Scotland loves a curry and the capital is no exception, that's why there are so many good Indian restaurants in Edinburgh city centre. Food from India has become something of a staple in the city and there are few better dining experiences than enjoying one of the classic dishes. This could be a mild korma, tasty rogan josh or spicy vindaloo. There are also a lot of great tandoori Indian restaurants in the city centre of Edinburgh. The clay tandoor ovens provide an excellent way to cook all sorts of meat and fish, resulting in tender dishes of superbly spiced lamb, chicken or seafood, with the typical attractive tandoori colouring.
Indian restaurants feature many side dishes that can add more flavours and excitement to your meal. You can try poppadoms with spiced onions and lime pickle, or enjoy some Bombay potatoes. A tarka dhal features beautifully spiced lentils, while a cucumber mint raita is a great way to cool the palette during a spicy meal. You can also have vegetable, fish or chicken pakora and most of these dishes can be served in Indian restaurants around Edinburgh city centre as a starter if you prefer.
While these classic dishes have long been favourites in Indian restaurants in Edinburgh city centre, some chefs are now beginning to offer more contemporary takes on traditional recipes. Many are now offering a tapas style menu, where you can order a few different dishes in smaller portions. This is a great idea for larger groups in particular as it is such a social way to eat and a fantastic way to sample some dishes that might be unfamiliar to you.
Most of us have enjoyed a cool beer with our curry, but now Edinburgh city centre Indian restaurants are tempting you with a wider choice. You can now find carefully chosen wines that have been hand-selected to complement the complex spices of this rich cuisine. Many menus will suggest a wine to go with each dish, each then served by the glass to allow each diner to make their own choice. Sparkling wine can be an excellent palate cleanser, and a fruity brandy is a great way to finish off your meal in one of the many Indian restaurants in Edinburgh city centre.