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BIG BUTTERY INDIAN BRUNCH
25 March 11.30-14.00, Hove (address will be given after booking) to book, click here
“Without butter there is no taste” ancient proverb
Master class and Brunch by Deccan Tiffin and Brighton “Knob” Butter
Butter and butter-fats have gone from being seen as a major health risk to an important part of a healthy diet. In Indian cuisines these fats were traditionally used as a cooking medium and an enhancement to bring out the taste of certain foods. Likewise, in baking, butter is the cornerstone for many traditional British recipes. We would like to bring you a menu that celebrates these gorgeous fats and also give you an overview of their properties.
Master Class (15 mins)
Butter is a beautiful and ancient fat made from cows cream or milk. The butter Helen make’s is 100% from the milk of Sussex grass-fed cows. The butter is nutritionally excellent with vitamins A, D, E & K, which support good overall health. Hair, skin, bones, vision and the immune system all benefit from these vitamins in our diets. Helen’s focus is on local, simple butter that tastes good and does you good!
Ghee, also known as clarified butter is the fat extracted from butter through a process of heating. Priya will talk you through its properties and uses. She uses it in a wide variety of savoury and sweet dishes, some of which you will be tasting. According to Ayurveda ghee has multiple health benefits and it is usually found in Indian homes. Ghee is an important source of anti-inflammatory Omega-3s, especially in vegetarian diets.
Butter is used here as a flavour transporter and the recipes have been carefully chosen so they are not too rich!
Indian Breads served with cultured butter, to be eaten with all the courses
Methi Parantha (with fenugreek leaves), Besan Roti (with gram flour), Plain parantha
Chhachh, a drink on the side
Savoury buttermilk with ginger, cumin, coriander, black salt and green chillies
Ande Ki Bhurji (paneer option available)
A spicy and tangy scrambled egg/paneer preparation in butter
A morning curry of slow cooked lamb in a rich sauce with fennel, garam masala and ghee
Dahi ke Aloo (veg)
Potatoes in a yoghurt sauce with nigella, green coriander and ghee
Heeng Zeera Daal (veg)
Tur daal (Pigeon pea) tempered with ghee, asafoetida, chilli and cumin
Cakes with Tea/Coffee
Ginger Chai with Rose and Cardamom Victoria Sponge
“Old Delhi” 24 February 2018
DIWALI MAHARANI SUPPERCLUB, 28 OCTOBER, HOVE
LATE SUMMER MAHARANI SUPPERCLUB, 9 SEPTEMBER, HOVE
This was our largest ever supperclub at home. We had to lay on extra seating and expand into another room. Testimonials will be uploaded soon!
SMALL PLATES FROM INDIA 29 APRIL, CAFE PLENTY, BRIGHTON.
It was a great night at Cafe Plenty. Read the review by Gary @Scoffers here
Memories of Old Delhi Saturday 8 April
“Excellent event Priya. Great food, great company, made some new friends and had some great tasting experiences! Thank you for a super evening!”, Jeff Haynes, Brighton.
“Lovely evening at Polygon pop-up last night. Delightful venue and Priya’s Indian food tasty and delicately spiced. Enjoyed every mouthful and particularly appreciated the background she gave to each dish and her visits to every table to check all was OK.”, Sonia Marsh, Hove.
“I had friends who dined with you last night, who are particularly knowledgeable and well travelled with Indian food, and they loved it. They say your lamb cutlets were ‘to die for’.”, Lel, Tabl Support Team.
“Moira and I went to the Supperclub on the 21st of June and were delighted with a superb 5 course meal and pleasant company. The food was a subcontinent away from the standard fare served up in your local Indian restaurant and as each course arrived, our host Priya explained the origins of the dish and other interesting information about the herbs and spices that were used. We are definitely looking forward to the next Supperclub.”, Richard Vahrman, Hove.
“Priya’s knowledge and passion for food from different regions of India guarantee an interesting menu. Every course is a delight, as Priya describes the history and background of each carefully chosen dish. And of course every dish has been lovingly and expertly created from the best fresh ingredients – Priya prepares every thing herself from scratch. You will have an evening of good conversation and gastronomic delight – I highly recommend it.” Sheila Brookes, Hove.
“The care and attention to detail that went into the food and ambience were outstanding. All the dishes were delicious. I particularly enjoyed the green mango, tamarind and mint cocktail that we were welcomed with and the rich and complex spice mix that accompanied the idli and coconut chutney. The fish biriani, pigeon pea and tomato dal and chunky cucumber salad together made an exquisite main course.”, Guest, Brighton.
“I had a superb time. The atmosphere of Priya’s massive, mysterious and unconventional Victorian house is magical. The welcome drink adds a sophisticated touch. By sharing the table with other people you’ll have made new friends by the end of the evening. The food is good and the quick blurb about it Priya gives wets your appetite. I wish I had more money to go more often but alas you pay for good things in life! Don’t miss the experience.”, Roberta Piazza, Brighton.
“Deccan Tiffin’s Maharani supper club was fantastic. Excellent, gourmet food, a million miles from the usual British curry. Probably the best meal we’ve had this year (including Michelin starred cuisine).”, Mark, Hove.
“This Goan feast was a performance of tastes, textures and colours, playing off each other, and making even the best Indian restaurants seem predictable. A series of small dishes, including deceptively elegant Goan beach and street foods, led up to the mains that showed off all the best features of Indian cooking.” Gordon, Lewes.
Great turnout for the “Goan” Maharani Supperclub on Saturday the 16th of May. The pork Vindaloo was popular and I had a very happy group of guests overall. So satisfying to hear positive feedback, especially when you have been on your feet all day. Makes it all worthwhile.
“This was an exceptional experience and we were privileged to be trying Indian dishes of the very highest pedigree”
– Andrew Kay, Food Critic, reviewing the Awadhi Supperclub.
For a review of the first Maharani supperclub please follow these links – click here to see Andrew Kay’s review in the Brighton Latest magazine (page 21). Click here to see a review on RosemaryandPorkbelly’s food blog.