What’s on the menu?
Check out some of the dishes you could be feasting on next Friday… Inspired by Anshu’s heirloom family recipes from Mumbai and made with love.
Rumba in the Kachumba
We’re serving up this energy-packed little number to put some Spring in your step. We start with a Corn, Spring Onion and Coconut Curry with a Mumbai chopped Kachumber (salad) of Kale, Wheatberries, Radish and crispy Black-eyed Beans, dressed with a deliciously fragrant Coriander, Green Chilli and Dill Sauce. To really make a sweet occasion of your Friday night we’ve also got a Bengali celebration dal called Cholar Dal, with Cinnamon, Raisins and Coconut.
Goa Vinda Jaya Jaya
Contrary to popular British opinion, a proper Vindaloo isn't supposed to blow your bloody doors off. Our Saag Aloo Vindaloo boasts big flavour but it’s a slow-cooked, slow burn of a warmly spiced dish with sweet and sour notes, with Fried Potatoes (a nod to the Portuguese in Goa) and Spinach for freshness. To complement the Full Moon Party vibe we’ve added our mild and creamy Goan Tomato and Curry Leaf Dal. Serve it up with our top-shelf Beachside Bhel mix of Chickpeas, Puffed Rice, Crispy Sev Noodles and some bangin’ Psy Trance.
Do the Dhab
If you feel like doing a little Friday Night Freedom dance then we’re not stopping you. Dish No.1 – our classic Muttar Paneer – is made just like at the ‘dhabas’ – roadside cafés that are as much part of Punjabi culture as Bhangra and pimped up weddings. You won’t have to jump in any automobiles to feast on this Dabba though – arriving on your doorstep will also be a savoury Roasted Cumin and Red Chilli Dal with Golden Fried Garlic. Our top dish is a top-drawer Rainbow Carrot and Moolie Salad with Lime Pickle Yoghurt and Black Onion Seeds.
Karma Korma Warma
This is comfort food, Indian style. This wonderfully warming combo of Peas Paneer Jalfrezi and Sweet Potato Korma will tingle your taste buds with its spiciness. Mop up your moreish Kaali Dal with our handmade Rotis and splash out on a nice bottle of Chenin Blanc to balance your karma.
Allergen info: Peas, Paneer Jalfrezi contains lactose & soya. Sweet Potato Korma contains lactose, mustard, nuts & soya. Black Dal Makhani contains lactose & soya.
Although we’d happily make a pilgrimage for this dish, it will DabbaDrop-in on your doorstep in time for dinner. Magic! This particular Gunpowder Gobi recipe does something to cauliflower that only your taste buds will fully understand. Mix in a spicy Tomato and Aubergine Curry with Lime and Chilli Dal and you've got yourself a sensory spiritual experience. Gunpowder Guru is one of our 100% vegan DabbaDrop menus.
Allergen info: Gunpowder Gobi contains mustard & soya. Tomato & Aubergine Curry contains mustard, soya & sulphates. Lime & Chilli Tuvar Dal contains mustard, soya & sulphates.
The Chaat’s Pyjamas
Sweet, tart and tangy, this to-die-for Potato and Pomegranate dish is flavoured by Chaat Masala, the rock’n’roll blend of tangy, salty and sour spices that transforms any ingredient into a ‘Chaat’ – a typically enticing Indian street snack. Our toasty, spicy warm Chana Masala and homely Mung Dal will warm you up like your favourite pair of pyjamas. And The Chaat’s Pyjamas 100% vegan too!
Allergen info: Aloo Anardana Chaat contains soya. Chana Masala contains mustard & soya. Green Mung Dal contains mustard & soya.
Pappu Don’t Preach
No preaching necessary – this yummy veggie menu is your Friday reward for a week of early starts, deadlines, kids and everything life can throw. Chickpea sundal is a gorgeous savoury dish topped off with delicious coconut. We also rustle up tasty potatoes with tangy green peppers and an array of aromatic spices, and finish off with a very special dal recipe that balances tangy lemon with the earthy comfort of a dal and the fiery kick of Indian spice. Pappu Don’t preach is 100% vegan too!
Allergen info: Chickpea Sundal with Coconut contains mustard, soya & sulphates. Mirch Aur Aloo Ka Salan contains mustard, nuts, peanuts, soya & sulphates. Lemony Pappu contains mustard, soya & sulphates.
Let thy food be thy medicine, dal-ing. All our menus are chock-full of nutritious ingredients and none more so than this Ayurvedic ace. Our healing Pumpkin Turmeric Stew is a delicious immune-boosting dish that’ll ensure you’re developing your superpowers while everyone else is catching a cold. You’ll taste the rainbow with Cabbage and Carrot Thoran, colourfully complemented by a Beetroot Sambhar Dal – as beautifully tangy as it is good for you. This Dabba menu is also 100% vegan.
Allergen info: Pumpkin Turmeric Stew contains mustard, soya & sulphates. Cabbage & Carrot Thoran contains mustard, nuts, peanuts & soya. Beetroot Sambhar Dal contains lupin, mustard & soya.
The titans of turmeric and tahini have combined to create a vegan supersauce! It’s spicy, it’s creamy and its dizzying vibrance could (possibly) save the world. Enjoy it over equally super broccoli while eyeing your Carrot Mor Kuzhambu, a very simple and yummy Indian festival favourite with a wonderfully satisfying and creamy curry. Our nourishing Mung Dal is transported to even higher planes by subtle jabs of star anise. Yet another Ayurveda-approved menu to start your weekend off with a POW!
Allergen info: Turmeric & Sesame Broccoli contains nuts, sesame & soya. Carrot Mor Kuzhambu contains lactose, mustard, soya & sulphates. Mung Dal with Star Anise contains mustard, soya & sulphates.
Do we do a Vegan DabbaDrop subscription?
Yup, we do. Three of our yummy Dabba menus are naturally vegan so we’ve created a 1 DabbaDrop a month subscription just for all our plant-powered DabbaDroppers.