food for thought wiht Raj Shah
Raj Shah is an independent financial planner with Blue Wealth Capital. A self-confessed foodie, he lives in Crosspool with wife Fiona and young sons Oliver and Alexander, who all follow the Paleo diet.
Are you a cook?
Yes. I won my first cooking competition in Cubs with my mum’s delicious chicken curry. I take my turn cooking for the family two or three times a week.
Any cooking tips?
Coconut oil – don’t underestimate its enormous proven health benefits.
What’s your favourite dish?
A good steak, medium rare with béarnaise sauce, or lamb nihari, a typical Punjabi curry with lamb shank and pungent spices, covered in fried onions.
And a drink to go with it?
With steak an Argentinian malbec. Sweet wine is the ideal companion for curry: a German Gewürztraminer.
Your favourite restaurant in the Sheffield area?
Abdul’s on Ecclesall Road; I always ask for my food authentic ‘Apna’ style.
The Ranmoor Inn or The York in Broomhill.
What’s the worst meal you’ve ever had?
Ambotik shark curry in Goa: it was just floating cartilage.
And the best?
At Michelin-starred Pollen Street Social in Mayfair: a 40th birthday treat. Desserts alone are four courses, including a heavenly fudge made of 15-year-old whisky.
Your favourite TV cook?
What do you think of Sheffield as a place to eat out?
Still a bit ‘chainy’ for my liking. Good to see more independents opening up.