Curry with the Girls

This article is a review of services from JUST EAT. They funded an obscene amout of delicious curry in return for my opinion. For more information about this kind of post please read my disclosure for readers page. Kat xoxo

Rimjhim Winchester-1

This year I have been making the effort to reconnect with my social life. Every time I talk about this I get tweets from other people who made dates with their friends – what a fabulous ripple effect!

One of my favourite rituals is a regular curry night with my antenatal buddies. Rather than going out on the town we take it in turns to host a takeaway night.

Much as I love going out, staying in with good friends is just that bit more comfortable. You can wear what you like, chat as loudly as you please and there is no waiting for someone to bring out the drinks (pet peeve of going out). Bingo – works for me!

Recently JUST EAT asked if they could provide the food for one of our curry nights if I would tell you all about it. Win-win as far as I’m concerned.

One of the issues with getting together for a takeaway is that if you wait until everyone has arrived to order it is a loooong wait for the curry. We normally email out the menu and choose in advance although you would not believe how hard finding the menu can be on some websites.

Using JUST EAT was a piece of cake. It has full menus for several Indian takeaways in our area (we ordered from Rimjhim in Winchester) and you simply check the box beside each item to order. Yup, it’s that simple. No reading back through lists confirming that it’s all there, you can double check, confirm and send. Best of all you can pick your delivery time. I did confuse the restaurant by placing our order at 4pm so they called to check I really did want to wait four hours for my delivery.

In terms of food we are spoiled in Winchester and I have enjoyed meals from most Indian restaurants featured on JUST EAT over the years.

I ordered chicken dhansak with lemon rice which is a favourite of mine. The dish is a delicious mix of sweet and sour flavours with a thick lentil sauce. Depending on which chef is cooking it varies in heat from medium to hot. I like the variation, it gives me the impression that the chefs aren’t just following a chain-style recipe card. Mr Kat and I always split a curry and rice as the portions are large (it’s his reward for making himself scarce for the evening).

Would I use it again? Almost certainly. I like to be organised when it comes to group catering and so this method really appeals to my type-A tendancies.

Thanks JUST EAT for a great night in!


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