That above is some of the finest onion bhajia that Londonist has eaten. Instead of a dense blob of onion stodge, these were light shreds of onion coated in a gram flour batter and then deep fried. These were eaten at the Mirch Masala in Southall, though they have other branches across London. The Karahi fish tikka masala was recommended to us by the waiter and featured lots of fish in plenty of spicy gravy. The meat biryani was extremely tasty with lots of spice within the dry yet moist basmati rice and some dried fruit too, which was a welcome surprise. Oh, a warning though - the dishes come in three levels of spiciness: mild, medium and hot. And when they say hot, they really really mean it!
Mirch Masala has several locations in London.
Writing and photography by Su-Lin