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The Dishoom Cookery Book

Shamil Thakrar, Kavi Thakrar & Naved Nasir

A cookery book that is also a glorious love letter to Bombay, and a tribute to the history of its uniquely inspired cuisine.

At long last, Dishoom share the secrets to their much sought-after Bombay comfort food in this eccentric and charming book. It takes you on a day-long culinary tour of south Bombay. 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.

This beautiful cookery book and its equally beautiful photography will transport you to Dishoom’s most treasured corners of an eccentric and charming Bombay.

Read it, and you might just discover an irresistible urge to travel to Bombay.

Shortlisted for Waterstones Book of the Year, 2019
Shortlisted for the James Beard Awards 2020
Shortlisted for The British Book Awards 2020
Shortlisted for The Guild of Food Writers First Book Award 2020

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