TO dine at Dhoom is to spoil your senses with rich cuisine and hospitality.

The jewel in Dunfermline’s culinary crown, this Indian ‘streatery’ is no stranger to acclaim and no guest is treated like a stranger.

Dhoom’s owner, Dhaneshwar Prasad, used to walk nine miles to school in northern India as a child; in a village with no electricity and no roads.

His dream was to open a restaurant of his own one day and serve people ‘healthy and tasty’ food, and offer the best possible service to guests.

Prasad’s dream has been realised. His journey and Dhoom’s success is a story Scotland’s newest city should be shouting to all.

His humble beginnings are now evident with the restaurant’s generosity of spirit, both in its portions and in the staff who put you at ease from your first footstep to your last.

On the night of this review, several members of the New Row-based team expertly guided our own team of seven through the ‘Delhi 6’ taster menu, detailing each dish’s origins and flavours.

With budgets being cut across the country, the thought of spending heavily on a night out at a restaurant can be considered daunting, but for £22.95 per person, this sumptuous taster menu will not have you wasting your money.

Prasad and his team travelled all over India perfecting this street food from across the nation’s different regions, and the starters arrive on your plate one after another: treat after treat.

To satisfy a tableful of journalists is one challenge, but to stun them into silence with food is another.

After a seasonal appetizer, the tour of India commenced with six starters featuring different meats, spices and veg. From the Chili Garlic Fish - a popular dish from Majnu Ka Tila: white fish marinated with fresh ginger garlic paste, green chili, lemon juice, black pepper tossed in a hot garlic sauce - to the Dohara Seekh Kebab: a dual combination of lamb and chicken mince kebab from purani Delhi - they all hit the spot.

You are in need of a breather by the time each of the six dishes are sampled and savoured, and the menu itself states it is time for a ‘wee rest’.

Dhoom’s charm is that this break from food is, in fact, more food: a palate cleanser from the streets of Delhi and its sweet Mango taste tees you up for the main course.

For those of you who want to play it safe while ordering, there’s a Home-Style Chicken Curry and Paneer Butter Masala as two of your six options, while the more adventurous may opt for the Delhi Fish Masala or the Junglee Maans. The Vegetable Tak-A-Tak and Goat Meat Masala complete the offerings.

As someone who has frequented Dhoom in recent months, this recent visit was another chance to enjoy the Delhi Fish Masala and, once again, the taste was sharp and the texture perfect.

These compliments could easily be attributed to any of the other options chosen by colleagues on this night, as not one complaint or flaw could be found. In contrast, the plaudits were endless.

In addition, all the main courses are served with rice, Indian bread and delicious Masala chips. To remind you, this all costs £22.95. There is also an overflowing list of beers, spirits and house cocktails to wash it all down.

With taste and value as generous as this, it is no surprise Dhoom was crowned Restaurant of the Year at the 2022 Scottish Curry Awards finals earlier this year; an honour that joins accolades such as: Scotland’s Inspiring Restaurant of the Year 2021 and Best Indian Restaurant in the Scottish Curry Awards 2019.

Dhaneshwar Prasad’s dream has become a reality and if Dunfermline is to succeed as a city and attract visitors from across the country and beyond, following in Prasad and Dhoom’s footsteps is a path worth taking.

Visit: Dhoom, 19-21 New Row, Dunfermline KY12 7EA

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