I am an Australian freelance writer living in Adelaide.
Published November 20th 2011
Rana Tandoori is an Indian restaurant, and having only eaten Indian from Charminars, we thought it was time to try somewhere different for a change. We opted for take-away and with free delivery, we were pretty happy.
We ordered five dishes so the four of us could taste a bit of each. The problem I find with Indian food is my lack of ability in describing the taste. There's so much more to it than spicy or sweet under all those layers of spices, so I feel I may do the food injustice in this review.
My choice was the Chef's Special, Prawn Jalfrezy. With a craving for prawns, these fat, juicy red prawns didn't disappoint in taste. It was a little annoying however, that their tales were still attached but they sat in a tasty bath of red capsicum, tomatoes and onions. The shards of ginger on top really hit my tastebuds.
The Butter Chicken had the perfect balance of sweetness and the chicken was already smoked and marinated before being added to the sauce so the flavour was really intense. The sauce almost had a barbecue flavour to it
The Beef Korma came in its mustard-coloured sauce and the beef was so tender, it just fell off the fork and melted in your mouth. The sauce was very thick and you could taste bits of crushed cashews throughout.
Our only complaint was that we were advised of a fifteen minute wait. An hour later, we had to call to make sure our food was on its way, and it arrived in those minutes. It was lucky we'd called at 6pm or we would have been eating far later.
Overall, it was a decent-sized, tasty Indian meal, not better, not worse than our usual haunt.