Step straight into Delhi right off one of Newcastle’s busiest streets. My Delhi is the newest Indian street-food restaurant to take Newcastle by storm. Located on Clayton Street, this streetery is inspired by the vendors of Delhi with an all round authentic vibe from the interior to the dishes.
On arrival we walked into the vibrant restaurant greeted by the lovely staff at the mini bar area. We were taken over to our table where we picked our drinks. I was dying to try their cocktails which mimic similar flavours and tastes in India. I went for the Mango Daiquiri costing just £6.95. This was a mix of mango puree, lime juice, sugar syrup and rum poured over ice. It was super refreshing and exactly what I expected this Delhi style cocktail to taste like. My brother ordered the Delhitini off the mocktail menu. This was just £3.95 for a lychee juice based drink blended with rosewater, club soda and topped with rose petals. Delicious!
The owner came over and was so helpful with our orders. He recommended some of the house favourites and took into consideration what our palettes liked. He also told us about the passion behind the business being an authentic themed restaurant. The chef grew up in Delhi and designed the menu to mimic the flavours, spices and food back in India. The interior also played a role in this authenticity, with pained walls to look like the streets of Delhi and even a tv behind some shutters with a live feed of Delhi.
After seeing amazing things on their Instagram page we were excited to try the Delhi Daredevils. These are a Russian roulette style dish where £4.50 will get you 6 cold crispy puris drizzled with a medley of devilish chutneys and topped with sev. Two of the 6 are filled with hot and spicy chutney but that’s the aim of the game…luckily we each had a hot one.
We then got served our mains which we ordered a starter each to come alongside. I went for the Ram Ladoo Pakora. Three crispy fried pakoras were stuffed with potato and daal costing £4.20. My brother ordered the Aloo Tikki again priced at £4.20 and this small plate was a large potato based patty served on a bed of chickpea masala and inspired by the Street Hawkers of Sarojini Nagar in New Delhi.
They were both amazing. We both loved the Aloo Tikki which was bursting with different flavours. We also shared a further small plate dished called Gobi Manchurian. This was again a delicious combination of Manchurian sauce mixed with crispy fried cauliflower. Totally recommend this dish if you go! Something really different yet superbly flavoursome.
The main curry dishes we ordered were the chicken bitter chicken 1950s. As told, this popular dish is a hit already with us Geordies. The authentic flavours of one of India’s most famous curries is a chicken tikka cooked in a rich creamy tomato curry. It was absolutely amazing. A really creamy yet spice infused sauce was perfectly cooked. I teamed this dish with Dum Pilau Rice which was priced at £2.90 and the curry was an extremely decent price of £8.95.
My brother went for one of the vegetable curry options. After a few recommends from the waiter, he went for the Kolkata veg and potato Dum Maro Dum. This dish is just £9.95 which I think is a great price for what is included. You get a dish of slow cooked rice mixed together with either meat or veg (our dish was veg and potato) served with raita and salan sauces on the side. We also shared a garlic naan bread which was more than enough for two. I would definitely recommend sharing a nann because you get 4 slices.
I honestly had an amazing night. The food was so authentic, flavoursome and could tell it was fresh. My brother (who likes to think of himself as a bit of a curry connoisseur) said it was the best curry he has ever had in Newcastle. The staff were so so lovely, they took the time to explain everything and the concept behind their business and you could really sense their genuine passion for their amazing restaurant. I cannot recommend My Delhi Newcastle enough! Super food, super vibes, super Delhi!