My latest foray into the world of late night takeaway was aided by the folks at Hungry House. They recently named Lunchquest as one of their seven “Not Just Another Food Blogger” award winners in the UK, which was rather lovely of them.
Their handy app suggested I might want to try Madras Cottage. A glance at their incredibly extensive menu confirmed that I did indeed.
Having resisted their munchy box options, my eye was caught by talk of a curry calzone where you could choose your curry filling which would then be cooked up inside a folded pizza. I chose chicken dopiaza.
I added some completely superfluous saag aloo due to basic idiocy, which brought the total cost to £12.02. The items were with me at the expected arrival time.
I stuck a quick fork in the saag to check it. It was tasty but could happily wait to be munched until the following day.
The calzone proved completely monstrous. It could happily have fed four people and it was the small calzone option.
The filling was a pretty generic bright chicken and split pea curry, rather than having anything discernibly dopiaza-ish about it, but it was still decent and warmly spiced.
I did my best but was soon defeated. The remaining portion did admirably as a hearty breakfast, the next day.
So overall, I’m not convinced the curry calzone from Madras Cottage was the most refined dish I’ve ever eaten, but it was certainly memorable. Would I recommend it? Only if you’re looking to feed a small army or genuinely can’t make up your mind between curry and pizza of an evening.
Address: 104 St John’s Road, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH12 8AT