New date for March 2015
I was fortunate enough to visit and work in Kerela many years ago and enjoyed helping the local children raise their artistic and creative skills. Whilst visiting the villages I was lucky enough to sample some wonderful dishes and particular masala dosa which was my favourite dish. Using this trip as my inspiration I will create a three course meal which will take you to the backwater and hills of Kerala and give you a taste of the spice of India.
Friday 20th March 7pm 2015 - March Supper Club
Theme: Food from Southern India – Book Early to avoid missing out – Cost £37.50
A welcome drink, canapés and a southern Indian inspired dishes from Sambal dhal, a vegetable thoran coconut and curry based curries and chutney to suit. Rice with a southern Indian twist will accompany the meal and a bread to suit. More information about the menu will be released shortly. Very exciting.
Mini poppadums with spiced tomato and onion relish. Kachori, a deep fried parcel with spicy pea filling. New Recipe Chicken Tikka cooked with maple syrup accompanied by yoghurt.
Thali, Masala fried pork with coconut, or Aubergine and Potato Curry. Exciting Mixed vegetable curry. Banana Fritter. Accompanied by, Sambaro Salad, Lemon Rice, Sambal dhal (spiced vegetables). Majority of the ingredients are locally sources, such as the oil used is from the Bath Harvest.
Bini’s Mocha Chocolate Cake infused with Star Anise, served with ice cream.
After an amazing first supper club I have a new date for the next supper club in January 2015.
Friday 23rd January 2015 - A Traditional Gujarati Thali
7pm arrival for 7.30pm sitting, Dress code Informal / Relaxed. – Cost £35
Venue – Wells way, West Harptree, Haprtree Hill. BS40 6EJ
Bini will welcome you with a drink and canapés on arrival, followed by a thali dish which consists of a tasty starter, mains meat and vegetarian option, side dish of a warming crunchy sambaro salad, fragrant rice and award winning Gujarati toor dhal. No thali is complete without chutney or two. An Indian inspired pudding will also be served with this meal.
Friday 21st November 2014 - When Somerset meets India – Fully Booked.
7pm arrival for 7.30pm sitting, Dress code Informal / Relaxed. – £30
Venue – Wells way, West Harptree, Haprtree Hill. BS40 6EJ
The 4 courses will take you to India and explore the region of the Gujarat with an occasional western twist. You will be sampling some tasty treats that are full of flavour and will spice up your taste buds. The menu is as follows:
Mini vegetable bhajya blinis with a relish and savoury & Profiteroles with an Indian twist. The light vegetarian dishes will explore the flavours and textures of the region.
Spicy chicken wings and Bateta vara (spiced potato ball) and a chutney to suit. The tasty snack is a family favourite and is not shy of using a range of spices to take you onto your next culinary ourney. The unique flavours, textures and colours will bring you the vibrancy of what India has to offer.
Lamb and aubergine curry, cumin rice, mint and yoghurt chutney and an onion relish cider naan bread.
This is a rich deep combination taste wonderful with the oaky undertones of the black cardamom and bitter sweet flavours of the rice and yoghurt have allowed the spices to absorb into the meat. Its a wonderful combination with succulent tender lamb pieces. A great winter warming dish.
Vegetarian option will be served a sweet pepper and paneer curry (Instead of the lamb)- this creamy curry with a sweet pepper and chunks of paneer are truly tasty with the accompaniments. Its has a mild heat but spicy notes allow you to develop a warmth on its own.
An Indian inspired sweet dish
20th July 2013 - Celebrate Somerset Lifestyle, Food and Drink
We had another successful event that showcased lifestyle, food and drink found in Somerset. We had 38 food lovers who wanted to learn about Indian Food, of course taste the local cider and try their hand at clay shooting. It was a wonderful event that brought together skills and knowledge from experts who are passionate about their work. The afternoon began with all the guests having tuition on how to shoot clays from Chris from Country Sports South West click here and there was a lot of competitiveness between everyone. The starters were also handed out – spicy rabbit and pork meat balls, and Gujarati Dokra with tamarind chutney to suit.
Richard from Thatchers Cider then followed on by talking through 5 ciders that I felt best suited my food. There was a lot of tasting and discussions throughout but a favourite of mine Thatchers Vintage went down a storm click here.
It was my turn to showcase the food from the Gujarat and with my trusted helpers serving out the dishes I had prepared everyone was able to see how the cider worked with the curry. I had adapted a couple of the dishes using locally produced spelt click here such as the chappatis and pearl spelt instead of rice. I had made a chicken dish that was bbq using my own spice blend, matar paneer, aubergine and potato curry, spelt chappatis, pearl spelt with spiced vegetables and cooling chass. We also had popodoms made by a group of ladies in India and homemade apple and grape chutney.
Whilst the plates were being cleared a traditional sweet I had made was handed out to the guests- Carrot Halwa which finished off a wonderful thali meal
The evening came to an end and leftover takeaways where handed so that everyone can enjoy the dishes at home again.
It was a successful event and everyone enjoyed the relaxed pace and atmosphere. The sunlight disappeared and there was a lot of cleaning up to do. I thoroughly enjoyed watching the guests enjoy the food I had prepared and many thanks were given to both Chris and Richard for their support.
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- What a lovely afternoon and evening – great opportunity to try some shooting, learnt lots about cider I didn’t know, delicious food as always, great company, beautiful location; thank you so much Bini would love to come back next time you do another event – Zita and Colin
- The most wonderful food – Chris and Jon
- Very pleasant evening, enjoying good food and rediscovering the cider, We’re so glad we’ve found you in Clapton. – Sue and Andy
- Thank you for an absolutely super evening, fabulous food with flavours I have never tasted. Jon very much enjoyed his first attempt at shooting. All went smoothly, great entertainment and hospitality. – Laura and Jon
- Great fun thanks. Beautiful home and setting. Really enjoyed starters, company and shooting of course. – Jon and Simi
1st December 2012 – Wine and Curry Night
Thirty two wine lovers came together to learn about matching wine with curry. There were eight wines to try from Red, White, Rose and Champaign.
There were many delicious authentic Gujarati curries to sample alongside the wines, from popodoms made from a group of women in the Gujarat, pickles, samosas, ‘No’ butter chicken, chickpea curry, slow cooked lamb and tiger prawn, rice, dhal to name a few. It was a great opportunity to try various dishes with the wines.
The event featured in the following magazines and journals: