The Taj Mahal Indian Restaurant Streatham
Back in the late 1980’s I shared a bedsit with my friend Dennis in Streatham, it cost £23 a week, unimaginable these days. In true bedsit tradition we had our local Indian curry house, we went there most weeks, eat the same dishes and always seemed to pay £22 for two.
Recently when Dennis was back in London I returned to the restaurant for a trip down memory lane, some 20 years after my last visit.
The Taj Mahal was established back in 1962, it has basic seating for about 30 people and a small bar at the front of the restaurant.
On arriving we were met by the owner Moben, who remembered us from years before, he is very knowledgeable about his food and he made us feel very welcome.
We chose starters of, Onion Bhaji, Prawn Puree, Vegetable Samosa and mains of Chicken Jalfrezi, Lamb Naga and for old times’ sake we had Chicken Korma and Lamb Rogan.
The Naga Lamb was tender and fell apart in my mouth the flavour was excellent and the chicken in the Jalfrezi was perfectly cooked. The curries were very tasty and not overly spiced.
We had Sag Paneer to go with our mains which was very creamy and sweet.
The usual accompaniments of rice, Nan bread and poppadum’s were also good.
We also had Cobra and Kingfisher beers and a Mango Lassi.
The bill for the meal for four people including drinks and service was about £85 which seems reasonably good value.
A few weeks later on a Wednesday evening I tried their delivery service and I am pleased to say this is pretty good too. All the dishes were equally as good, although the Nan bread was a tad cold on delivery, a minor slip which did not spoil the experience.
On the whole Taj Mahal is a good value restaurant serving quality produce in a friendly environment and definitely worth paying a visit.
11a Leigham Court Road
020 8769 0704