If you're a fan of the spice, if you're a continental eater, if you're simply a devotee of well-cooked, succulent meats, tandoori dishes are for you. Cooked in cylindrical clay ovens, these are Indian plate-ups with history, meals made with generations of experience. From achari prawns simmered in a pickling marinade to smoky, seared lamb cuts, we've gathered four of Perth's meatiest and mightiest for you to peruse. So grab that glass of milk, that hunk of naan, that silver spoon. Tandoori is utterly scrumptious and it's about time you got some in your belly.
1. Tandoori Achari Prawns - D Spice Route
Let's kick things off with a seafood serving, shall we? The folks at D Spice Route are the creators of the aforementioned achari prawns and boy are they good at what they do. Packed full of ocean flavour, the Indian spice treatment kicks these humble little shellfish up onto a whole other level. Salty, hot, soft bites. Very fancy. Very yummy. A must try.
2. Naan and Tandoori Chicken - Royal India Restaurant
Gather round, gather round, it's time for an age-old classic. Tandoori chicken is hot chicken. Tandoori chicken is sweet chicken. Tandoori chicken is, well, it's absolutely delicious. There's no other way to put it. Cooked in a style becoming of our list, you'll find it draped in spice and soft cream yoghurt - an unbeatable combo in the eyes of some. The Royal India Restaurant know this dish in and out, back to front, so if you're in the mood for a piece or two around Perth, look no further. They're ready and waiting to take your order, with a slice of naan on the side.
3. Paneer Shashlick - Mela Indian
Just when you thought it couldn't get any more mouth-watering, along comes a little plate called paneer shashlick. We're talking homemade ricotta cheese cubes, smoke roasted and garnished with tandoori capsicum and onion. This is a blend of flavours, a real roller-coaster for your tongue. It's soft, it's hot and it's crunchy all at the same time. Fancy giving it a go? Simply hop online and have Deliveroo deliver you the best of Mela Indian. Their tandoor will have your dish ready in no time at all.
4. Saffron Lamb Seekh - Tandoori by Nature
Last but certainly not least: the saffron lamb seekh from the culinary pros at Tandoori by Nature. You're going to want to sit down for this one, it's about as fancy as a lamb mince kebab can get. Following in the steeped history of the Mughal Dynasty (yes, that's right, the Mughal Dynasty), it's softly cooked lamb meat is seasoned to perfection with light saffron, coriander, ginger and a smattering of hot green chilli. Who knew Indian food in Perth could be so fancy?
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