Several generations of the Singh family have encouraged Glasgow’s love affair with Indian food from this well established restaurant on Elderslie Street. With staff often kitted out in kilts and turbans, the welcome is as cross-cultural as some sections of the menu. From haggis chasni to the chilli and cheese naan, a number of dishes at Mister Singh’s owe as much to Sauchiehall Street as they do to the Punjab. It is an appealing formula which has earned the restaurant many awards and a clientele that ranges from the city’s sports personalities to dedicated curry connoisseurs via groups out for a party.
Fusion dishes such as the haggis, neeps and tatties samosa are prominent on the menu at Mr Singh’s India but lovers of traditional Indian dishes will not leave disappointed. From the lamb pasanda and rogan josh to the chicken tikka masala, the much loved staples of Anglo-Indian cookery are present and correct at Mister Singh’s.
If you prefer to explore off the beaten path then the kitchen can cook up dishes like the fish jarnelly – a Bengali style option involving salmon cooked with mustard, green chillies, onion and yoghurt. Look out for the ambala, a medium strength dish which uses a Singh family secret recipe. Also popular are the chicken and lamb desi dishes which are cooked home style - on the bone.
As well as the a la carte options, Mister Singh’s India offers a value for money lunch menu while the taster menu gives two people the opportunity to share seven dishes – perfect for exploring a wide swathe of the kitchen’s offer.
For diners who want to try and recreate Mister Singh’s magic at home, the restaurant runs occasional pakora master classes. Handy should you ever feel peckish for a haggis pakora or two.
Mister Singh’s India, 149 Elderslie Street, Charing Cross, Glasgow, G3 7JR