Can you handle the heat? From Curry Fish Head and Biryani to Butter Chicken and Tikka Masala, Indian food is definitely a popular go-to choice for those looking to spice up their meal.
For all our fellow curry lovers out there, we’ve come up with an absolutely scrumptious round-up of Indian Delivery Restaurants that are guaranteed to bring some added heat to your sunny Singapore days.
1. Rang Mahal
If you’re one to fancy a fine-dining treat, then Rang Mahal is the spot for you. Established in 1971, it is the only Indian restaurant to earn the name of Best Asian Restaurant by The Straits Times in 2017. Specialising in Indian fine dining with a modern twist, Rang Mahal serves cuisines from the northern, southern and coastal regions of India, prepared with only the freshest ingredients.
We’d definitely recommend the chef’s special Dhuwandaar Lamb Chops (from S$40) which are marinated with an intense spice blend, then grilled to perfection in the tandoor with applewood smoke. The result? The chops are fall-off-the-bone tender with none of the gaminess of your usual lamb rack. Also, don’t miss out on their classic Chicken Tikka Masala (S$30), a delectable combination of Chicken Tikka tossed with onion masala and bell peppers, which sounds like an absolute delight on the palate.
2. Samy’s Curry Restaurant
Take the heat up a notch with various signature dishes from the acclaimed Samy’s Curry Restaurantat Dempsey, known for its exquisite variety of South Indian cuisine. A family-run establishment, Samy’s Curry was founded by the late Mr. M. Veerasamy, who raised it up from humble beginnings to the local icon it is today.
Most locals would be familiar with their bestselling Samy’s Fish Head Curry (from S$22), featuring a whole red snapper that’s laboriously simmered in a thick, punchy curry until the meat is perfectly tender. We’d also go for their Signature Masala Chicken (S$6.50 per piece), which is marinated for a spicy, tangy flavour.
Spanning all parts of the Indian sub-continent, Karu’s is known for specialties likeFish Head Curry (from S$26) and Mutton Mysore (from S$8.20). Using only the best quality spices sourced from India,the Fish Head Curry is perhaps the most authentic rendition you can find, with just enough spice to awaken your tastebuds. I guarantee you, they sure live up to their tagline of “East or West, Taste is Best”!
4. Punjab Grill
I’m sure we can all agree, there’s nothing like a digging into a warm, hearty Biryani. And that’s exactly what you get when you order from Punjab Grill. The menu offers an extensive range inspired by the gourmet metropolis of the Punjab region in India.
Indulge in a variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes, like the Nalli Gosht Biryani (S$40), a luscious fall-off-the-bone lamb shank accompanied with saffron-hued basmati. Spoilt for choice? Have it all with Non-Veg Kebab Platter (S$70), which comes with a delectable combination of chicken, fish and lamb kebabs, grilled to smoky perfection while retaining its moist, succulent mouthfeel.
5. Shahi Maharani
Who wouldn’t love to be treated like royalty? At Shahi Maharani, be prepared to eat like a king. Like the name which translates from Hindi to mean “Royal Queen”, each dish is prepared to perfection and filled with exquisite flavours of North India.
Get an authentic taste of North Indian street snacks like Panipuri (S$16), a popular street snack featuring mashed potato, chickpeas, and onion are stuffed in hollow crispy puris. You also do not want to miss out on their house special Tawa Jheenga (S$40), a hearty plate of spiced tiger prawns that are carefully seared over a hot iron griddle.
6. Zaffron Kitchen
How AMAZING does that spread look? A multi-award winning restaurant listed in the Michelin Guide Singapore 2016-2019 Bib Gourmand, Zaffron Kitchenis here to impress.
Go for the Seekh Mutton Kebabs (S$18), which is marinated in a mix of yoghurt, garlic, coriander, garlic and a host of other spices to create an intense, smoky flavour that perfectly complements the mutton. If you’re hosting a party at home, impress your guests with the Zaffron Tandoori Platter ($47), cooked over an intense fire right in the Tandoor. If you’re not up for meats, then opt for their vast selection of vegetarian curries, coupled with some Tandoori Breads or even just a glass of wine!
7. Tiffin Room
Similar to the tiffin carrier that defines Indian meals, dining at Tiffin Room is a multi-layered experience. Indulge in their wide spread of vegetarian and non-vegetarian options that come in generous portions.
Have the ultimate dinner date at home with the Non-Vegetarian Set (S$86) for two, which features Kebab Jodi, Bhuna Lamb Masala, a selection of naans and other fancy Indian delights. The highlights of this set are definitely the Bhuna Lamb Masala that is bathed in an umami onion tomato sauce, and the Tiffin Dal Makhani, a black lentil curry simmered with tomato puree, ghee and spices. This meal is made complete with the delectable Prawn Briyani, a lighter dish on the palate that perfectly accompanies the thick and buttery curries.
If you’re looking for something fuss-free, indulge in their selection of Lunch Bentos Boxes, from Butter Chicken Set (S$13.90) and Lamb Set (S$13.90) to vegetarian choices such as the Palak Paneer Set (S$12.90). No matter the choice, Shamiana’s dishes will surely excite and delight your palate.
9. Mustard Restaurant
Get ready to be wow-ed by the first and only Bengali and Punjabi Restaurant in Singapore. Mustard Restaurantbrings the best from the region, with the use of a myriad of spices and a crucial ingredient in the Indian spice repository, Mustard.
Don’t miss out on their Chingri Maacher Malai Curry (S$19.90), made of succulent prawns and coconut cream, topped with the holy trinity of spices: cinnamon, cloves and cardamom.
Couple your delectable curry with a warm pot of slightly spiced Kolkata Special Chicken Biryani (from S$16.90), which can be ordered either boned or boneless. To add a little spice, cross the Indian sub-continent and add some Punjabi dishes to the combination. Bring the “Pride of Punjab” straight to your table with a Murgh Makhani (S$17.90), more commonly known as Butter Chicken.
If you’ve lived in Singapore long enough, you’d know there’s no better way to take the heat up a notch than a good curry. In the mood for some North or South Indian cuisine and not sure where to go? Don’t fret! These 9 Indian Restaurant deliveries have got your cravings of all sorts covered!