Gunpowder is a home-style Indian Kitchen in Spitalfields, London. Its menu takes inspiration from family recipes, and the vibrant,confident flavours of home cooking. Within a few short months of opening it was awarded a Bib Gourmand and named the 18th Best Restaurant in London on Time Out’s Top 100 Restaurants in London List 2016 and the top Indian restaurant overall in both 2016 and 2017.
The famous gunpowder spice mix is a heady blend of pulses and spices, including chilli, curry leaves and asafoetida. It is a fitting title for this exciting collection of recipes from the founders of the hugely respected restaurant of the same name. In this beautiful book, complete with stunning photography, Harneet, Devina and Nirmal have managed to capture the bustle and flavours of their childhoods in Kolkata, and the intricacy of true homestyle dishes from across India. From Maa's Kashmiri Lamb Chops (which have garnered outstanding reviews from many restaurant critics) to Wild Rabbit Pulao, these exceptional recipes are impressively authentic, yet given a modern twist. Throughout the book, the authors share personal anecdotes about their recipes and give handy cheats to make things easier for the home cook, including time-saving tips and alternative ingredients. With chapters covering Soups & Small Plates, Sides, Meats, Fish, Slow Cooking and Desserts, Gunpowder is the perfect opportunity to create some of these widely admired dishes in your own home.
Praise for Gunpowder:
'It's like a younger, more street-smart brother of Gymkhana. . . Damn, this kitchen really knows its stuff.' Tom Parker-Bowles, The Mail on Sunday
'Utterly delicious. An exhilarating dive into the exuberance and generosity of the subcontinent. Gunpowder is fast, fiery fierce – it’s pure dynamite.' Guardian
**** Time Out
'Some of the best Indian cooking in London.' Harper's Bazaar
'Nirmal Save serves some of the best Indian food I ate in 2015.' The Telegraph
'This book contains all of the family recipes which have made the restaurants so popular, including the chutney cheese sandwich and maa’s Kashmiri lamb chops. Far more than curries, the book offers recipes for bhuna aubergine and crispy kale salad through to party-friendly kadhi paneer parcels.' The Independent, 20 Best New Cookbooks of 2018