A nurturing presence, neatly packed lunches, and homes that exude warmth – radiating from the walls and from the person within. In uncertain times, we look to the motherly figures in our lives for gentle guidance, affection and life’s most important lessons.
For those looking to show gratitude this Mother’s Day, new curiosities have appeared on the Dishoom Store. We hope to impart a little inspiration as we share gifts to guarantee warm smiles.
For the keenest of cooks – Dishoom Culinary Hamper
Tempting aromas wafting through the hallway, wildly coloured spices and the hum of happy people as they get stuck into their pot. Consider the first-class Dishoom Culinary Hamper for the mum who loves to cook. Find all manner of café favourites to hone cookery skills.
For the busy-minded mum – Home Comforts Hamper
Even the busiest of matriarchs need a moment of peace. Uplift moods and allow her to be spoilt with a grand selection of our finest calming provisions, including our signature Dishoom Incense and House Chai Tin. All housed in a striking blue hamper.
For the host who does the most – Dishoom Crockery Set for Two
There are certain people who take joy in the act of hosting. Delight in creating spaces where laughter echoes off the walls and a feeling of home lingers in the air – settling with the aromas of home-cooked sustenance. Add interest to Mum's next tablescape with a collection of wares for all occasions and fill the table with our floral pattern – speckled with hidden café motifs.
For the mum who’s earned a lie-in – Naan Roll Kits with Dishoom Plates
A breakfast in bed is a treat rarely afforded in busy schedules. Make merry on this special day by welcoming the morning with a crackle of bacon and the gentle rise of fresh naans in the oven. You can elevate the much-loved Naan Roll Kits by serving on two of our finest Dishoom Plates. Choose between hearty Bacon or Vegan Sausage Naan Rolls and look on with glee as your creations shine on our captivating chintz pattern.
For the mum who enjoys sweet aromas – Dishoom Incense Box
The familiar scent of signature Dishoom Incense is an ideal way for busy mums to start the day or wind down for the night. Evoke the sense of calm with our gift selection of incense (as used in our café), with matches and a Dishoom-designed wooden holder.
For the mum who can handle the heat – Dishoom Cookery Book and Masala Dabba Tote
It is quite a skill to cook something from scratch. With the Dishoom Cookery and Masala Dabba set, we share the sought-after secrets to our classic dishes, along with a quick-start collection of spices. Perfect for creating Bombay comfort food at home.
For the mum who seemingly has everything - Dishoom Gift Coins
Each coin is worth ten pounds sterling to be used at any Dishoom café. Minted at the consent of His Majesty’s Treasury and held in a little cloth bag for safe keeping. E-vouchers are also available for instant delivery.
For other small delights
There is something for all tastes available by way of the Dishoom Store. From toast-worthy cocktails and delectable chutneys to our brand new collection of Dishoom Crockery. All persons may be satisfied.
Meal kits may be ordered with nominated day delivery, and key dates are filling fast, so make haste. The cut off for Naan Roll Kits is midday, two days before your desired delivery date, and for Feast Kits, midday, three days before. Kindly note, delivery may be made up until 10pm on your chosen day, so we suggest selecting the day before you plan on enjoying them.
For everything else, allow 3-5 working days for delivery. If your loved one is further afield, please do allow 10 days for international delivery.
With February comes a gladdening of spirits, lighter morning skies and discernibly louder birdsong. It is also the month to bid farewell to our winter cocoons (at least partially) and tune back into the world beyond our blankets. Allow us to ease the de-hibernation process, by sharing some of the things piquing our interest this month.
“Who wants to see some magic?” Chef Arun calls out. He flings the rolled out dough into the air, sending it soaring above the counter. It spins and twists, a graceful dancer in the air. The children watch its arc, their eyes wide with wonder, until it lands gently back in the chef's hands. The children shriek in delight.
January is a most divisive month. For some it heralds the hopeful turning over of new leaves; for others it is a month to trudge begrudgingly through towards the promise of spring. Whichever camp you find yourself in, we have plentiful diversions to share. See them as the cherry atop your already gleeful January cake, or a welcome distraction while you await winter’s end.
I AM HERE, dear reader, slovenly and slouched, staring into my drink at the end of the bar in our new restaurant in Battersea. My mind is still down and out, sifting around in the dregs of ’23 but of course it knows that I should really straighten my back, raise my chin and look squarely up into the cold new light of ’24. My drink – Choti’s Punch – clear and strong, sweet with a little salt, may help.