Thursday, August 17, 2017

Itihaas Indian Take Away

I finally got around to trying the new Itihaas Indian Take Away on Mill Road tonight.
I've heard a lot of positive things about this place in the short time it has opened and I've even learned that the restaurant has won an award for best take away in Cambridge!
Considering the stiff competition from respectable establishments in Cambridge such as Royal Spice, Golden Curry, and Kismet, this place screams good quality, so I have been itching to try it!

First off. The punctuality of Itihaas Take Away was fantastic. Not only was it on time, but also five minutes earlier than they said.

The food was presented in standard tin containers. The portions were all very generous. 
What I loved most was that everything was done exactly as it should be. The vindaloo was extremely spicy (unlike a lot of Indian restaurants which try to pass off a vindaloo as mild). It had a real kick to it and was full of flavour. One of the best I've had in a long time.
Not only that but I noticed that the chicken tikka  masala was not an artifical colour like you find with many other places. No colourings used here my friend! It was extremely creamy too which my mum absolutely devoured.
I sampled some of the bbq meat to get a rough idea of the meat quality. The chicken tikka was very decent but the lamb cutlets were absolutely out of this world. I hadn't had lamb cutlets this good since I visited Tayyabs just off Brick Lane (seriously, I can't recommend this enough!).

The saag aloo was huge and absolutely full of flavour. They really did a good job fusing the spinach a potato. Top notch and a very good portion size.
My step dad had a lamb jalfrezi. He couldn't speak highly enough of the dish. He said, and I quote, "This is the best take away I have ever had". Not a bad endorsement for a Romsey Towner!

The rice was all done to an acceptable standard. I think the mushroom rice was lacking some flavour and was perhaps a little low on the mushrooms, but don't get me wrong it was still beyond average. The texture was very good and a fine addition to any curry.
The peshwari naan was very good. It was soft, warm, and full of peshwari.

I really can't speak highly enough of this place from my first experience. If every visit ends up being this level of quality then I would easily consider this my favourite Indian Take Away in Cambridge.

I'd love to know what everyone else thinks...so far I've pretty much heard only good things.