Rising from the ashes of the old Darjeeling, Indigo is the latest addition to the curry scene in Stony Stratford.
Once again, we ordered the standard starters. Today the bhajis comprised of three small balls. Light and tasty, these were almost the perfect bhaji. This time, the sheek did arrive on a sizzler and came with masses of fried onions and turned out to be the perfect kebab.
No sooner had the starter plates been cleared than the main courses arrived. We all ordered baltis and, unusually, you could have your meat tikka'ed at no extra price. Each dish had loads of chicken and tons of sauce. They arrived in wooden handled balti pans and were given a quick burst of heat at the table. The tikka dhansak was fruity and typically spicy (too much for SteveB but he was warned!). The tikka jalfreizi was not as spicy as it could have been despite having a few green chillis scatterd about and a huge slice of green pepper on top. Sticking to his anti-tikka principles (once again espousing his "tikka curries are responsible for global warming" theory), IanD had a plain balti chicken bhoona. Principles schminciples! Big disappointment. The chicken had that nasty reheated taste which would have been masked by the tandoor. The sauce was OK but not good enough to make up for the chicken. Nans came 'free' with the balti and there was no upgrade option so once again we were faced with 3 average plain nans.
Despite being very quiet, the service at Indigo was unnecessarily hurried.
Which gives an overall rating of 4 bhajis.
|Balti Chicken Bhuna||3||IanD|
|Balti Chicken Tikka Jalfreizi||4||PhilS|
|Balti Chicken Tikka Dhansak||4.5||SteveB|