DINE AT HOME THIS DIWALI
It’s Diwali this weekend, which means fireworks, colour and family celebrations – it’s the brightest of India’s many festivals and loved by Indians everywhere. It is also a celebration of good triumphing over evil, something we need to reflect on all with all that is going on in the world!
DLUXE DINING CORRESPONDENT ANITA CHAMPANERI SHARES HER FAVOURITE PLACES TO ENJOY A FAN INDIAN FEAST….
Fancy trying something different for Diwali? Check out Mowgli’s vegan menu, the Hindu Kitchen. With great sounding dishes such as Holy Chow – a Vegan showstopper of Spiced chickpea, potato, spinach, fresh ginger & mango served in a loaf; Tea Steeped Chickpeas – Chickpeas simmered in a rich Darjeeling spiced tomato & spinach sauce and Green Ginger & Rhubarb Dahl – Tangy & sweet green mung lentils simmered with cumin, ginger & rhubarb. All sounds fabulous!
Dishoom has been busy creating a full course of special dishes to celebrate Diwali, but unfortunately, we will have to get them delivered. But do not fear, the vibrant flavours of Ras Malai – pistachio, almond, saffron and cardamom – will certainly not be dulled by the delivery, making your Diwali weekend in lockdown as special as it can be.
Inspired by the authentic flavours of Mumbai, SKVP serves vegetarian street food from all over India. This Diwali, you can enjoy everything from vada pav, paneer and chaat bombs, to samosas and idli, or opt for their curry corner lunch deal for just £6.95, and savour the tastes of paneer makhanwala, dhal makhani and bhindi chana.
Paying tribute to street food culture and honouring the authentic flavours of Punjab, Indico Street Kitchen is offering their vibrant dishes for delivery. And, with great offers meaning you can get a starter, 2 curries and 2 sides for just £20, there’s no reason to let lockdown dull your Diwali celebrations!
The bold flavours and colourful menus of Tamatanga stretch far and wide, including an elaborate vegan menu which you can delivered to your door. The vegan menu has plenty of great choices, including tarka daal – a staple in every Indian household at mealtimes, with the simplicity of cumin and garlic transforming these yellow lentils from dull to delicious. Pair with the chickpea curry that’s jam packed with fibre and protein in a rich tomato sauce, or choose the bangin’ baigan for an aubergine curry, with a healthy kick of garlic and cumin.
Finally, Diwali isn’t complete without sweet treats. Check out the brand new independent Indian Snob, who have made their unique mark on Indian Afternoon Tea, serving imaginative creations like Biscoff Barfi and Chai Cookies. So, satisfy your sweet tooth with their Diwali gift box, and enjoy 5 Barfi and a Diwali candle for just £14.95!