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Time To DIne at Kashish

A Post-Christmas Treat at Kashish, Lancaster

As if we hadn’t eaten enough over Christmas, our Local Choice team decided that it was time to add a bit of spice to our palates and booked a table for six at Kashish, one of our favourite Indian restaurants in the city. When we arrived, the staff were all incredibly friendly, welcoming us and showing us to our table in an already busy restaurant at 7pm.

First Impressions

Kashish is one of Lancaster’s premier Indian restaurants, situated in the architecturally beautiful nineteenth century Parliament buildings. Kashish claim to be the kings of curry, and after our experience we understand why they claim so confidently! With their authentic cuisine and modern vibe in such a stunning building, it is the place to go for an Indian meal.

Kashish offers a spacious dining experience and a vibrant and relaxed atmosphere which is truly unique in Lancaster, proving why the restaurant is so popular. Whilst Kashish is an unlicensed restaurant, the management welcome you to bring your own alcoholic drinks and as we found out to our eternal gratitude, will even help you out if you bring a cork topped bottle of wine without a corkscrew to open it! Throughout the evening we were waited on impeccably by Isar and the manager Mohammed, who were both greatly helpful in describing the dishes for those of us less accustomed to Indian cuisine!

The Food

For starters, we shared two of the Kashish Special Sizzlers, one vegetarian and one not. The vegetarian sizzler comes with vegetable samosas, mushroom pakora, onion bhaji, fried onions, peppers and fresh coriander presented on a sizzler plate. And the meat sizzler comes with seekh kebabs, lamb chops, chicken tikka, chicken pakora and fish masala. The menu recommends these dishes for two, however between the six of us, there was plenty to go around and it was the perfect starter to share as a group!

From the great selection on the main menu we chose the lamb masala, lamb karahi, chicken madras and lamb jalfrezi, all served with a delicious selection of fried and boiled rice. And of course, the huge and beautiful naans come served on a fantastic stand in the centre of the table, ideal for sharing!

The lamb masala was cooked to perfection with a plethora of herbs and spices giving it a thick and delicious sauce. The tomato and green chilli sauce of the lamb karahi was mouthwatering, with just the right amount of spice. The lamb jalfrezi was another brilliant dish; stir-fried green peppers, onions and plenty of green chillies provide a really spicy basis for a curry with just a little sauce. The spiciest meal was obviously the chicken madras, however the flavour was not lost or overpowered and the chef’s special blend of herbs and spices really shone through in this incredibly tasty dish.

From the chef’s specials menu we tucked into the rich and creamy chicken hyderabadi and the spicy lamb gosht achar. The hyderabadi has to be one of the nicest dishes I have ever tasted, distinctly rich and cooked with tangy spices, green coriander, fresh cream, yoghurt, tomatoes, garlic and ginger. The flavours are fresh and complement each other beautifully, so if you are always worried about going for something too spicy or hot for you, plump straight for this stunning dish!

The lamb gosht achar is cooked with fresh tomatoes, onion, green chillies, garlic, coriander, methi seeds, aniseed, mustard seeds, ginger and yoghurt, simmered in bay leaf juices. The aniseed flavour really comes through and provides a delicious edge to this spicy dish.

The portions were all very generous and Kashish is fantastic value with real quality food, and it’s amazing how much money you can save on an evening out with their incredibly welcoming drinks policy! There is also plenty of soft drinks available from the bar and why not wash your meal down with a delicious mango lassi?

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February 23, 2015