TAKEAWAY curries can be hit and miss.
So trying out a new outlet after an evening at Doncaster Races where we hadn’t picked out a single winner in six races could have been a bit of a gamble.
But there was no need to worry, because, unlike with the racing, we were spot on with our selections.
Three of us plumped for favourites chicken karai, lamb pasanda and chicken dopiaza.
And despite my losing streak I opted for a rank outsider in the shape of lamb rezela.
This fiery character was too headstrong for the others but I thought it was a winner all the way, with the green chillies giving the thick sauce a real kick.
Four portions of pilau rice and four naan breads, plus a free portion of Bombay aloo for spending more than £20, meant we ordered far too much, as usual.
We all agreed that the lamb and chicken were beautifully tender and the sauces delicious.
And fortunately the food went a lot further than our stake money.
The kids tucked into some of the pasanda, rice and naan for lunch the next day and we polished off the rest.
Bengal Tandoori authentic Indian and pizza takeaway.
81 Scrooby Road, Harworth, Doncaster DN11 8JN.
Tel: 01302 751420 or 01302 746746.
Opening hours: Sunday to Thursday 5.30pm-midnight, Friday and Saturday 5pm-1am. Open all bank holidays.
Service: friendly and efficient.
Waiting time: delivery came when they said it would. Delivery is £1 up to four miles and 50p per mile thereafter.
Menu: I think it’s just the Indian food that is authentic, but there are plenty of pizza and burgers to go at as well.
Spend more than £10 and you get a free onion bhaji, with an order of more than £20 you get a Bombay aloo main course.
What we had: chicken karai (£6.95), lamb pasanda (£5.95) chicken dopiaza (£4.90), lamb rezela (£5.95), four portions of pilau rice (£7.20) and four naan breads (£6). Total £36.95
Verdict: Bengal chancer comes home ahead of the field.