|Indulge in some of London’s finest Indian plant-based food this January, with delicious meal-kit offerings from the iconic The Cinnamon Collection and new delivery brand, Jhakaas, the brainchild of Dayashankar Sharma, executive chef of the critically acclaimed fine-dining Indian restaurant Heritage Dulwich.|
The Cinnamon Collection Vegan Meal Kit
To celebrate Veganuary, Chef Vivek Singh of The Cinnamon Collection has designed a delicious plant-based tasting menu, packed full of flavour and spice.
Delivered nationwide, the generous vegan feast includes starters of Mysore Rassam – South Indian spiced lentil, tomato, and pepper soup – and Bhel Papdi Chaat – Surat special vegan chaat with puffed rice, crisp wheat, tamarind, garlic, chilli, and green chutneys. For the main course, enjoy Grilled Aubergine with sesame tamarind crumble, and Chargrilled Cauliflower with spinach nutmeg sauce – accompanied by sides of Chola dal, and Kerala sunshine rice.
Dessert is certainly not an afterthought, with a chilled Coconut Kheer, served with chargrilled pineapple and stem ginger, with a topping of quinoa crumble.
The kit is £100 for two people, and can be ordered via the website HERE.
| Jhakaas Rajputana Vegan
Located in Brockley Rise, SE London, the new premium Indian delivery, and takeaway brand – Jhakaas – is serving up an indulgent plant-based at home box that will take you and your guest on a gastronomic journey.
Inspired by India’s four major cities – Delhi, Bombay, Kolkata and Chennai, the Rajputana Vegan set meal for two showcases dishes such as Tofu Saag, Lasooni Tadka dal and Kalkatta Bigan Bhaja – shallow fried aubergine – with Champaran beans and baby corn, as well as a selection of indulgent plant-based breads, rices, and chutneys.
The set meal is £40 for two people to share and can be ordered via the website HERE.
And that’s not all, for those that fancy ordering from the a la carte menu, there are also a selection of innovative vegan small plates to choose from. Highlights include wild mushroom kofta (mushroom dumplings, smoked tomato, melon seed gravy), Tofu Saag, (grilled tofu and garlic tempered spinach) and Calcutta Baingan Bhaja, (pan fried spiced aubergine with tangy masala). https://jhakaas.co.uk
|Venturing out for Veganuary? Find some of the most decadent modern-Indian vegan dishes across London with Heritage and The Cinnamon Collection.
Visit Heritage Dulwich for plant-based dishes that are a masterclass in vibrant and interesting flavour combinations, such as Chukandar ka Salad – baby beetroot with assorted oranges and quinoa drizzled with honey and ginger dressing (£7.25); or Baingan Kolhapuri – roasted Aubergine served with spiced kolhapuri masala (£13.75).
To make it the ultimate vegan feast, combine these dishes with sensational sides such as Adaraki Gobhi – cauliflower florets, ginger, dry fenugreek & green chilli (£7.50); Sookhe Aloo – baby potatoes tempered with cumin and fresh coriander; and Tadka Dal (both £7.25).
The Cinnamon Collection
Dine on punchy plates at Cinnamon Kitchen Battersea where under the arches, guests can devour flavoursome baby aubergines in a tamarind sauce (£15); and chargrilled cauliflower served in a delicious spinach and nutmeg dressing (£15).
Sink into the hustle and bustle of Cinnamon Bazaar where sweet and spicy flavours merge to create its signature plant-based samosa chaat (£7.50); and watermelon chaat (£6.50).
Sit amongst the book-lined shelves of The Cinnamon Club whilst feasting on delicious vegan specials such as a sprouted green mung bean pancake served with artichoke potatoes and gunpowder lentils (£9); or snake gourd filled with tamarind glazed vegetables alongside yellow lentils with coconut, available as part of the set lunch menu (2 courses for £25).
Cinnamon Kitchen City, located in a former East India Company spice warehouse, serves the ultimate dessert for those with a sweet tooth – rice kheer served with caramelised pineapple (£6).
The Cinnamon Collection
The Cinnamon Club, Cinnamon Kitchen (City, Battersea), Cinnamon Bazaar