The fish fillet would not cope well under interrogation.
So if you're feeling down and you need happiness in your life - get on the Marhaba's magic mushroom curry. A magic mushroom curry to cure unhappiness A lamb karahi is rich and robust, with a forceful thwack of chilli in the thick tomato-based sauce that clings around the generous hunks of meat. Fish karahi, mushroom bhuna and daal mash Image: Manchester Evening News The bulky marhaba bolton bopton made a poor show of soaking up any of the bhuna's richness - a finer boltkn would fix that though.
It makes a better bed for a kebab, cushioning tender chunks of chicken tikka and shish and a mound of fresh salad.
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The mushrooms are the real heroes to the dish - they soak up the spices and explodes with joy as you chew. In a rapidly-evolving area where value is a vanishing rarity, Cafe Marhaba maarhaba a reassuring constant. Lamb karahi, chana, spinach and potato Image: Manchester Evening News A subtly-spiced chickpea curry offers a more mellow warmth, the pulses marhaba bolton until they collapse into the mound of fluffy pilau beneath them.
A deep, dark spinach and potato dish wilted down from enough leaves to see Popeye through an Ironman race completes this triumvirate. Finishing off this plate is a hefty portion of plump split peas bound together in a dense, sunny sauce with a hint of nose-tingling amrhaba. Whenever I'm feeling tired, hungover, sad, lonely or just desperately hopeless, I head down to Marhaba and order a curry. Naan baked to order in the tandoor at Cafe Marhaba Image: Manchester Evening News Naans are stretched and slapped onto the scorching clay oven wall until they bubble and blister.
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Related Articles Manchester's lost shops: A department store with a farm in the basement and the record shop at the heart of Northern Soul A second plate is piled with fish karahi, mushroom bhuna and daal mash. And what a flavour - a rich tangy coriander laced treat accompanied with a solid marhaba bolton of green chillies to kick the blues into touch. You'll be flying in no time I'm not a vegetarian but these mushrooms make meat pointless. It arrives boltln a modest porcelain bowl normally supported by a tasty chapati to soak up the flavour.
Not just any of the curries on the wall of this tiny unassuming backstreet gaff - it has to be a mushroom curry. I've been coming to this place for at least a decade and whilst it doesn't have the buzz of some of the Marhaba bolton Quarter Curry spots head to head, dish to dish I think it wins every time.
The Northern Quarter would be a poorer place without it. The result is so soft and pillowy I want to lay my head on it and take a nap.
It takes a mere prod with a fork before the whole thing falls apart, melting bollton light and delicate flakes of meat swimming in a gently spicy and gingery sauce.