Stories and recipes from Scotland's best-loved Indian restaurant, illustrated by celebrated photographer Martin Gray.
When it comes to awards Monir Mohammed, chef-patron of the Mother India and Wee Curry Shop group of restaurants, has almost as many accolades as he has recipes. The restaurants are consistently named amongst the best in the UK and recent additions to the trophy cabinet have included Mother India being named the city?s Best Restaurant. Monir counts amongst a host of fans- Tom Shields (much loved columnist on Scotland's biggest selling broadsheet The Herald), Hardeep Kholi, Alex Kapranos (frontman of Franz Ferdinand, who worked for Monir whilst still a struggling musician,), actor Brian Cox, Steven Spielberg, Billy Connelly and Liz Lochhead (Scottish 'Makar? (Poet Laureate)) who cites it as her favourite restaurant in the world. Martin Gray is an internationally celebrated photographer whose work is exhibited around the world. Martin collaborated with Rose Gray and Ruth Rogers on their ground-breaking River Cafe Easy.
"The best Indian food in Scotland" * Harden's *
"...an Indian restaurant that stands head and shoulders above its competitors..." * Sunday Times *
"Star Rating 41/2 out of 5" * The Sunday Herald, Scotland's biggest selling Sunday broadsheet *
"Great home-cooked curries. It's wise to book - it's a snug place with a big reputation, a limited menu and a sensational-value two course lunch" * Lonely Planet *
"After much sampling I found no place more delightful than Mother India in the West End. Take your pick of any of the specialities : king prawn cooked with lime and chilli pickle, lamb in a rich pepper sauce, cumin chicken, aloo saag. It's all here and it's all superb..." * Bon Appetit - America's Premier Food and Entertainment Magazine *