Not long ago, a team of enterprising and energetic Dishoom chef-wallas sauntered into the kitchen and put their heads together. They were musing over how to make breakfast bigger, better, more exciting, more delicious for all.
They’d heard the sweet-breakfast-lovers cry: “where’s the sweetness?” And the non-meat-eaters calling out: “show me the vegan naans.”
After much puzzling, generous sprinklings of ideas turned into tastings which turned into conversations and finally, decisions. It was then we heard: “Arré – we’ve cracked it!” And with that, the first-rate chef team emerged from the kitchen with brand-new breakfast dishes, next-level naans, a veritable array of vegan repast, and our first-ever breakfast-time feasts. Peek below to be tempted.
Make big eyes at the newly-introduced Double Bacon Naan Roll – a mighty step-up from the classic with double the amount of first-rate smoked streaky bacon, crisped and piled high in freshly baked naan, with cream cheese, chilli tomato jam and fresh herbs. Twice the bacon, twice the joy.
Or perhaps you fancy your changes with the Wrestler's Naan Roll – named after Koolar & Co.'s wrestler-sized portoins. Smoked streaky bacon, peppery pork sausages and runny-yolked egg, strongarmed into a really rather large naan, cooked to order in the tandoor. Prepare to grapple with it.
Those sweeter-of-tooth will welcome the Sweet Appam Stack. Thrice-stacked, lightly-frilled appam pancakes topped with creamy shrikhand, fresh berries, toasted coconut flakes and jaggery syrup. A source of great breakfast happiness.
Newest, greenest dishes have also found a welcome home on the breakfast menu. Vegetarians must try Soy Keema Per Eedu: a vegetarian breakfast of fortitude, consisting of spiced soy keema with sali crisp-chips and homemade toasted pau (available with or without egg). Then there’s Vegan Akuri, an eggless version of the Irani café spicy breakfast scramble. And we defy all vegans to resist biting into a Vegan Sausage Naan Roll when the fragrance of freshly-baked naan wafts over them.
You may find yourself throwing a grateful glance towards the chefs when you try the bountiful weekend feasting menu. A delicious span of our most-loved breakfast dishes to make your stomachs sing.
Choose from first-class Sparkling Wine or a classic Bloody Mary (or their non-inebriating counterparts) served alongside generous bowls of fruit, yoghurt and homemade granola. To follow, a platter of sharing naans, Keema Per Eedu or bountiful Akuri, and plentiful helpings of toasted pau. (Please note:- there are also vegetarian and vegan options which include Vegan Sausage Naans, Soy Keema and eggless Akuri.)
During this long, dark month, you may find much-needed comfort in this Pineapple & Black Pepper Crumble recipe. It’s almost too easy to make, and will warm, soothe and satiate. (It can also be made vegan with simple substitutions.) May the vibrant pineapple inspire joyful memories of faraway places and warmer climes!
IN THESE DYING DAYS of ’21 I am here again, dear reader, at the bar in our restaurant in Shoreditch. I am the stubbled and scruffy regular, squinting at the bartender through slightly wonky glasses, brooding over the year gone by.
Christmas is one of our very favourite times of the year, and its jovial spirit is upon us. Lights are twinkling, the scent of mulled wine is wafting through the air and many parties are afoot. Feast in our cafés, join us for an evening of Christmas carols, enjoy your favourite Dishoom delights in the comfort of your home, or allow our Store to cater for your party and gifting needs.
Christmas is fast approaching, but there's still time to decide on gifts for friends, family, neighbours and the like. Fortunately, the Dishoom Store stocks a range of extremely lovely products to suit all manner of recipients (though you may be sorely tempted to keep them for yourself!)