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Maharani Indian Restaurant


Authentic Indian Cuisine, seven days a week at The Maharani Indian Restaurant

Curry is officially good for you. The ever-present ingredient in almost all Indian dishes, turmeric, contains a powerful antioxidant that combats a number of serious diseases; in fact studies have linked the frequent use of turmeric to lower rates of breast, prostate, lung and colon cancer.

The bad news is that Indian food is addictive. Scientists have found that just thinking about eating a curry can make people feel high and eating it arouses the senses and makes your heart beat faster, whereas foods like fish and chips just don’t have the same effect. Curry is basically a safe, legal high! Not bad news after all.

OK science over. The best news of course is that good Indian food tastes wonderfuland the whole nation should give thanks to the legion of Bengali (mostly) chefs who supply our needs for it every week.

If you live in Ipswich you are lucky that your appetite for curry can be fulfilled by an award-winning restaurant, Maharani Indian Cuisine, located in the town centre near Coes department store.

In the last few years Maharani has won Caterer of the Year, East of England Region awarded by the Bangladeshi Caterers Association, as well as being chosen as one of the Top 100 British Curry Restaurants in the British Curry Awards.

Owner Manik Miah has over 30 years experience in the restaurant and takeaway sector within the UK and has made Maharani into a local favourite with a loyal clientele; some regulars have been eating at Maharani since it opened over 20 years ago. Chef Mokhlis has been at the restaurant for over 10 years too – this continuity helps keep food and service standards high.

“Maharani Magic” – I have been eating at the Maharani for more than 20 years and have always received a warm welcome friendly service and excellent Indian cuisine. There is a wide choice of dishes with many house specialities. Prices are very reasonable and portion sizes are generous. I would strongly recommend this restaurant.

As a committed member of the Ipswich community Manik makes sure he and the restaurant get involved in charity fundraising and community work, supporting the local catering college plus St Elizabeth Hospice, Diabetes UK and UNICEF among others.

In terms of food the Indian Restaurant menu offers everything you expect and love about a traditional Indian restaurant:

Starters

Including chicken and lamb tikka, sheek and shami kebabs, prawn puri, aubergine puri, chicken chaat, samosas and onion bhajis. They even have Murug Mama which is… I’m not telling, you’ll have to ask.

Tandoori dishes

Cooked in the restaurant’s searingly-hot charcoal-fired clay oven, producing an authentic and special taste (how you wished your home-cooked barbecue food would taste but never does). Chose from chicken, lamb, king prawns, or trout fillets, or a half spring chicken on the bone.

Classic curry dishes

All your favourites such as tikka, tikka masala, dupiaza, Ceylon, biryani, balti, bhuna, korma, dhansak and pathia, with many different rices and breads to enjoy alongside them, or chips (if you must).

Maharani Specialities

Served with vegetable or egg-fried fried rice, and can be made with chicken, lamb or king prawns. Sample dishes:

  • Makhani – Cooked with fresh herbs and spices, served with thick, mild sauce garnished with nuts and raisins
  • Passanda – Marinated in light spices, garnished with nuts and almonds. Cooked in a very mild sauce with red wine
  •  Achar – Similar to bhuna, medium hot, cooked with touch of fresh garlic, coriander, onions, fresh citrus fruit and spices.

Chef’s Specials

  • Chef’s Special Mix – A mixture of chicken tikka, lamb tikka and tandoori king prawn in a medium hot thick sauce, topped with spicy, minced lamb and fresh green chilli
  •  Royal Chicken – Medium hot, “home style”, cooked on the bone, served with egg-fried rice
  • Chicken or Lamb Tikka Salli – spicy, medium hot, with a fried potato topping, served with egg-fried rice
  • Maharani Murugh – chicken on the bone with puffy bread, medium hot, with fenugreek leaf (methi), served with egg-fried rice

Vegetable Side Dishes

Main course veggie dishes include Mixed Vegetables with sauces such as Karai or Madras (fairly hot), Dhansak (hot, sweet and sour with lentils), Rogan (tomato-based) and Korma (creamy and mild).

Alternatively why not choose a selection of side dishes to share? Dishes include Mushroom or Cauliflower Bhaji, Bombay Potato, Channa Masala, Bhindi (okra) or Begun (aubergine) Bhaj, Tarka Dal, Aloo Gobhi (potato and cauliflower), Sag Ponir (spinach with fried garlic and cheese topping).

If you can’t decide then go for one of the Set Meals that will give you a taste of the most popular dishes on the menu. The set meal for four at just £20 per head including dessert and liqueur coffee is great value.

The Maharani Indian Restaurant is fully licensed so a wide range of beers, wines and spirits are available to enjoy with or after your meal.

“17 years and still number 1” – Have used it for many years, my kids have eaten here since they were babies, Manik and his staff are like family, they always make you feel welcome, and the food is by far the best you will eat in Suffolk, this is why it’s the greatest Indian you will ever step foot in, so please try it and you won’t be disappointed.

Special Menu Night – Thursdays at The Maharani Indian Restaurant

On Thursdays take your choice of starter, main course, side dish & rice or naan from the main menu for just £13.50 per person.

Special Menu Night – Sundays at The Maharani Indian Restaurant

Sunday is Thali Night  – a thali (pronounced “tally”) is a balanced selection of small dishes with rice, bread and accompaniments, a complete meal usually served on a stainless steel platter, and often served at Indian weddings or religious occasions. Satisfying and delicious.

OPENING TIMES

Evenings – open every day – 5:30pm to 11:30pm

Lunchtimes – open Sat/Sun – 12noon to 2pm

Prices correct as of July 2015 but subject to change without notice. Please visit the Maharani website for the latest menus, offers and prices.

Is The Maharani an Indian Restaurant near me? You’ll find Manik and his team at 46 Norwich Road, Ipswich, Suffolk County IP1 2NJ. So next time you’re thinking of eating out in Ipswich, why not give The Maharani Indian Restaurant a call.

Maharani Indian Restaurant Review


Submitted by N J C on Sunday, Jul 16, 2017

Traditional and authentic cuisine, with great customer service

I have been a customer at the Maharani Indian Restaurant for many years now. I have never been disappointed with the food, and the service by Manik and his team is always top form.

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