An Indian takeaway is a go-to choice for many households across the United Kingdom, as curry has long been crowned the nation’s favourite dish. Everyone has their prefered curry and we can guarantee you know exactly which one you will be ordering.
However, with such a big menu to choose from when your order food online, you can be left wondering which sides are the best to order with your curry. We have put together a list of the best side dishes, so if you haven’t previously tried them make sure they are in your basket next time you order a takeaway.
This is probably the most ordered side dish. We can guarantee that there will always be at least one portion of rice on your takeaway order. Whether you choose flavoured rice or you stick to classic plain rice you can always rely on it to make a tasty complement to any Indian curry dishes. With so many different types of rice to choose from, this really is a staple side dish that can be enjoyed by everyone.
If you don’t overly enjoy rice, yet you’re still looking for a carb-based side dish, we would direct you to a Bombay Aloo. This is the perfect partner for a vegetable-based curry. The dish is made from cubed potatoes which are boiled and fried with an assortment of different spices. It isn’t uncommon to find a mix of vegetables in with your potatoes also. If you’re not keen on spicy food then this dish is normally a safe option, it is made with simple ingredients and is unlikely to be particularly spicy.
The ever-popular onion bhaji, this is another side you will frequently find on an Indian takeaway order. These crispy onion fritters are sometimes ordered as a starter or a snack but we think they work perfectly alongside your main curry dish also. Onion bhajis are simply chopped onions in various spices including chilli powder, cumin and turmeric fried in oil until golden.
As a nation, we can never say no to a pastry, so no wonder why we’re fans of samosas. These are a savoury filled pastry, either baked or fried and usually triangle-shaped. When it comes to the filling, samosas will generally contain vegetables or mince, or a combination of both. They are mildly spiced with the traditional Indian flavours we all love.
There is nothing better than mopping up a delicious curry than with a naan bread. Authentic Indian cuisine consists of more than thirty different types of breads, yet naan bread is definitely the most popular. A naan bread is essentially an oven-baked flatbread and you can choose to enjoy a plain version or opt for a stuffed naan. If you would like to try something new we would recommend a Keema or a Peshwari naan. Keema naan is a savoury bread filled with minced meat, whereas Peshwari is sweeter, filled with coconut and commonly almonds.
We couldn’t talk about Indian side dishes without mentioning poppadoms. Similarly to onion bhajis, these are frequently ordered as a starter dish with chutneys and salad, however, if you have any leftover then there is no reason why you can’t enjoy them as a side to your curry. In the unlikely event that you’ve never had a poppadom before, they are thin crispy discs made from flour, they are usually either fried or cooked with dry heat until crisp. They should always be a staple on your Indian takeaway order.
Where to order your takeaway online
Once you have decided that an Indian takeaway is on the cards and you know which dishes you fancy, then all you need to do is find the perfect place to order from. If you’re unsure as to which Indian to order from, or what is even local to you, then please feel free to visit the ChefOnline website. You will be greeted by all of your local takeaways and lots of different restaurants that you can order from.
With ChefOnline, you can then quickly and simply order your food online. You will never have to find a pen and write down your order before fighting over who is going to call and place it again. Get a delicious takeaway, with all of the best side dishes, delivered to your property in no time.