hosted by August Indian Supper Club
We welcome you to the launch event of August Supper Club at our Eest London home. Sisters and best friends, we are Menaka and Meghna and we offer an East Indian Bihari meal cooked in our kitchen, served to you in our living room.
In India if you go to someone's house and are served food in stainless steel dishes then it means that you're considered a part of the family. At August Indian Supper Club, stainless steel dishes is our way of making you feel at home!
Cooking and meal times in India for years were used as an opportunity for community building. It is our aspiration to use August Supper Club as a modern day opportunity to build a 'foodie' community.
Our menu will consist of over a dozen dishes, some that are family recipes with stories behind them, and some that are age old classics. You can be sure of an intimate dinner party experience, in a homely environment, enjoying a beautifully crafted menu and delicious food!
- Nimbu Paani
Fresh lime sweetened drink; a must in this warm weather
- Chicken Kebab (nv)
A kitchen experiment that went right for Menaka, involving diced chicken kebabs, marinated in yogurt, garlic, almond and onion
- Paneer Goli
Vegetarian kebab made of cottage cheese (paneer) and flavoured with ginger, lemon and coriander … simply!
- Matar Chaat
Spicy ‘street food’ treat made with dried peas, served with crispy and delicious flaky biscuit
- Meat Istu (nv)
Not just any lamb curry … this is August Supper Club lamb curry! Also known as meat istu (stew) by its ardent bihari fans! This is what keep Menaka’s dinner guests coming back for more.
- Lauki Kofta (vegetarian main)
Dumplings made of bottle guard (a longer, lighter version of corgette), served in an onion and tomato based curry
- Gobhi Musallam
Menaka’s and Meghna’s mother’s specialty, this dish has been lovingly mastered by Meghna. It is a whole cauliflower gone fancy!
- Daal Palak
A wholesome and tasty lentil dish, with spinach adding an unforgettable accent!
- Aloo Posta
A potato preparation perfected by Meghna, which is special because of just one unique ingredient – toasted poppy seeds.
- Bengan Chokha
This roasted aubergine dish is a simple, cooling accompaniment for almost any Bihari meal.
- Moong and Cucumber Salad
Sprouted moong beans served with finely chopped cucumber, lightly flavoured with an August Supper Club original salad dressing.
- Pyaz Tamatar Raita with Tarka
Yogurt served with fine chopped onions and tomatoes, and a crackling flavour of mustard seeds and sesame.
- Sattu Paratha
Sattu – the food of horses and men, and in this age of global supply chain, still only available in Bihar! Sattu is flour made of roasted gram; it is a super food and super delicious when stuffed inside parathas.
And of course there is rice as well … steamed rice with just a drop of ghee!
- Bihari hari chautney
Coriander chutney, made the Bihari way!
- Bihari tamatar chutney
A must have at all Bihari meals – a tomato based sweet and sour chutney!
- Maal pua
Deep fried banana pancakes, flavoured with cinnamon and cloves, and served with a thickened yogurt accompaniment. A sweet dish served during the festival of holi … we love it all year round!