Event news: A Modern Biryani Feast, 3 October

Saurav Nath Modern Biryani Feast supperclub pop up

Bonkers about biryani? Then this is an Indian supperclub you must not miss. Michelin-trained chef Saurav Nath is hosting a belt-busting feast at West London restaurant Chakra, celebrating the rice-based dish in all its glory – and incarnations. And it doesn’t stop there; this multi-course menu features everything from starters to sweetmeats.

The man behind the pans knows his stuff, having honed his skills first at India’s renowned Taj hotel group then in the UK at three-AA-Rosette-winning Three Monkeys; Atul Kocchar’s Michelin-starred Benares; Michelin-starred Gymkhana; and East London hip-spot Inito. Currently you’ll find Saurav at Tapasya @ Marina in Hull – or, just as likely, tucking into a big old bowl of biryani…

Saurav Nath chef Indian food Benares Gymkhana

The menu

Fennel nimbu pani


Shrimp jhal muri – puffed rice with seafood and spices


Dahi bhalla – Dumplings in yogurt with papads, chutneys and crispy sev


Seviyan chicken biryani – Vermicelli with chicken,  tamarind-glazed quail tikka, apple & chilli raita & beetroot chutney


Kachhe machhali ki biryani – Banana leaf-wrapped parcels of wild rice and mackerel with prawn raita


Cucumber ice


Lucknowi dum biryani  – Layered Himalayan basmati rice with lamb, cucumber raita & aloo mutter curry


Nectarine rice pudding, gulab jamun and rice pudding foam


Mint & ginger chai

  • Saurav Nath’s Biryani supperclub takes place at 7pm on 3 October at Chakra, 33C Holland Street, London W8 4LX
  • Tickets cost £35pp. To book, call 020 7229 2115  or email reservations@chakra.restaurant.com
  • To read an interview with biryani queen Asma Khan of Darjeeling Express. click here
  • To read hot tips for cooking rice, click here
  • To read about (almost) every Indian rice-based dish, click here



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