Takeaway Test: Delhi Balti House, 62 Barncliffe Road, Fulwood, Sheffield S10 4DH. Tel: 0114 2306640

Delhi Balti House, Fulwood
Delhi Balti House, Fulwood
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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.

Takeaway Facts

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