I had the pleasure of trying the new India Garden 2 in Fordham.
This is the sister restaurant to the India Garden in Littleport, so I was excited to try and see what it had to offer.
I ordered a chicken Rogan Josh, vegetable rice, saag aloo, chicken tikka vindaloo, and some mushroom rice.
I asked for an extra hot vindaloo and that’s exactly what I got. It’s rare to find a place which will give you a truly hot curry these days which deserved credit. The curry had a good look to it. No sign of artificial colourings. It looked the part and nothing stood out as unauthentic.
The curry went down well, though it did lack a certain texture. The meat quality seemed to also lack flavour which was disappointing.
The rice portions were decent and were cooked perfectly. The saag aloo was great also, which really complimented the curry well.
The papadums were very nice but the sauces stood out as great. I really enjoyed the yogurt and the lime pickle. The mango chutney was a little lacking and tasted like the cheap mass produced stuff but otherwise the other sauces were great.
The basics were all served well here, though I can’t help but feel like India Garden lacked a certain X-factor with the fundamentals of the main courses.
This will serve the average person on a Friday night well, though if you are looking for something particularly gourmet or specialist then I would venture out to Ely or Cambridge.
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