Nazma Tandoori: Bridge Street, Aberdeen
OTHER than when it’s to the pub, walking is only second to Richard Hammond and skinny jeans in my list of pointless things.
So realising I’d have to walk to Nazma for my curry irritated me no end.
I’m glad I did. Succulent, heavily-spiced lamb tikka (£3.70) was covered in lemon juice, the tang cutting through the richness.
A Ceylonese chicken vindaloo (£5.50), while hot, was also incredibly flavoursome. It can be that with all the heat. Curry houses can neglect flavour with the same contempt as when you order a well-done steak. But this had with a lightness of touch, a slightly sweet buttery taste and the most moist chicken.
Subtle, tomatoey aloo gobi massala (£2.60) hid perfectly tender cauliflower.
With a superb garlic naan (£1.95) and a lemon cashew rice (£1.90) that made me reconsider my view of the grain (five in my most pointless list), plus a couple of poppadom (80p), I wouldn’t just walk for a Nazma. I’d run over hot coals.