Darjeeling Express–Asma Khan Cooks

I met Asma Khan online a few short months ago. It’s always a pleasure chatting about food to someone as enthusiastic, friendly and knowledgable, as Asma. When she needed some advice on how to bottle her Indian chutneys and pickles, I was able to help, having learned how to do this myself only a few ... Read more »

Cinnamon Club, Westminster

I’ve just learned that Cinnamon Club opened at around the same time that we launched Mamta’s Kitchen, in spring 2001. This surprised me, as the head chef Vivek Singh and the restaurant have such strong reputations, I assumed it had been around much longer. Cinnamon Club was conceived by owner Iqbal Wahhab, who dreamed of ... Read more »

Cinnamon Soho Sunday Brunch

Having had an excellent vegetarian meal at sister restaurant Cinnamon Kitchen recently, Cinnamon Soho seemed a good choice when my sister and I were looking for somewhere nice to take our pescetarian mum for a celebratory meal. We needed somewhere that would cater for a late lunch, and were pleased that Cinnamon Soho offer a ... Read more »


Another day another visit to another Indian restaurant in Soho! This time it’s the turn of Imli, which describes itself as offering a “funky, relaxed setting” and claims its speciality as “authentic Indian street food“, served “‘tapas-style’ for sharing“. I shudder a little when the word tapas is used outside of Spanish tapas joints, though ... Read more »

Mamta’s Kitchen Classes 2012

Last year, we ran a few classes to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Mamta’s Kitchen. We’ve just noticed the site has recently passed the 10,000,000 hits mark and this has nudged us into scheduling some more dates, as we’ve been promising for a while. Dates: Sunday 5th August Saturday 8th September Time: 11.30 am to ... Read more »

Bukhara London Popup

A few weeks ago, I won dinner for two at the Bukhara popup. Much like it’s real home in Delhi, the popup version was located within a posh hotel, this time in Knightsbridge. Head chef Manjit Gill came over to London to oversee the popup himself and three special tandoori oven were installed for the ... Read more »

Cinnamon Kitchen’s Special Vegetarian Menu for National Vegetarian Week

This week is National Vegetarian Week (21st – 27th May). The idea is to promote inspirational vegetarian food and raise awareness of the benefits of a meat-free lifestyle. Whilst one does occasionally come across the odd vegetarians who seems to subsist on little more than beans on toast, cheese and chips, I am sure most ... Read more »