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Brilliant Biryanis

Saturday Jan 29, 2011 | Maharajahs

A Biryani is something a little bit special. It’s a meal in itself complete with meat and rice served with a vegetable curry (spiced to your preference)  all together just asking to be eaten.

Our chefs know how to cook the perfect biryani – combining all the ingredients together and cooking the rice and meat in the same pot means that the intense flavours of the herbs and spices infuse the whole dish perfectly. Our most popular requests are for Lamb and Chicken (the photo above is for our Tandoori Chicken Biryani) – our suggestion would be the succulent Lamb variety and opt for a bit of spice in the accompanying vegetable curry and then adding as much as you can handle!

Because everything is together – ordering a Biryani means that if you don’t want anything else, you really won’t need it – although a pile of chapattis at the side is the perfect accompaniment – and means you don’t even need cutlery!

Fresh from the tandoor the lamb is added to a sauce rich in onions and coriander. This medium spiced dish is perfect with chapattis to wrap around the lamb – the texture of the wholemeal bread complementing the melt in the mouth lamb perfectly.

Zeera means cumin – and it’s a taste that you will enjoy throughout this dish. The beautiful chicken is coated in a rich sauce ready to be enjoyed with lovely freshly cooked rice and a lovely naan.

This months dishes are Two Tikka specialities. Creating a Tikka dish is a labour of love with a wide range of herbs and spices added to a marinade to flavour and tenderise the meat with a fantastic rich taste. This meat is then barbecued in the intense heat of the tandoor (a clay oven) to both seal and enhance the flavours.

The Maharajahs Indian Restaurant and Takeaway does great Indian food – and fantastic takeaways for delivery or collection in Edinburgh. There are certain things that make takeaway food special – such as making sure the food is delivered as quick as possible and is still piping hot when it gets to your door. Once you have it at home – there is the delight of the aroma of well cooked tasty food as you prepare to enjoy your meal.

An Indian banquet is such a great way to spend an evening – and given all you need to do is wash up the plates afterwards – what is stopping you? If you’re not sure what you fancy – why not try one of our Featured Dishes from past months – or ask us what we recommend.

Give us a call on 0131 466 7281 and enjoy a takeaway tonight.

A Burn’s Night Curry

Sunday Jan 23, 2011 | Maharajahs

On 25th of January we celebrate the birth of Scotlands great poet Robert Burns. Only 1 month after Christmas we find ourselves with another evening of tradition – the Burns Supper. This meal centres around a main course of haggis, potato and neeps – ideally followed by a dram of whisky.

We don’t think it’s overly controversial to say that haggis is a dish that divides opinion, with some people loving it whilst others can’t think of anything less appealing.

Here at Maharajahs Indian Restaurant and Takeaway we have an alternate suggestion for the evening – just order a curry! You can invite your friends and family for a less traditional Burns Supper by giving them a great Indian feast – if you really feel the need to stick to tradition we suggest that you enjoy a fine whisky to wash the meal down!

Have you ever had that feeling when you’ve just sat down that it feels so comfy that you just don’t want to stand up again. If you’re feeling like that but the phone is out of reach – you’ll be pleased to hear that if you are reading this you have all you need to order a fantastic Indian curry.

Our online ordering facility means that our whole Takeaway menu is available to you – and is easy as can be to order from. If you have any special requests you can even let us know about those and you can even see how much you are spending (so maybe you can make that upgrade to king prawns!). So give our online ordering a try – the only downside is that you’ll need to get off your chair when we bring it to the door.

Over the past few months we have celebrated some of the great curry dishes we offer at the Maharajahs. Complete with photos to make your taste buds water each of these offers a bit more detail about each dish and even suggests what to eat them with.

We’ve covered a wide range of cooking and dishes – so whether you want a vegetarian dish or something more meaty here is a great way to find a dish you might not have considered before.

The following link comes with a warning. It will take you to all the dishes we have recommended to date -

Maharajah’s Featured Dishes

but once you’ve seen them – you’ll find them difficult to resist.

The following selection is a recommendation for a curry night in for two. The dishes selected are designed to satisfy two people who like dishes at opposite ends of the spiciness scale with some that sooth and some that are on fire!

Starter – Prawn Puri and Chicken Pakora

If I could – I would just have Prawn Puri for the whole meal. Lovely spiced prawns are served with a beautiful puffed bread for dipping and wrapping. Along with this is the classic Chicken Pakora – chicken breast fried in batter and served with salad and dips – lovely and cooling.

Main Courses – North Indian Garlic Chilli Chicken and Shahjahani Lamb Pasanda

These two couldn’t be more different. The fiery heat and intense flavour of the Chilli and Garlic in the lamb versus the mild almond flavoured Pasanda. If the chicken is a bit too hot – a mouthful of the lamb will cool you down in an instant.

Sides – Sag Aloo and a Garlic Nan

The classic Sag Aloo (spinach and potato) side dish rich with cumin seeds and the beautiful taste of Nan Bread coated with a rich garlic butter – designed for dipping.

A perfect feed for two – why not give it a try?

It’s always great going out for a meal – but sometimes there is something very appealing about enjoying a meal in the warmth and comfort of your own home. That joy is only further enhanced when you don’t have to cook that food yourself.

Great Indian food like ours is a joy everywhere – and after a long day – relaxing at home in front of something on TV it just becomes even more of a pleasure.

Free Delivery for orders over £12!

Our food is available for takeaway or delivery – and if you spend over £12 and live within 2 miles – your delivery will be free. This means if you live in nearby Newington, Liberton, Little France or wherever – you could be enjoying our meal without leaving the front door.

Give us a call on 0131 466 7281 and order your meal – we look forward to making your evening.