DISHOOM: FROM BOMBAY with love is an eccentric and charming cookery book, with over 100 recipes for the Bombay comfort food and drink that we love.
Through the course of the pages, 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.
Read it, and find yourself replete with stories and recipes to share with all who come to your table.
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.
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.
A love letter to Bombay told through food and stories, including their legendary black daal.
There are few cookbooks that immerse you in their subject so thoroughly and so lovingly as Dishoom. Part travel guide, part history, part food manual, this reads like a personal diary with a stonking recipe collection as a bonus.
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.
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. It's a gorgeous thing.
Bravo for the perfect cookbook: great recipes that really work, witty and friendly words, but also beautiful design and evocative, story-telling photography.
It’s as good as any travel book, if not better, packed with elegantly written anecdotes, history and reminiscence. A love letter to Bombay, and a delectable one at that.
A lovingly put together guide packed full of stories… A book for both the coffee table and the kitchen.
A beautiful book that will transport your palate straight to the Irani cafés of Bombay.
It’s simply a beautiful, hefty thing to have in your home, fragrant with stories of the Parsi cafes dotted across Bombay and a narrative that’ll have you greedily racing towards the end like a pulp fiction novella.
Dishoom is as stunning an object as it is informative a cookbook... Filled with stunning photography by Haarala Hamilton and evocative stories, [it] is at once a love letter to Bombay and its cuisine, and an in-depth tutorial on bringing a slice of the city into your home.
At the consent of her Majesty's Treasury, we have minted a Dishoom currency. Each coin is worth ten pounds sterling and can be used to settle all or part of the bearer’s bill at Dishoom.Find out more