THERE is nothing like a spicy curry to brighten up a Sunday evening, especially when the working week looms ahead.
And when my sister threw Holburn Street's Blue Moon Indian takeaway into the mix of places to try, I couldn't refuse.
The extremely lengthy and impressive menu made choosing a joy, and I was certain I had made the right decision.
Delivery was free, which is always a bonus, and our tasty meal arrived within the hour.
My sister's classic onion bhajis (£3.05) were tantalisingly crispy.
I had struck out for something new, however, and was not disappointed.
Once I got over the fact that my Paneer Kebab (£3.45) looked like green flat sponges, the cheese and spinach crumbled in my mouth deliciously. A perfect start for the spice fest to come.
The chicken, coriander and aubergine (£8.10) was sensational – tender chicken, juicy chunks of aubergine and the perfect kick of spice and herbs.
Sadly, my lamb Jaipuri (£8.10) was not quite so close to perfection.
The meat was on the tough side for me, although the mid-level spice factor was spot on.
We also treated ourselves to a peshwari naan (£2.60), a suited doughy and sugary accompaniment to soothe our taste buds.
The overall cost, including one portion of pilau rice to share, was a reasonably-priced £27.50.
But there's no doubt I'll be back with the rest of that menu still to try.