Baburchee: Chapel Street, Aberdeen
I DON’T enjoy getting mail – it’s never anything good.
But when a menu fell through my door simply addressed to Alexander, I took it as a sign – probably that I have too many takeaways.
Still, I ordered a crispy vegetable-packed pakora (£2.95) – not at all greasy and with a touch of heat.
For my main, a lamb tikka naga morris bhoona (£8.95) was rich and tomatoey. It was tempered slightly with the distinctive – almost buttery – naga chillies and utterly delicious to boot.
A vibrant sag aloo (£3.15), not skimping on spinach, had spring onion running throughout, which added some freshness. I also ordered poppadoms (£1.20) and a garlic naan (£2.75) which was light, if a touch lacking in garlic.
The only problem came with a 10in pizza which was free as it was my first order. It was initially forgotten about, but then came with lots of apologies. The toppings of chicken tikka, chilli, onion and mushroom were a little sparse but, on the whole, it was rather good.
And I might not be quite so afraid of things that hit the doormat now.