[Didsbury, Manchester] Original Third Eye, via Deliveroo

We had a home delivery during the first lockdown and thought it worth a second try (not least as most other South Asian places doing home delivery have been fairly dismal). The restaurant claims a Nepalese heritage, although with a couple of excpetions, the menu is pretty much the “generic Indian” you’ll find in most high street curry houses.

Herself had onion bhaji to start which was very much as you’d expect. Then her standard order of aloo gobi which was also fine – the cauliflower cut a bit small so a bit mushy.

I had chilli paneer, which was really nice. A hefty kick from chilli and a little very clingy sauce, more a coating than a proper sauce, with lots of finely shredded onion. Then bhuna gosht which was OK but no better than OK. Lamb was just about tender and there didn’t seem to be any of the advertised mushrooms.

We also shared a dahl makhani which also had quite a nice chilli hit and may have been the best thing we ate. We also shared a couple of tandoori roti and a portion of pilau rice. Both OK.

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