Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Fusion of Modern Cuisine at Miraaj; THIS WEEK WE ARE AT MIRAAJ IN MIDDLESBROUGH. LINDSEY SAMPSON GIVES HER VERDICT

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Fusion of Modern Cuisine at Miraaj; THIS WEEK WE ARE AT MIRAAJ IN MIDDLESBROUGH. LINDSEY SAMPSON GIVES HER VERDICT

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Name and address: Miraaj, Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough. Type of food: Predominately serving up Indian and Pakistani cuisine, Miraaj also serves up dishes such as pizzas and parmos for the less adventurous.

Price range: Main dishes start from around PS6.95, with all desserts great value at PS3.50, or PS1.95 for ice cream with a topping.

Cost of a drink: Miraaj doesn't serve alcohol, but offers a good range of soft drinks. Draft soft drinks such as coke are PS1.95, fresh juices including orange juice are from PS1.80, and milkshakes are available from PS2.50.

The portions generous - and I could shared a between First impressions: Miraaj occupies a large corner plot and is bright, modern and inviting, outside and in. The decor is clean and colourful and tables are nicely spaced. The staff were friendly when we visited and seated us quickly.

Choice of food: The menu seems a little bit of a mishmash at first - with pages dedicated to traditional Indian/Pakistani cuisine, but others listing pizzas and parmos, and burgers, for example. But we tried some of each, and the chefs seem equally competent at the Italian/ English dishes as the others. They also offer a fusion of the two with, for example, their chicken tikka parmo, and keema parmo. What we ate: I went with family - husband, dad and sister. Three of us opted for curry dishes (PS6.95 each) - I had chicken rogan josh, my dad ordered a chicken bhuna and my sister a chicken tikka masala.

We also ordered an appetiser of poppadoms and mango chutney (PS1.95), two sides of pilau rice to share between the three of us (PS2.20 each), plus a plain naan (PS1.95) and a peshwari naan (the latter a traditional flatbread filled with dried fruit, coconut and honey - PS2.50). My husband ordered a half classic chicken parmo (7.95), with a side of sweet potato fries (PS1.50).

were very my sister easily have dish us.

The portions were very generous - my sister and I could easily have shared a dish between us, and all of the curry dishes were flavoursome. …

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