When it comes down to thinking about the perfect comfort food? Surely, it’s difficult to look beyond a curry.
Nothing beats using a warm naan to mop up a delicious curry off your plate. It just might be my favorite food in the world
Parivaar in Mold can feed any addiction for spice. Its position on top of the Trip Advisor charts is certainly a testament to that.
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Its website says that it offers the finest Indian fusion home-style food, which has been derived from its own family dinners. It offers recipes that have been passed down through generations of family, so are known to have stood the test of time.
Inside, the family theme continues with husband, wife and children dividing their time between kitchen and front of house duties. The venue looks small from the outside but has room for about 32 diners.
It has a modern, clean, classy design of dark neutral colours. The venue looked quiet for a midweek slot apart from a few hungry customers darting through its doors to pick up their takeaways.
We decide to follow their lead and order from a menu that offers a mixture of the usual curry classics and signature dishes. You need to know about three important facts about the venue.
It gets incredibly busy at weekends; it is cash only and they do not serve alcohol. However, patrons are able to bring their own booze, although there is a £2 corkage charge, whether corks are popped or not.
We started as all meals from an Indian should, with poppadoms and a chutney tray. The four chutneys were a sweet mango, chopped onion, a mixed pickle and a cooling mint yogurt dip.
I smashed the poppadoms with a karate chop of my right hand, so that they were perfect for sharing and dipping. My wife bizarrely did not seem that impressed with my black belt effort.
In fact, she looked at me like I was some kind of idiot. But it was soon forgotten as we munched, crunched and dipped our way through the crispy snacks.
It was time to empty the silver carton of my signature dish of Murug Lababdor onto my plate. It consists of thinly sliced pieces of charred chicken marinated with fenugreek seeds and cumin.
It had a gorgeous creamy velvety texture, and was finished off with a hint of gee butter. On the handy spice strength guide on the menu, this dish was marked as ‘hot’ but despite it having a bit of a kick, the emphasis was still on taste rather than heat.
What a dish. I could easily eat this every day of the week – if only my finely honed body could take it of course – and yep, I soaked up every last drop of that sauce with a deliciously light sweet fruity peshwari naan.
My wife played safe and went for a dish marked as ‘mild’ by the handy strength guide, which was butter chicken. The dish looked very similar to the other in appearance but was slightly more yellow in color.
It tasted a lot different though with a mild creamy taste of garlic, ginger and cashew. She didn’t have to mop her brow with sweat and it was all about the quality of the ingredients again.
We both agree not to go for boring old rice, as we were intrigued by something on the side dishes called ‘Indian chips’. Of course, we had to try them.
The fries were crispy and smothered in garlic, onion and peppers – really moreish, like some kind of dirty masala chips. The spicy chips were tasty and highly recommended if you fancy an alternative to bland rice.
The Indian food served here offers a unique flavor to the familiar, due to the twists and tweaks they make along the way. Parivaar kind of offers homemade Indian food derived from its own family dinners, that can be enjoyed either in the restaurant or, ironically, in your own home.
You can’t really beat a hot comforting curry. It’s the national dish for Britain for a reason.
The Parivaar is top of the Trip Advisor charts in Mold, due to its luxury homemade symphony of flavours. But we all have our favorite curry house? So, where is yours?
2 x Poppadom £1.20
Pickle Tray £2.50
Murug Lababdor £10.95
Butter Chicken £10.95
Indian Chips £3.25
Perhwari Naan £2.95
Monday – Closed
Tuesday – Thursday 17:30 – 22:00
Friday – Saturday 17:30 – 22:30
Sunday 17:30 – 21:30
Atmosphere – Family and togetherness are the inspiration behind the name of the business and that is definitely the feeling you get once you step inside.
Car Parking – Public car park directly across the road
Disabled access – Disabled access and washroom facilities.
Service – Hard working and family-orientated
– Family Indian restaurant that is number one in the charts, with a symphony of flavors
Parivaar, Grosvenor Street, Mold CH7 1EJ, 01352 752541