Indian Food @ Indioz, Birmingham

4FE69525-C58E-4140-A0CE-33AA9413F367.jpegMoseley is still my go-to place when it comes to eating and drinking out or out out. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that it’s a great little suburb or the fact that it’s a great little suburb. I only wish the house prices were more affordable so I could actually put down some roots here, so my eyes are now peeled for nice homes in Stirchley- if you find one, send me the link, yeah?

So, until that move happens, I’ll continue to champion and celebrate everything I like to eat and drink in Moseley. My latest find? Indioz, based on the Alcester Road. Indioz is a family affair and is light, bright and comfortable. This is date night, mate night and everything in between. It’s an inviting space and one you’ll want to return to, especially since it’s BYOB. Uhhhhuhhh, what’s not to love about that.

62BC229F-1EBA-4677-83BF-5D903DC59A0E.jpegThe menu has had a slight refresh yet manages to remain accessible and authentic, including familiar favourites and some new additions that I’d never usually order but am glad to try.

We start with Samosa Chaat, a colourful plate of potatoes, carrots, chick peas, red onions and cucumbers in a tangy sauce. Its enjoyable, albeit not something I’d usually choose unless I was ordering street food plates in Indian Brewery, Zindiya et al but its good nonetheless.

C285B5C2-5969-448E-AB3D-C3F5246321B5.jpegChilli Chicken stir-fried with onions, peppers, sweet mango and green chillies is tasty and packs some heat yet reminds me of a Chinese or Thai dish and feels a tad out-of-place and inconsistent with the menu and Indioz as a restaurant. But if this is your bag, then its totally your call.

CDCEF70D-E660-4BB0-87B7-CF875CBB6D12.jpegThe Lamb Chops are meaty, marinated well, are slightly charred, full of flavour and are easily my favourite of all the starters- they disappear as quickly as they arrive.

34477F24-A6BA-4DF4-974A-B6752DABACFF.jpegNext comes, the Thali of dreams. A new addition to the menu and a definite highlight for me. Both the veg and meat thalis come with piping hot naan, fluffy rice, raita and chutney. The veg option showcases a fantastic creamy daal, whilst the meat option includes lamb and chicken. This is the dish I’d have no qualms in ordering again as it  executed so well and includes something for everyone, if you want to share that is. Which I don’t.

4FE69525-C58E-4140-A0CE-33AA9413F367The Chicken Balti is a generous portion of well cooked meat in a spicy sauce, with layers of flavour. It’s a lovely consistency to scoop up in hot, buttery naan.

Indioz is a great little find in Moseley and a restaurant that up until now, I’d walked past to go to other places. If you tend to do the same, try this place out once and for all. The portions are big, the flavours are bigger and the service goes above and beyond which is definitely what you want in a local Indian restaurant. I’ll definitely be back for more and so should you.

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*I was invited along to try the food but didn’t have to write about it. As always, my opinions are my own*

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