Mango Indian is a small but cosy restaurant tucked away behind Borough Market. I visited on a Tuesday and it was clearly a popular place to have dinner – they even had to turn some guests away!
We managed to sneak a window seat (love people watching) and started off the meal with some popadums (or papad as the restaurant calls them) and four chutneys / dips and a bottle of wine. Decent sized portion and tasty chutneys!
Conscious of not spoiling our main meal we shared the kebab platter, which consisted of Haryali chicken tikka, dora seek kebab and adraki lamb chops. I particularly rated the lamb chop which was really flavoursome and not fatty at all.
On to the curries, we had the chicken chettinad, a South Indian dish with coconut milk, red chilies, star anise, black pepper corn and curry leaf – extremely flavoursome and around a 7/10 for spice! We also shared a kashmiri lamb rogan josh with freshly crushed ginger & garlic, infused tomato, flavoured with saffron, which was also great. Accompanying the curries were a peshwari and a chilli and garlic naan, which I can’t help but prefer to rice (love dipping in the sauce)!
The food was fresh, tasty and not particularly oily, which is always an added bonus. The staff were very polite, although I did have to ask for tap water a couple of times (my mouth was on fire!).