Try this Sheffield city centre Indian for a proper curry

Sometimes there’s nothing better than a proper curry.

Thursday, 17th October 2019, 9:29 am
Updated Wednesday, 23rd October 2019, 5:16 pm
Chicken achari is one of the standout dishes on the menu
Chicken achari is one of the standout dishes on the menu

Aagrah, in Leopold Square, is one of the best places to Sheffield to satisfy that urge.

The generously sized downstairs restaurant obviously has its regulars, as it was half full when we arrived at 6pm on a Friday.

It offers authentic Kashmiri cuisine, and we visited when the restaurant had on a special offer as part of the brilliant Dine Sheffield fortnight of food celebration. It allowed diners to have a starter, main and side dish for £15.

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Of course, no Indian is complete without poppadums, and we tore into a plate of these with pickles before the starters arrived. It’s worth mentioning that Aagrah also sells alcohol free Cobra, ideal for the designated driver or pregnant guest who can’t abide a balti without a beer.

Aloo Tikka was a satisfying combination of potato and spice fried, while a fish machli kebab had been marinated with fennel and ginger flavours.

Vegetarians will delight at the menu here, there are almost too many options, but the Aloo Gobhi stood out in particular with its fresh cauliflower and zingy chillies.

For the meat lovers, chicken achari had all the tangy, sweet sour taste of the curry base with a healthier meat than the lamb it is usually cooked with, and the keema palak hid layer after layer of mouth-watering spice, the kind you can never replicate at home. Try the family naan bread for a truly stuffed experience.