I started Monday and National Curry Week with attending a supperclub hosted by Tilda Rice, and one of my inspirational cooks, Miss Masala herself – Mallika Basu.
I follow her on instagram and am always inspired by her ways of cooking so it was amazing to be able to try her food.
The venue was this amazing, colourful and most appropriate room in a bar in Notting Hill called The Little Yellow Door.
The menu was a wonderful combination of Indian and Bengali dishes, which I was excited about as I hadn’t tried Bengali dishes before and had almost licked my phone screen everytime Mallika posted photos of her food on Instagram.
After lots of mingling and catching up we were seated and Mallika gave us a little speech about the supperclub and then we had delicious dishes arriving at the table.
The first showstopping dish to arrive was the rice! All rice was the Tilda brand and so delicious. Pictured below is Chicken and vegetable basmati and wild rice pulao.
These prawns were out of this world! They were absolutely divine. They are called Bengali Chingri Malaikari.
For dessert we were spoiled rotten with two dishes. One was Saffron and Cardamom Kheer and the other was Vanilla and rose firni. It was presented in such a pretty way!
I had a wonderful dinner and was amazed by the amount of beautiful dishes and the quality of the rice. I was pleased to get lots of Tilda rice to take home to try and cook with. It has definitely encouraged me to make more rice dishes so watch this space!
For more information on Tilda visit Tilda Rice.
For more about Mallika Basu, food writer and cookbook author and my cooking inspiration, visit: http://www.mallikabasu.com/