud of his South Indian dosas – thin rice-flour pancakes stuffed with vegetables for a light, healthy alternative to a full-on curry, and still relatively hard to find in Glasgow. Curry-house standards like bhoonas and kormas are here too, and produced with a careful hand for fresh-tasting food that’s relatively light on oil and ghee. Almost all main courses are under a tenner – though you’ll want to add a few pounds for rice or bread – and there’s a decent-value list of beers, wines and cocktails.
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- Provides: Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Bollywood soundtracks, Hindi pop
- Capacity: 38
- Largest group: 45
- Open since: October 2017
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 5
- House wine: £13.95 per bottle