Delhi 6 is an Indian Restaurant in Little Aston offering a slight twist and fine dining edge to authentic Indian Cuisine.
The interior is really well done out, with a really classic but laid back feel. The staff were really professional, very smartly dressed and service was very efficient.
I’ll move swiftly on to the food. The menu is quite compact, which is a refreshing change for an Indian restaurant, with only around 10 choices per course. There were some familiar sounding dishes alongside some more contemporary and modern things as well.
We started off with some poppadoms and the inevitable pickle tray. As I’ve said before here, I often find that you can gauge the quality of an Indian by the quality of the pickle and chutney tray, and this certainly would bode well for this meal. There was the usual trio of mint raita, chutney and onion salad which were of good quality, but also an unusual addition that tasted of carrot, coriander and onion seed which was delicious.
For starters I chose the ANARI LAMB CHOPS – Tandoori Lamb chops marinated with juice of pomegranate, ginger garlic paste and green chilli and served with baby leaves and fresh pomegranate vinaigrette. The lamb was fantastically tender, one chop the perfect slight pink, although the second chop was a little overcooked (not sure how they managed that!) Despite this both were juicy and tender. The marinade gave the lamb a beautiful fragrance which was earthy and hot, while the unusual pomegranate vinaigrette worked really well to cut through this and add sweetness. A really enjoyable starter. Lee went for the MURGH TIKKA – Chicken marinated with home made Tandoori Masala cooked in the tandoor to perfection and served with baby leaves and mint coriander chutney. More of a traditional course, but non the less very tasty with juicy chicken and just the right amount of spice.
For mains I went for a MURGH MAKHNI while Lee had the NIHARI NALI Lamb shank cooked on slow fire with ginger, garlic, whole garam masala, brown onions, flavoured with mace and nutmeg. Lee’s dish was fantastically rich and the sauce had a great depth to it. The meat was very very tender, but was about 30mins cooking from falling off the bone entirely. My Makhni was delicious with a creamy tomato and cashew gravy and tender chicken. We shared some pulou rice, which had the nice touch of some fried shallots over the top and some garlic and coriander naan which was light as air and we could have eaten several baskets of on its own.
Our meal at Delhi 6 was a total success and I’m really looking forward to heading back there soon.
12a Burnett Road
Have you been to Delhi 6? Where’s your favourite Indian in Birmingham? I’d love to hear your thoughts.
Disclosure: We paid for our own meal, and all opinions expressed are honest and our own