hosted by Humayun Hussain
Cookery Book Author
Great Taste Award Winner
A Modern Indian Vegetarian
Arranged & Hosted by
Food and Hospitality Consultant
Thursday 2nd November 2017
7pm – 9.30pm
One of the most renowned and prolific cookery book authors in the UK today, award-winning writer and practitioner, Mridula Baljekar has written well over 25 books on Indian cuisine. Born in Assam, in North East India, her book Great Indian Feasts was awarded the accolade of the ‘Best Asian Cookbook in the World, in 2005, by the prestigious Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, whilst the same awards authority awarded her book The Complete Indian Regional Cookbook was given the prize of ‘Best in the World’, in 2013. Mridula has often appeared on TV and radio both here in the UK and in India, including having done her own series ‘Mridula’s Indian Kitchen‘ and the highly acclaimed ‘Spice Trail’. She has been a consultant to restaurants, worked with Schwartz, the spice manufacturing company and even catered for 10 Downing Street! In addition, Mridula has sat as a judge for various awards panels and holds popular cookery demonstrations. She has a her own brand of the Great Taste Award winning chutneys and sauces Mridula’s Kitchen and in August this year launched the hardback edition of her book The Complete Indian Regional Cookbook.
Signed copies of Mridula’s The Complete Indian Regional Cookbook will be available exclusively at a specially reduced rate of £15 (reduced from £20), at the supperclub event for diners to purchase.
Longtime former food and hospitality journalist turned consultant in the same field, Humayun Hussain has a high-profile and a very well-respected standing in the food and restaurant sector. He has contributed extensively in the national media ranging from The Guardian and The Financial Times, Evening Standard and many others to being an Inspector for the AA Restaurant Guide. He has also made various TV appearances, twice with super-chef Gordon Ramsay. In addition, Humayun has been a panel judge for various awards shows and events. Humayun is regarded as one of the foremost and knowledgeable authorities on Indian food and restaurants in the UK. This has led Humayun to forge extensive working relationships with the UK’s top Indian chefs with whom he holds supperclubs and offer high-end, catering and events. A member of the prestigious Guild of Food Writers, Humayun continues to offer a 360 food and restaurant consultancy service to clients and is in the early stages of planning his own modern Indian restaurant with a projected opening in 2018.
Tomato & Coconut Shot
Adapted from a South Indian recipe. Rich, creamy & tangy with a hint of chilli.
From the Royal kitchens of Delhi, the sweet & sour pomegranate juice is combined with spinach, Basmati rice & spices.
A popular starter from Hyderabad in South India, a melt-in-the-mouth spiced vegetable parcel made with a yogurt-based, home-made pastry. Stuffed with onion, chilli, green peas, coconut & walnut. Served with Mridula’s own Mridula’s Kitchen branded tomato chutney.
Roasted Makhana (lotus bud) Malai curry
Richly nutritious lotus buds, almonds & chestnut mushrooms in a creamy saffron sauce.
A Persian-influenced dish, with spiced grated paneer (Indian cheese), mild cheddar cheese & beaten egg sandwiched between paper-thin flat bread, griddle cooked.
Chunks of fresh tomatoes cooked with mustard seeds, jaggery & chilli, topped with roasted pistachio nuts
Small cauliflower florets stir-fried with mustard, cumin, curry leaves & red chilli flakes with a sprinkling of desiccated coconut.
Turmeric & Cashew Nut Rice
Palak Paratha (Spinach flat bread)
Matcha green tea mousse, served with seasonal fruit & whipped cream
Beetroot & orange halwa, served with cardamom cream & orange segments
First Flush Darjeeling
*Please note that this is not a BYO dinner event. Drinks can be purchased from the bar.
For further information about this event please contact Humayun Hussain on 07780006797 or email firstname.lastname@example.org