Payne & Gunter launch menu collection in partnership with Dipna Anand
We are delighted to announce a partnership with culinary star Dipna Anand. This is the second in an exciting new line-up of collaborations with leading lights from the UK restaurant scene.
Dipna, known for her celebrated restaurant Brilliant, and the Brilliant cookery school, has put together vibrant menus inspired by the rich and varied dishes of the Punjab and Northern India.
The award-winning Brilliant – part of ‘Gordon Ramsay’s Best’ on Channel 4 - represents 150 years of catering experience and expertise, with passion and experience having been passed down from grandfather to father, and onto the third generation. Dipna seeks to spread this wealth of knowledge and understanding of Indian cuisine, through the restaurant, the Cookery School, her popular book, ‘Beyond Brilliant’ and now exclusive event menus with Payne & Gunter.
Menus will feature dishes such as a street-food inspired alu papri chaat; a crispy mix of gram flour, chickpeas and potato topped with tamarind sauce and cumin yoghurt, and mains such as mutton biryani; mace and cardamom infused mutton stewed slowly with fragrant basmati rice, flavoured with rose and mint.
The secret of my success is dedication, passion and determination – as well as a continuing love affair with Indian cooking and a can-do attitude, truly inspiring me to carry on cooking. Through this exciting collaboration with Payne & Gunter, I can bring the fantastic dishes I grew up with to a wider audience.
Alu Papri Chaat
A North Indian Street food classic with crispy gram flour snack, spiced potato and chickpea layered with tamarind sauce and cumin yoghurt
Achari Chicken Tikka
Tender boneless chicken thigh steeped in a pickled spice marinade with yoghurt and garlic, roasted to perfection and finished with fresh chopped coriander leaves
Minty Yoghurt Chutney
Mace and Cardamom infused mutton stewed slowly with fragrant Basmati Rice, flavoured with Rose and Mint
A mixed seasonal vegetable Biryani slow cooked with Basmati Rice, spiced with cumin, fennel and cloves, finished with Rose. Served with Greek Yoghurt and Mango and Fennel Pickle
Gajar Ka Halwa
Warm Caramelised carrots with pistachios and almonds
A rich creamy rice pudding topped with dried fruits