Winner of Bridport Local Food Group Lockdown Hero Award 2021

We are very proud to have been announced as the winner of the Restaurant category in the Bridport Local Food Group Lockdown Hero Awards 2021. Especially important to us as it is as a result of nominations received from the community, our customers! We thank you very much for your votes.

The salutation given was as follows:

“As soon as lockdown came in, Helen took on the responsibility for all the cooking allowing her chefs to go home to their families.   As well as the usual takeaway menu she devised a special value set menu and offered free home delivery to homes within a 3-mile radius of Bridport undertaken by her son Sanjay.  She also took the time to cook curries and deliver for free to the Food Surplus stall at St Swithun’s church. 

“Helen goes to great lengths to deliver top class curries… she is kind, courteous, helpful and very supporting to the local community”.

Valentine’s Special Sharing Menu for 2

Available Saturday February 13th & Sunday 14th February

MENU 1 – £45 per couple


  • 4 Papadums with pickles
  • Chicken Samosa &
  • Chicken Tikka


  • King Prawn Shaslik (King prawns marinated in yogurt and spices, cooked in the clay oven with peppers and onions fired with charcoal, served with salad) and
  • Lamb or chicken Tawa (chicken or lamb tikka with medium spices, onion, green pepper & fresh coriander)


  • Saag Chana (spinach & chickpea)
  • 2 Pilau rice &
  • Naan of your choice

MENU 2 – £40 per couple


  • 4 papadums with pickles
  • Onion Bhajee &
  • Vegetable Puri


  • Garlic Chilli Vegetable Curry &
  • Vegetable Bhuna


  • Saag Chana (spinach & Chickpea)
  • 2 Pilau Rice &
  • Naan of your choice

Why not add an Indian Dessert?

  • Mango or Pistachio Kulfi (Indian ice cream) £4.50
  • Crema Catalana £4.95
  • Gulab Jamum (made with milk & golden syrup) £4.50

To order call: 01308 421000
or 01308 424956

Curry sauces available to purchase from the Taj Mahal

Planning to make a curry with your turkey leftover?

The following curry sauces made by Helen are available to buy directly from the Taj Mahal in Bridport. 500 ml (to serve up to 3 people) for £3.   

  • Very hot (vindaloo)
  • Hot (madras
  • Medium
  • Masala
  • Dhansak

The sauces can be used immediately,  just add your left over turkey, meat or vegetable, kept in the fridge for 2-3 days or put in the freezer for using later.   Call 01308 424956 or 01308 421000 to order. 

Easy Curry Sauce Recipe

The base for curry for 2 people


For the mixed spice:

  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • 1 heaped tsp garam masala
  • 1 tbsp of tomato puree
  • 1 tsp of chilli powder (or to taste)
  • Mix all the above ingredients together to make a paste then add enough water until it is a thick creamy consistency.

1 large onion or 2 medium onions finely chopped

2 inches of fresh ginger, grated, minced, or finely chopped

4 cloves of garlic, grated, minced, or finely chopped

2 tbsp veg oil of choice



Heat the oil in a pan

Add the onions with salt and cook until beginning to soften

Add the garlic and ginger. 

Heat together stirring all the time for 3-4 mins (add a little water if it gets too dry or begins to catch). 

When the oil rises to the top add enough water to make into a thick gravy.

The sauce is now ready for you to add your leftover turkey, meat or vegetables, or can be cooled and kept in the fridge for 2 – 3 days or frozen to be used later.

Taj Mahal Restaurant now open!

The Restaurant will open for business on Wednesday 2nd December in accordance with the new Government Tier 2 instructions.

Table reservations should be made in advance and can only be from one household or support bubble.

We are open everyday – 7 days a week: Lunch: 12 – 2 pm (lunch set menu starts from £7.50 ph)

Evening: From 5.30 pm. Last orders will be at 10pm and the restaurant will close at 11 pm.We look forward to seeing our loyal customers again!

New COVID Rules now in place at the Taj Mahal

New rules around social gathering and visiting restaurants came into place yesterday (Thursday 24th September). 

Please be aware of the changes that are now in place when you visit the Taj Mahal either for a sit down meal or for a takeaway.  

EVERYONE coming into the Taj Mahal must wear a mask.  Diners can take off their masks once they are seated.   If collecting a take-away masks must be worn throughout.

EVERYONE coming into the restaurant must use the hand sanitiser supplied.

EVERYONE coming into the restaurant must provide us with their contact details.  If you have downloaded the new NHS Test & Trace app, please scan the Taj Mahal QR code available at the entrance.  If not please  complete the contact form that we provide.  Your details will be stored securely for 21 days and will only be accessed if requested by the NHS Test & Trace Team to respond to any local coronovirus outbreaks.

We advise that everyone books their table or takeaway in advance.

The maximum number for a table booking is 6 this includes children.  We cannot accommodate larger groups over multiple tables

All Taj Mahal staff will now be wearing masks throughout service.

 We look forward to welcoming you and will be doing everything we can to ensure you are safe and most importantly have an enjoyable evening with us.

Eat Out to Help Out

We are pleased to inform you that we shall be taking part in the Government’s Eat-out to Help out Scheme giving 50% off all meals (excluding alcohol) eaten in the restaurant on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout August starting this Monday 3rd August and finishing on Monday 31st.

PLEASE NOTE: Reservations must be made in advance ring 01308 424958

We are also offering a special 2 persons menu during this time:


Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday – August 3rd – 31st 2020

Menu A

Starter Onion Bhajee

Main : Garlic Chilli Chicken, Lamb Rogan, Pilau rice and a nan

£26* for 2

Menu B

Starter: Onion Bhajee

Main: Vegetable Dhansak, Saag Aloo, Pilau rice and a nan

£24* for 2

*50% discount will be given on sit-down meals only (up to £10 per person) excluding alcohol, applied to your bill prior to payment.

Article in Financial Times

The Financial Times have today published an article ‘Pandemic bites into curry night on High Street’

We are very proud of our daughter, Sarah Ali Choudhury, being featured in this article and for giving the Taj Mahal and Bridport a mention!

Feature in Financial Times 25 July 2020