Masala is a term used in sub-continental cuisine to describe many spices mixed into a sauce to be used in a dish and it's a technique which comes in to play with great effect in this popular Balsall eaterie. The Masala Club, in Balsall Common, is a stylish, modern Indian restaurant which has developed a sound reputation with both the locals and business visitors including the odd TV and sports personality or two.
The menu offers an extensive selection of traditional Indian and Bengali specialities, as well as more innovative dishes such as chandu (silver promflet, a sweet water fish from Bangladesh, marinated and cooked in a tandoori oven); and the spicy chot-boti (chicken or lamb cooked with garlic, lime juice, chana dhall and green chilli). Regional specialities include sunar bangla mach (fish from the Bay of Bengal, with fresh aubergine, tomatoes and green chilli); and kursi lamb (marinated lamb leg or chicken roasted in a tandoori oven then slow cooked with freshly-ground spices). With excellent service and reasonable prices, The Masala Club is a mixture of mixtures that is well worth joining.