It’s that time of year again, and to make Christmas a cracker you should have only the niftiest gifts on your list. From the finest foods to the sartorially splendid, you’ll find it all in this capsule collection; each item, of course, displaying a distinct, bold and beautiful Indian accent.
Drop a heavy hint that you fancy a cuppa by gifting your favourite tea-maker a set of these delicate drinks holders, then suggesting it’s high time that it was chai time.
This potted collection of potted meats is an edible edit of three of Pratap Chahal’s smash hits; Afghan Potted Beef, Goan Pulled Pork and Bengali Chicken Tikka pate.
Delhish’s Mixed burfi box, from £3
Quality Street can fudge off – this is the greatest gift for any sweet freak. Handmade in Oxfordshire to old traditional recipes, the colours and flavours scream ‘celebration’.
Classic Christmas flavours from a company with its roots in Kerala, where the festival is big business. This sextet of liquid extracts will infuse the whole season with spice.
Mr. Todiwala’s Pickles & chutneys, from £4
Formulated by a very Incredible Spiceman indeed, these condiments compliment anything you slather ’em on. Made with 20 kinds of fruit, the limited edition ‘Fruitylicious’ is a fine choice.
These gooey bean-based brownies are gluten-, refined sugar- and dairy-free, meaning there’s all the more room in each of the sixteen slabs for chocolate-y, caramel-ly goodness.
There’s something both brilliantly British and incredibly Indian about these fragrant, fruity dark chocolate truffles, made without dairy for the purest, cleanest flavour.
A decadent Desi delight, this wicker hamper holds all manner of gourmet goodies from some of the UK’s finest artisans including Dips, Spice Kitchen and Cheeky Food Co.
Not at all authentic but very, very tasty. Similar to those fine, friable French biscuits called crepes dentelle, these diminutive wafers are piped full with spiced-up soft cheese.
The Bromley fine diner specialises in modern-yet-authentic regional fare. In these one-to-one sessions, the chef shares his secrets with a lucky student during three hours of cooking and feasting.
Help the sweetest lil’ laddoo you know decide whether they should eat any more mithai with this helpful flowchart (which almost always delivers a resounding ‘yes!’)
Part of the maker’s Star Lotus series, this pretty pendant takes its inspiration from the blooms Hindu goddess Laksmi holds in her hands, its gold finish denoting auspice.
If Indian-spiced tea is your cup of chai, you’ll love these dainty discs which capture that precise character in chocolate. You can even opt to have a personalised message printed on the box.
Divertimenti Brass spice grinder, from £30.29
Available in three sizes, these brass grinders are every bit as functional as they are ornamental. When not being utilised in the making of masalas, they’ll sit pretty on any shelf.
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