Dhabas are roadside restaurants in India but think the opposite of Little Chef!
Food served in dhabas is wholesome and full of rustic flavour. We’ll be serving traditional Indian food representing the cuisines from the top to the bottom of India. Dave learned Indian cookery in Calcutta and has been cooking it for the over 15 years. It will be different, but with some similarities in name, to anything you’ve had in the typically Bangladeshi style curry house in the UK. All the spices are roasted and hand ground and all the dishes will be prepared fresh on the day.
To start - appetisers will be from South India - Beetroot/Coconut Samosa, Vada’s and Idlis (indian Dumplings) with Sweet and spicy chutneys.
Then we move to the Northern Indian states with three curries shared on the table served with homemade Chapati’s, the staple accompaniment to curry in Northern India - Kashmiri Lamb Rogan Josh (lamb in red sauce with ‘dark’ spices in red sauce, Rajasthani Bingham ka Bharta (smoked aubergine curry), Punjabi Paneer Palak (spinach and panner curry).
Then the famous Hyderbadi Chicken ‘Dum’ Biriyani from the royal Mughal courts in the central state of Andra Pradesh cooked in cardamon, cream and saffron.
Then chai and indian sweets to finish.
To confirm - there will be plenty of vegetarian options.
Tickets from Dave Rawlinson on 07533 539415 or at Croftlands, opposite Richard Johnstone's house !