I was recently contacted by Hungry House http://hungryhouse.co.uk/ who wanted me to taste test one of their top takeaways in Birmingham.
Hungry House is the Uk’s premier online platform for takeaway and food delivery, with more than 10,000 restaurants on their site. They cover the whole of Birmingham on their site.
They’ve just released the names of their top takeaways.
These are chosen due to their popularity with customers, their consistently positive ratings, their ability to deliver food on time and their high food hygiene rating. Only 500 are chosen.
I was very pleased that one of the restaurants on the list and one in my location Diwan Balti in Moseley was so highly regarded. Diwan has always been a special restaurant to me as I visited it often when I began my job over 15 years ago. I used to go with colleagues who lived in Moseley Village and we quite often put the world to rights and moaned quite readily about work, and life. Politics wa s often on the agenda, as it so often is and was. Back then Diwan was one of the original balti houses and this was before lasan and Pushkar et al changed the curry scene in my city. It has always specialised in Paneer dishes and has loads of choice for Vegetarians.
The food was ordered from Diwan via the Hungry House link https://hungryhouse.co.uk/diwan-balti
You place your order, the website is clear and reliable when inputting what you would like to eat and after completion you receive an email cod ironing that the restaurant have been sent the order and then received the order with an estimated delivery time.
Both Ruth and I shared the vegetarian dishes.
Plain Poppadums x 3 @ £1.35
Mixed pickles: @ 70p
Balti Saag Aloo Paneer (Main) @ £5.35 (Spinach and potato and paneer cheese)
Balti Aloo Gobi Mushroom (Main) @£5.25 (Cauliflower, potato and mushroom)
Balti Tarka Daal: (lentils) @ £3.60 side
Balti Chana (Chickpeas) side @ £3.60
Mushroom Pilau Rice: £2.75
Garlic Naan: £2.15
Total = £25.70 plus a card surcharge of 50p = £26.20
Balti saag Aloo paneer and Tarka daal.
Balti chana and Balti aloo Gobi mushroom.
Mushroom Pilau rice.
The food We ordered was excellent.
The poppudums were crisp, on arrival, quite rare for some takeaway deliveries. The sauces were ok, not great but satisfactory.
Both the Balti Saag Aloo Paneer and Balti chana were good , nicely spiced, nicely cooked, stayed warm throughout though we did use heaters which always helps. The combination of the paneer and spinach and potato worked well and the paneer was cooked well and carried a good flavour. I used to have this dish quite frequently and wasn’t disappointed as a takeaway. The Balti chana was also very good, chickpeas always go well with me and are one of my favourites in curries.
We also enjoyed the lentil daal and the Balti aloo Gobi mushroom. Both were well flavoured, the lentils were creamy and were a very good cooking contrast to the spicier mains. Again the cauliflower and potato is a good combination and worked with the mushrooms. A nice dish.
The mushroom rice, Naan and Chapati were all very good, and essentials to order.
As a takeaway curry Diwan Balti is an excellent choice in the Moseley and Kings Heath area via Hungry House. The food was delivered on time, it was well presented and all containers were sealed and secure. There were no complaints. The service via the Hungry House website was fine and with a prompt delivery made for a good Vegetarian Takeaway. It also very good value. I’m sure to order again from Diwan Balti and Hungry House. It brought back happy memories.
Thanks for reading.
I was invited to write an unbiased review of a takeaway ordered via Hungry House in my local area. All food was paid for via a voucher of £30 which was complimentary from Hungry House. I chose Diwan Balti myself, my review is unbiased and honest as always.
Diwan Balti 3A/B/C Alcester Road, Moseley, Birmingham, B13 8AR.
0121 442 4920/442 6002.