If you’re looking for more restaurant-quality and authenticity from your Indian takeaway, then look no further and give Punjabi Heaven in Leeds a go. Serving delicious Indian Street Food that’s very well-cooked and perfectly spiced, this takeaway based on the outskirts of Leeds centre really impressed me and was worth the drive to collect!
Having discovered this Indian Takeaway Restaurant via Instragram I was really intrigued in what Punjabi Heaven had to offer so we decided to collect a feast of Indian goodies on the way home from seeing family in Leeds. First of all the smell of the food was DIVINE and we got to enjoy that all the way home to Sheffield (haha!) Every dish was well presented even for a takeaway and we were so excited to warm the food up a bit and get stuck in!
ALOO TIKKI CHOLAY CHAT ( OA) £4.95 – Deep fried vegetable and potato pattie, served on a bed of spiced chickpeas topped with variety of chutneys and pomegranate. This was superbly presented and was stunningly delicious, a real stand-out starter that we had never tried before, and would recommend for everyone to try. There was a slight kick to the dish but the herbs and spiced all really stood out. We also received a tangy, chilli sauce and some mint yogurt which we put over our starters and this went really went together.
PUNJABI FISH PAKORA £5.95 – Tilapia fillets flavoured with ginger, ajwain and paprika, then fried with home spice gram flour batter – a dish that is eaten all over in Punjab. As I don’t eat seafood any longer, Ben was more than happy to get these bad boys all to himself. “Very tasty and refreshingly they weren’t greasy at all! A decent sized portion and I really enjoyed them.” Another great starter.
BUTTER CHICKEN £9.95 – Authentic butter chicken made with pureed tomatoes, ginger, honey, butter, hand-picked spices with fenugreek leaves. This curry was beautiful – large chunks of succulent chicken in a thick almost creamy sauce. The fenugreek really stood out and gave the dish a little sweetness but not too much. The dish was medium-mild but was favour-some enough that it didn’t need much heat.
PUNJABI LAMB £10.95 – Slow cooked lamb with ginger, garlic, Kashmiri chilli and hand-picked spices. A really aromatic dish with a great depth of spice to it. Well-cooked and mouth-wateringly good. We are a big fan of lamb curries as the meat itself brings so much flavour to the dish.
PILAU RICE £2.75 – There’s not really much to say about rice is there? But you could tell this was freshly cooked, and fresh herbs were added for a nice extra touch.
SPECIAL CHEESE GARLIC NAAN £3.50 – You can’t go wrong with a garlic naan, but add cheese to it? Absolute game-changer! Garlic and cheese is life so it’s safe to say we really enjoyed this.
This takeaway was on another level to the many Indian takeaways I’ve tried locally, definitely restaurant quality. All of the above came to £38 which might seem pricey to some, but you are definitely paying for the quality here and this feast filled us up for an evening meal with leftovers for lunch the next day too! So you could feed 3 people on this in all honesty.
Punjabi Heaven clearly take pride in the food they provide and it does make you question if you want to settle for mediocre again. Personally I was really impressed by the fine ingredients and the filling dishes we received and I would really like to collect from here again when we visit Leeds.
Punjabi Heaven is available for takeaway via Deliveroo, Uber Eats and Just Eat and if you collect you get 15% off! Find out more bout them here.
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