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Sure, it may be known for the deep-fried Mars Bar, but Glasgow has also been crowned Curry Capital of Britain four times in recent years. That’s no surprise to locals, who’ve been dipping their papadums into the spicy scene since entrepreneurial immigrants began melting ghee here back in the 1940s.
For visitors, the trick is to dive right in. Glasgow’s two Wee Curry Shop spots serve great-value lunch specials (we recommend the chili garlic chicken) while the North Indian buffet at Bombay Blues fuels long afternoons of exploring.
Avoid peak-time queues at tapas-style Mother India’s Café on Argyle Street (try the lamb saag) or book for a longer, savour-worthy dinner at the restaurant’s larger Westminster Terrace location. Alternatively, in the Merchant City area of town, KoolBa’s huge naans and Dhabba’s paneer are definite must-tries.
Finally, for a full Scottish fusion approach, return to The Wee Curry Shop for its irresistible side dish: crispy, golden-fried haggis pakoras. Delicious.