Valentine’s Day is almost upon us. A time to shower deepest affection and kindness onto partners, friends, family (or even yourself!)... So, if you're in search of a suitably thoughtful, slightly barmy gift, the Dishoom Store is brim-ful with eclectic delights to suit all persons and purses – do read on for a little inspiration.
Cookbook Hamper:– Our hamper pairs the best-selling cookery book with an array of top-notch treats including the Dishoom Masala Dabba, a turquoise-blue tote bag, Dishoom Tea Towel, Urad Dal (for House Black Daal, a true labour of love) and Dishoom Chilli Chutney to create the ultimate foodie gift.
Dishoom House Chai:– A lot of love goes into our house chai and you can now give the gift of Dishoom’s signature café blend as a tin or as part of a gift set, featuring two chai glasses and a top-quality tea strainer.
Dishoom Masala Dabba:– For the adventurous cook, this first-class, quick-start collection of twelve top-quality spices and blends presented in a lovely dabba (tin) is a great foundation for mastering Dishoom recipes and Indian cookery.
Feast Kits:– Choose from the Home Feast, centred around best-loved grills, or the vegetarian Biryani Feast, starring a first-rate Jackfruit Biryani. Both are accompanied by a collection of café classics, and, if you so wish, a bottle of very best sparkling wine. Kindly note, kits can arrive anytime before 10pm on your chosen day, so be sure to select the day before you plan on enjoying.
Naan Roll Kits:– A Valentine’s breakfast (in bed – perhaps?) of two hearty bacon, or vegan sausage naan rolls with house chai alongside can be ready in a swift 20 minutes. And top-notch tipples may also be added for those with merrymaking mornings in mind. Don't forget, these are delivered anytime before 10pm on your selected day, so we advise choosing the day ahead of your celebrations.
Dishoom Chutneys:– Delectable Apple Chundo, Tamarind & Date Chutney and Chilli Chutney are perfect to daub, dip or dollop as necessary to uplift all manner of dishes. If you’re not sure which one to pick, the gift set includes all three as well as little stainless-steel spoons and bowls for serving.
Tomato-Chilli Jam:– Add a little spice to your Valentine’s Day breakfast with this esteemed tomato-chilli house jam that has graced our menu since opening. Ideal for breakfast naan roll lovers.
Dishoom Gift Coins:– Each coin is worth ten pounds sterling and signifies the promise of a future romantic supper.
Last-minute gifts:– If you’ve left it a little late, e-vouchers are available for instant delivery as are our moreish chutneys and fiery Tomato-Chilli Jam by way of Deliveroo. The forgetful may be forgiven.
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 2–3 working days for delivery (we suggest ordering ahead of February 8th to ensure timely arrival). If your loved one is further afield please do allow 10 days for international delivery.
As a thirteen year old boy in Delhi with endless energy and appetite, I treasured Sunday mornings. I’d wake up early, jump on my rickety Hero Cycle bicycle and hurriedly pedal five miles to a park close to Shantivan and Raj Ghat. There, me and my friends would set-up makeshift stick stumps and play cricket for hours… or until our minds and bellies turned (inevitably) to food.
The festival of Eid al-Fitr (literally “the Celebration of the Breaking of the Fast”) marks the conclusion of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month where restraint and discipline must be practised.
In India, mealtimes are very much a family affair and everything is shared which makes these cheese-and-pastry twirls perfect for making together this half-term. They’re incredibly easy to make, which make them just right for keeping little hands happily occupied during the holidays.
The culmination of Ramadan will bring with it Chand Raat (the night of the moon), an evening of great excitement and unity. It’s the eventide or moment the first crescent moon of the month is observed, which marks the end of the holiest month of the Islamic calendar, a period of fasting, prayer and reflection, and the start of Eid, the beginning of great festivities.