Birmingham is one of the greatest places in the UK, and possibly the universe, to go if you want a great curry eating experience. Tonight Rock and I are with my brother Neko at Sanskrit in Hall Green. We are hoping they can deliver drama and poetry on a plate!
Sanskrit describes itself as delivering contemporary Indian cuisine and, although the menu includes a few familiar nouns and adjectives, there is also a full alphabet of dishes that you certainly don’t find at every restaurant.
Rock and Neko decide to share Garlic Chilli Mogo – fried cassava chips with a hot garlic and chilli sauce. I choose Fish Amritsari – bright red battered strips of white fish punctuated with ajwain seeds and spices. Very different and very good.
For the main event: Neko picks a more traditional Lamb Biryani; Rock is a little more adventurous with Amritsari Choley – a chickpea dish composed with masala sauce and an understated hint of dry mango powder; and I’m really going for it with Hara Bhara Gosht…a dark dish with lamb, spinach and a real accent on flavour. We ask for Naan, Chapati and wash it all down with Cobra – this is literally the way to go.