In Ayurvedic medicine, garam means heat; something that is garam is said to heat the body, curing certain ills. Masala, on the other hand, simply means a mix of spices. While garam masala is a standard in any curry-lover’s cupboards, few know about the precision and expertise required to properly blend and incorporate garam masala into authentic Indian dishes. Let’s just say that Garam Massala, along Station Road in Greater Manchester’s Cheadle Hulme, holds the title when it comes to perfectly spiced Indian cuisine.
Garam Massala has been wowing the residents of Cheadle Hulme and nearby Greater Manchester villages with their exacting approach to Indian cooking since 1995. Run by spice expert Mr Rashid and a team of crack masala wizards, business has been booming on both the dine-in and takeaway fronts. Garam Massala is open seven days a week, from the middle of the afternoon until late, keeping locals with sudden needs for some Indian culinary medicine happy at the oddest hours.
Besides their regular dining and takeaway menus, Garam Massala offer some great deals for those who can keep an appointment with these doctors of spice. There’s a Monday to Friday early bird special at this Station Road restaurant, offering Cheadle Hulme patrons three set menus (plus one for the kids) at discount rates. Feast on popadoms and chutneys, bhajis and samosas, aloo and chicken chatt, bhuna, rogan josh, and korma curries, all served with pilau rice and naan. Of course, what keeps people coming to this Indian outpost in Greater Manchester is the attention to detail with regards the preparation of the spice mix. Garam Massala prides itself in following the ancient ways when it comes to blending the mix, and the precision with which each phase of the masala is incorporated into each dish. Book a table, and taste the difference.
Lovely food and great service there was nothing to complain about and would definitely recommend this restaurant . Tables and the whole place were very clean
The service was polite and prompt. The menu was extensive. The food was excellent and much enjoyed. Good value for money and the napery much appreciated.
Excellent food and service. Best meal I've had in some time. Very friendly staff who looked after us well. We will be returning very soon.
The restaurant had a pleasant atmosphere. The staff were attentive without being pushy. I ordered my regular mal when I attended this type of restaurant, Korhi chicken. I use this dish to sample the way it is presented. The food was good plenty of flavour.
Very well organised as the restaurant called me to confirm. Excellent food and they did well to cook for a large group and have it all ready at the same time.
Excellent food, good service, only problem was that do option for desert, only ice cream which was disappointing and could not understand why. Though will return back.
Food was excellent. But they missed out a dish we had ordered and weren't as attentive as they could have been (or we would have told them). Otherwise excellent.