YOU might associate the Sheffield area of Fulwood with leafy streets and the sleepiness of the suburbs - but the area now possesses something a little spicier.
Delhi Balti House, on Barncliffe Road, has been serving up tasty treats for almost three years, nestling on the edge of the city.
Their infrequently-distributed menus are somewhat basic, but reveal the Delhi’s selling point, value.
With many of the special dishes only costing £5.50, it is, as they say, a steal.
And with a few to feed we made a beeline for the four-person set menu, which for £29 boasted four main meals, a large selection of starters, sides and the usual accompaniments.
Service was quick and everything was neatly packaged and kept hot ready to be served.
Among the starters were a giant, crisp and golden onion bhaji, as well as a soft and flavoursome aloo chop.
There was also a very sweet prawn puri of a virulent yellow colour, which didn’t seem too popular.
Then came the mains - a subtle, rich lamb karahi, filled with spices, chunky tomatoes, peppers and onions.
Meanwhile the chicken Balti was also a success, boasting large wedges of tender marinated meat in a thick sauce, perfect for mopping with the naan breads provided. The chicken korma and prawn bhuna made up the numbers a little but were both perfectly serviceable, and naturally poppadums, raita and chopped onions were included.
A top takeaway all round, then.
Fulwood is unlikely to become Sheffield’s curry capital, granted, but the Delhi is something of a hidden gem.
Venue: Delhi, 62 Barncliffe Road, Fulwood, Sheffield S10 4DH.
Tel: 0114 2306640
Opening times: Monday to Saturday, 5pm to 11pm, open Bank Holidays.
Parking: On street.
Service: Friendly and informative.
Delivery: Free within four mile radius for minimum £10 order.
Range of menu: Wide, with plenty of specials and more novel offerings
What we had: Set meal for four - Poppadums, aloo chop, mixed bhaji, prawn puri, onion bhaji, chicken Balti, lamb karahi, chicken korma, prawn bhuna, saag aloo, chickpeas, pilau rice, plain rice, plain and garlic naan.
Waiting time: 45 mins
How did it taste? Rich, confident and flavoursome
Verdict: Well worth a visit