At long last, we’re delighted to say that we’ve written the Dishoom cookery book, with over 100 recipes for the Bombay comfort food and drink that we love.
Through the course of this eccentric and charming book you will be taken on a day-long tour of south Bombay, peppered with much eating and drinking. Starting at breakfast, through to lunch, dinner and nightcaps, we share recipes for beloved dishes such as Masala Chai, the Bacon Naan Roll, Black Daal, Okra Fries, Jackfruit Biryani, and Lamb Raan, along with delicious coolers and cocktails.
As you learn to cook the Dishoom menu, you’ll also discover the simple joy of early chai and omelette at Kyani and Co., of dawdling in Horniman Circle on a lazy morning, of eating your fill on Mohammed Ali Road, of strolling on the sands at Chowpatty at sunset or taking the air at Nariman Point at night.
We hope that this beautiful cookery book will transport you to our most treasured corners of Bombay. Read it, and you will find yourself replete with recipes and stories to share with all who come to your table.
It’s called “Dishoom: From Bombay with Love,” and it’s available from all Dishooms. Pop in to any café and ask a kindly server for a copy, and we’ll also gift you a lovely turquoise tote bag to take it home in. Or simply order a copy online.
AWARDS AND NICE WORDS FROM NICE PEOPLE:–
Shortlisted for Waterstones Book of the Year, 2019
“A love letter to Bombay told through food and stories, including their legendary black daal.” – Yotam Ottolenghi
“Like its carefully observed, pitch-perfect restaurants, Dishoom’s cookbook is a feast for all the senses and brings the restaurant’s delicious dishes into the home kitchen. Every page is begging to be pored over and cooked from, each picture leaping from the page with atmosphere and generosity. I know I’m going to cook from this book for years to come and revisit the evocative passages about Mumbai whenever my culinary wanderlust takes hold. It’s a gorgeous thing.” – Rosie Birkett
“There are few cookbooks that immerse you in their subject so thoroughly and so lovingly as Dishoom ‘From Bombay with Love’. Part travel guide, part history, part food manual, this reads like a personal diary with a stonking recipe collection as a bonus. I could eat the Mattar Paneer every week and I probably will, with a Chilli Cheese Toast chaser.” – Lulu Grimes
“So this book is a total delight. The photography, the recipes and above all, the stories. I’ve never read a book that has made me look so longingly at my suitcase.” – Nigel Slater
“The food culture of a city is very important to understand the place. What goes by the name of ‘Bombay food’ is like the city itself – cosmopolitan, colourful and, in many ways, chaotic. Dishoom’s marvelous book pays homage to the city’s own cuisine by not just focusing on the recipes but also the entire culture of eating in Bombay – from the roadside stalls, to the grungy but evocative Irani restaurants that look the same as when they were set up almost a century ago, and the clubs, that seem to be stuck in a bygone era. For anyone who wants to go on a culinary adventure in Bombay, this is the book to use as a guide. It’s a truly immersive experience of a great city that takes its food very seriously. Even I learnt so many things I did not know.” – Sidharth Bhatia
"A gorgeous book that delves into the history and flavours of Mumbai's Irani cafes, so evocative that I can smell the keema pau even before I’ve started cooking. And like Dishoom itself, it’s fun and accessible.” – Xanthe Clay
Coronavirus has blown our world apart, and all Dishooms are currently closed. It feels like the right thing for us to do.
While the restaurants are closed, we offer solace in our cookery book, which is most certainly still available to order. May it bring Dishoom, joy and plenty of Daal to your home. From all of us, with love.