This summer, family-run Curry Mile charcoal pit Mughli set social media alight with their first ever collaboration when they created an incredible burger with Almost Famous.
The special limited edition burger consisted of a double juicy cheeseburger topped with wonderdusted tater tots and Mughli spiced tandoori chicken – charred, spicy, tangy – drenched with signature Mughli butter chicken sauce and crispy bhaji fried onions.
And now Mughli, one of our favourite spots for Indian soul food, is doing it again.
This time it’s all about pizza. And not just any pizza.
Honest Crust, based in Altrincham Market, Mackie Mayor and the brand new Macclesfield Picturedrome, does some of the best Neapolitan wood-fired pizzas in Manchester – and in fact, the whole of the UK.
Now, they’re about to break one of their long-standing rules.
“We don’t do chicken” they proudly proclaim over their pitch in Altrincham’s Market House. But no Mughli collab would ever be the same without its world-renowned, rich and creamy butter chicken.
The ‘Forgive me Napoletana, for I have sinned’ combines Honest Crust’s signature sourdough base and house-milled passata sauce, made from tomatoes imported directly from Italy, with Mughli’s smoky tandoori chicken and fresh mozzarella.
It’s finished with a garlic, lemon and fenugreek olive oil and aleppo chilli ‘gunpowder’.
“This will be the first and last time we put chicken on one of our pizzas. We wouldn’t want to do it for anyone else,” says the otherwise Neopolitan-purist, Richard Carver from Honest Crust, after the smoky tandoori chicken drew in the curiosity and approval of the HC team and crowd during its test-run.
The fact that it only took one take sealed the deal.
And if you just can’t bring yourself to have chicken on a pizza, there’s a vegetarian option, too.
The ‘Mughli Malai’ is fresher and lighter, says Mughli’s Haz Arshad.
A house Cimi di Rapa broccoli puree kick-starts proceedings with smoky mozzarella and charred Malai-broccoli stems, dotted with Mughli’s Malai sauce, toasted almonds and finished, again, with the aromatic fenugreek oil and aleppa chilli ‘gunpowder’.
You’ll have to be quick, though.
Both pizzas are available for one week only, 12th-17th November, from Honest Crust’s Mackie Mayor kitchen. Mughli will be dropping off supplies (conveniently in time for lunch) each day – but once they’re gone, they’re gone.