Tikka and Tadka’s authentic home-cooked Indian takeaway, produced by husband and wife team Sam and Roshni, is a heart-warming package of love. The type of Indian cuisine you wouldn’t get from your typical takeaway.
Based in Wantage, this small business started six months ago offering takeaways on Thursday’s and Saturday’s within a 5-mile radius. They also offer a curry box, consisting of five curries to heat at home, delivered on weekends throughout Oxfordshire.
We tried one of everything on the October menu; however, take note, the menu does change so these might not be on it all the time.
Let’s start at the beginning…
The veg shami kebab – a veggie snack made from chickpeas and potatoes – was incredibly moorish, perfectly cooked and crispy on the outside, but lovely and fluffy on the inside. This was paired with the murgh malai kebab, which packed a punch and left the heat building. Delicious chunks of chicken, covered with creamy cheese, plenty for a family of five to each sample. Alongside this came peppers, bursting with flavour, but still with a bit of bite!
Onto the mains.
The two meat dishes were mutton kofta and murgi kosha. The mutton came in the form of delicate balls of melt in the mouth lamb, lightly spiced, in a delicious tomato based gravy. These were incredibly tender. This was our first time having mutton in this form and we would definitely order again! The murgi kosha mangsho, bengali style chicken drumsticks (2 pieces) were lightly spiced with meat falling off the bone, delicious and juicy.
The three veggie dishes all offered a different flavour.
The paneer labadar came in a gentle creamy sauce, a family favourite with delicate flavours, the paneer held it’s form and had a lovely bite to it. The Bengali cholar daal was sublime and creamy; cashew nuts providing a lovely crunchy texture. We both agreed we could have eaten a whole bowl of it, and then mopped up the remnants with a paratha.
The aloo gobi consisted of perfectly cooked chunky potatoes and cauliflower, a really dry dish to accompany all the saucy dishes.
We all agreed that the mutter pulao was a game-changer, with the simple addition of garden peas and cumin seeds – an ordinary side became a dish in its own right. This was accompanied by two types of paratha, a plain and a pea-filled. These are made of wheat flour and were quite dense and heavy, but if you’re hungry a good filler.
Price tag: just under £60 for the whole menu! Main meals between £6-£9.
In a nutshell: an authentic nourishing meal, cooked from the heart and made with love.
Tikka & Tadka
07738 239 415
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