Takeaway Test: Indian Chef, 176, Crookes.

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Crookes is becoming quite the destination for Indian cuisine indeed - without crossing the high street four different curry houses can now be encountered a short distance apart.

It had been our intention to review the latest Indian eatery to open in the suburb, Rama’s Bridge, but the small matter of it not offering takeaways put the tin hat on that plan.

So our attentions turned to Indian Chef, a Crookes stalwart not reviewed by The Star for some time.

Happily, the food’s still as reliable as ever, and prepared quickly, too. We tried the lamb mughlai, rich but not too hot with large chunks of meat and a thick, aromatic sauce.

The chicken balti zafrani was a slightly spicier proposition, cooked with plenty of green chillies. Portions of egg rice, a garlic naan and a side of saag aloo ensured we were extremely full, but satisfied.