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Food Review: Rikshaw Urban Indian Kitchen

28 October 20 words: Eve Smallman

Our Food Editor tucked into some serious bad boy Indian street food...

Autumn hasn’t yet made up its mind on whether it’s going to be hot or cold, and I often find it tricky to eat during this climate. I want cosy indulgent food but don’t fancy the hefty portions that come with it. Enter Rikshaw Urban Indian Kitchen in Sherwood, which specialise in Indian street food. They have an enormous menu, but I’ll be honest – I went really basic girl because I just fancied some naan bread (£3.95) and samosas (£3.95), which I got alongside a pakora chaat (£5.95)and a mango lassi (£2.50). Click click, tap tap, and it arrived at my door within the hour.

I cannot express how much I was wowed by the pakora chaat. Tangy and sweet, explosions of flavours, spicy and creamy, utterly delightful. Every mouthful was something new taste-wise and texturally, and mopped up with garlic and cheese naan bread it was dreamy. When I first opened the naan bread I was a bit confused as there was no cheese on top, but as I munched in I realised the cheese was a thin layer inside the dough. A lot of places just slap it on, but having it inside made it a delight to sink my teeth into. 

The samosas were the correct size – aka the size of my hand. No small and soggy samosas here, my friends. Crisp, just the right amount of grease, and packed with potatoes and veg. All of this was washed down with the mango lassi, which was beautifully sweet, more fruit than yoghurt which made it gorgeous. 

This was my first time ordering from Rikshaw, but you can be sure that I’ll be ordering again. With such a huge variety for meat-eaters and veggie folk alike, there is bound to be something to tickle your tastebuds.


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