Keys to the Bombay kitchen
To the launch of Dishoom’s cookery book From Bombay with Love and a frank confession from executive chef Naved Nasir. While co-founders Shamil and Kavi Thakrar raved about the encyclopaedic compilation of everything that makes Dishoom, Nasir lamented giving away the keys to the kitchen, including the restaurant’s signature black daal and bacon naan roll.
“It’s difficult to give away your hard-earned recipes,” he told those assembled at the launch. “And I’m upset about it. We’ve given away everything in the kitchen. There are no secrets. Even our chilli jam, which I’m most upset about. There are 100 recipes, some of which have been handed down through generations.”
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