Everyone loves a good curry, right? But tracking one down isn’t always easy. Fortunately, Aberdeen Restaurant week has partnered with one of the best places in Aberdeen where you can find a good curry!
Family owned and operated Shri Bheema’s is a beloved Indian restaurant that is known for offering a friendly, inviting dining atmosphere where guests can gather with friends and loved ones over a perfectly cooked curry and fresh naan. Shri Bheema’s Indian Restaurant on Belmont Street offers a range of authentic dishes hailing from both northern and southern India, so you can count on sampling a whole host of incredible flavours if you wish to do so this ARW.
As for me and my dining companion we decided to start off by sampling the chilli Gobi tikka which is cauliflower cakes, mashed with spices, mild chilli and pan fried. Guys- they are amazing! This isn’t a dish I would normally order but I told myself I would try at least one veg option at every restaurant and I have to say – this was a smart move as I didn’t think for a second that cauliflower cakes would be my favourite part of the meal. Honestly, they were so good and if Shri Bahamas is one of your pics this ARW then trust me- get the Chili Gobi Tikka
However, if you’re a meat lover all the way then I suggest ordering the Medley of Kebab. This starter is huge so is great to order if you are arriving starving. This dish offers you the chance to sample a piece of lamb chop, a bit of chicken kebab and a tandoori prawn. Basically, all the meat. This dish is packed full of a variety of flavours making it perfect for those who can never make up their mind on what to get. This dish will truly give you a taste of everything.
For our main we decided to share Chettinad chicken Masala which is a South Indian style curry made from home ground spices, coconut and curry leaves served with steamed rice. This dish is perfect for those who prefer a mild curry and the mix of spices means that this little curry is subtle but flavoursome.
We also decided to share Bengali Jhinga Jol which is king prawns cooked with cauliflower in a Kolkata style curry and served with steamed rice. This dish is great due to it fresh subtle flavours and if you decide to try it out I recommend the pashawri naan as a side to mop up the tasty sauce. You won’t want to waste any!
Finally, to finish off our meal we had Gajar Ka Halwa which is a dessert consisting of grated carrot slow cooked in thick creamy cardamom flavoured milk topped with nuts. This dessert looks unusual but tastes amazing. By the time dessert came I was so full I didn’t think I would be able to finish it, but it is a very light dish packed with flavour. The Gajar Ka Halwa was the perfect way to finish our dining experience.
Dine at Shri Bheema’s this Restaurant week and you will find yourself enjoying fabulous food cooked fresh all for a low cost. The staff are very welcoming and are good at anticipating your needs i.e. – “yes I would love more alcohol”. What’s more is I love the quirky layout of the restaurant as getting inside feels like an adventure! If you are in the mood for a curry, then pop over to Shri Bheema. Better yet book as tables fill up fast even when ARW isn’t on!