37-39 Lincoln Road, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 2RH
The Taj Mahal is Peterborough's oldest curry house opening back in 1976. True to its namesake the exquisite Taj Mahal , perfection and elegance is the emphasis of both restaurant and food.
Taj Mahal, Peterborough is on a smaller scale but its food does capture the sense. Serving a mixture of balti and tandoori dishes as its specialities, tandoori specials can be prepeared in half or whole chicken quantities, ideal for sharing or for the larger appetites! There is also a refreshing number of less common curries served for adventurous diners.
The chicken achaar with taramind fruit and the chicken makhany cooked with mango in a milder sauce are the fruitier curries, ensuring there's something for all.Rest assured all the favourite curries can be found in the entrées section from korma to bhuna, jalfrezis and vindaloos.
From the moment you arrive staff will assist with drinks and orders for poppadom trays and starters. Tikkas and kebabs pop out on the starter menu for a real meat feast. Vegetarian diners are also spoilt for choice however, in keeping with Indian cuisine in general.
After all the spiciness of chillies and Indian flavours, fear not for Indian ice-cream and other sweet treats line up on the pleasing dessert menu. The desserts are not too heavy, settle down well and are the perfect complement to the savoury feast.
Surrounded by Indian furnishings and with Indian music serenading, the Taj Mahal, Peterborough's ambience is peaceful and exotic - evoking even just a sense of how things may have been in the times of the moghuls.