Dishoom has launched a new home meal kit – what’s it like?

Dishoom's Home Feast has everything you need to prepare a spread of grills, curries, breads, sides and pudding in little more than 30 minutes
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One of our favourite meal kits during lockdown was Dishoom’s bacon naan kit.

Now, you can get your Bombay comfort food fix any time of day, as they’ve launched Dishoom Home Feast – a brand-new meal kit containing a generous selection of Dishoom’s most-loved dishes for at-home enjoyment. 

A carefully balanced selection of veg and non-veg dishes make it an excellent choice for meat-eaters or mixed households, providing a plentiful meal for two to four diners.

The kit comes complete with all the ingredients and know-how to prepare a bountiful spread of grills, curries, breads, sides, and pudding in little more than half an hour. 

We tried one to see what you get, and how easy it is.

What’s in the Dishoom Home Feast kit?

An ample feast for two to three people (that can easily serve four if you add a little rice), the kit contains everything needed to create a selection of Dishoom’s best-loved dishes in the comfort of  your own kitchen.

Kababs come pre-marinated, ready to skewer and grill.

There’s a lamb sheekh kabab,  the minced lamb marinated in green chilli, coriander and cumin; and murgh malai, which sees pieces of chicken thigh meat steeped in garlic, ginger, coriander and a little cream.

There are also pouches of mattar paneer, a vegetarian curry with rich tomato base, sweet peas and paneer, and Dishoom’s signature house black daal, plus three tawa roti dough balls and a tub of Dishoom butter to make the breads.

You’ll also find ingredients for light and crunchy bhel, including a dry mix and chutney, plus whole fresh cucumber, tomatoes and onion for kachumber, as well as lime and fresh coriander for the final touches. 

To finish it’s gulkand mess, Dishoom’s take on a classic Eton mess, so you get strawberries, meringue, cream, gulkand and rose syrup, as well as a bottled mango lassi containing yoghurt and sweet fresh mango pulp. 

The kit also contains reusable meat skewers for grilling, a bespoke tea towel for wrapping roti, incense sticks for the full Dishoom experience, and plenty of kabab masala spice mix for future use.

You can also choose to add a bottle of matching wine at an additional cost.

How easy is it?

 

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Easy to-follow instructions are included, along with links to a series of handy video tutorials from Dishoom’s executive chef, Naved Nasir – we recommend taking a look before you get started.

There’s also a list of the equipment you need, so you’re ready to start: a deep baking try lined with foil, a large saucepan, two clean tea towels, a chopping board and sharp knife, scissors, a rolling pin, a spatula, a large frying pan, and a mixing bowl and spoon – plus two warmed bowls and a warmed plate and two additional bowls to serve it all.

You start with the kacumber. The onion needs finely slicing then covering with cold water while you slice the cucumber, dice the tomatoes, mix it all together with chopped coriander and salt, and dress with lime once ready to serve.

The accompanying curries need simply to be warmed through – just place the pouches in a large saucepan of hot water and let them sit on a low heat while you prepare everything else.

The kababs are slightly trickier, but a lot of fun. First, you need to pre-heat the grill, then carefully thread the ready-marinated chicken pieces onto the skewers provided and place on the lined tray.

The sheekh kababs require a bit more technique – it’s worth watching the accompanying video for tips – and then the prepped kababs go under the grill to sizzle while you cook the breads.

Heat a dry frying pan over a low heat, flour a surface and the dough balls, which should now be at room temperature, then you’re ready to roll.

Once the kababs are almost done, turn up the heat in the frying pan, then follow the instructions to cook the roti, turning and flipping until they’re soft and puffy with dark spots. Use the tea towel to wrap the cooked rotis, which you rub with Dishoom butter and fold.

Ingredients for light and crunchy bhel just need tossing together, and the dessert is a simple assembly job.

It’s a great kit, and really does feel like you’re achieving Dishoom quality dishes in your own kitchen.

How much is the kit?

Kits are priced at £60 (excluding delivery) and are available for nominated day delivery to most addresses nationwide (excluding Highlands, Islands, and some parts of Scotland). 

You can add a 750ml bottle of Int3gral3 Frizzante Bianco for an additional £20 – a lively and refreshing white wine by an organic producer, with gentle fizz, notes of white flowers and a dry grapefruit bite.

For every kit sold, Dishoom will donate a meal to their long-term charity partner,  Akshaya Patra, an organisation that provides nutritious free meals to school children in India.  

You can place your order via the Dishoom Store: store.dishoom.comAnd if you want to try more Dishoom recipes at home, you can check out their beautiful cookbook.

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