Welcome to our biggest and brightest Diwali yet. We are so pleased to come together in all our silken finery to celebrate a first-class evening – by dancing the night away – with you.
Allow piping hot cups of House Chai, and plentiful portions of our moreish chaats to be your companions through this evening. Do make sure you get some early as once it’s gone, it’s gone.
House Chai:— All things nice: warming comfort and satisfying spice. Made the traditional way. All who have tried it, swear by it. (V)
Oat Milk Chai:— Warming comfort and satisfying spice. Made with oat milk. (Ve)
Other tipples:— Tipples and teetotal tipples are not included in your ticket. These are, however, available to purchase (aplenty) from the cashless bar.
Dishoom Bhel:— Cold and crunchy, light and lovely. Puffed rice, peanuts and Bombay Mix tossed with fresh pomegranate, tomato, onion, lime, tamarind, mint. (Ve)
Aloo Tikki Chaat:— Spiced potato patties, gently crispy. Topped with cool yoghurt, tamarind chutney, fresh green chutney and pomegranate. (V)
Dahi Bhalla Chaat:— Tender lentil dumplings, sweet yoghurt and tangy chutneys. Chilled for enjoyment. (V)
You would’ve received a food token upon arrival. If you head over to the food stand, you can redeem this against one vegetarian box lovingly curated by our chefs. Food will be available until 9.30pm. Should you have selected a vegan box, you can also collect this at the food stand – please let our team know of your choice. Kindly peruse the menus below:
Jackfruit Biryani:— Sturdy, savoury jackfruit and delicately saffron’d rice, potted and cooked with fresh herbs, barberries and sultanas. (V)
Paneer Makhani:— A cheese with a soft and forgiving nature in a rich, silky makhani sauce. A good and proper curry redolent with spice and flavour. (V)
Cauliflower Moilee:— Coconut milk, golden with turmeric, mingles with aromatic curry leaves, fresh ginger, garlic, spices and cauliflower. A South Indian recipe. (V)
Raita:— Delicate minty yoghurt, cool as a cucumber. (V)
Kesari Kheer:— Rich and creamy rice pudding cooked nicely with milk, and flavoured with saffron and green cardamom. A sprinkling of pistachios and almonds add crunch. (V)
Jackfruit Biryani:— Sturdy, savoury jackfruit and delicately saffron’d rice, potted and cooked with fresh herbs, barberries and sultanas. (Ve)
Chole:— An abiding favourite of Indian families everywhere, originally hailing from the Punjab. Chickpeas sing with high spice and surprise black tea. Much drama but absolute harmony. (Ve)
Cauliflower Moilee:— Coconut milk, golden with turmeric, mingles with aromatic curry leaves, fresh ginger, garlic, spices and cauliflower. A South Indian recipe. (Ve)
Raita:— Delicate minty oat yoghurt. (Ve)
Basmati Kheer:— Silky caramelised basmati rice pudding cooked nicely with vanilla-infused coconut milk, cardamom and cashews. Cooled and layered with blueberry compôte. (Ve)
(V) Suitable for vegetarians | (Ve) Vegan | If you have any food allergies or dietary requirements, please speak to a member of staff.
A stellar line-up of live music, DJ sets and dance performances by truly captivating South Asian talent curated by creative marvel Almass Badat awaits. Almass’ artistic disciplines span music and the visual arts.
Expect a warm welcome from Huddersfield-born broadcaster who will be hosting the evening with her trademark charisma.
Expect a curated, strictly vinyl set of Pakistani Cinema, Kollywood, funk and global sounds to keep you on your toes.
Brothers Harrisan and Anushan Mohanarajah lead a Carnatic-inspired medley of ragas and harmonies embodying the spirit of light with vocalist Denuja Ratnasingham, percussionist Merujan Sharma AKA SR Music, pianist Samuel Amirtharaja & violinist Ramanan Nathan.
Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi dancer Amritha will captivate with a solo performance of 'Maathey – Mother & Goddess'.
This all-women entertainment team from the Midlands weave together a colourful blend of dhol, dance and DJ-ing.
Enjoy show-stopping performances from these trailblazers in London's Cabaret Bollywood dance scene.
Pioneers of the South Asian Underground, DJ Ritu and San-J Sanj will go back-to-back with a legendary set of big hits and dance-floor classics.
Take a moment from dancing the evening away to adorn yourself with delicate and intricate mehendi designs by House of Henna.
Thank you for joining us this evening. We’re truly pleased to be celebrating the Festival of Lights with you.
The Dishoom Team