Kulcha Jugalbandi at Michelin starred Jamavar

Chef Surender Mohan, Culinary Director Jamavar London
Chef Surender Mohan, Culinary Director Jamavar London

Indian Kulcha has large fan following across the globe. Keeping its popularity on high agenda, Samyukta Nair Co-Founder of Jamavar has decided to take it to the next level. In a unique and innovative concept, she has roped in five globally renowned chefs as a guest chef to be a part of Kulcha collaboration (Jugalbandi) along with Chef Surender Mohan, Culinary director, Jamavar London.

The Kulcha Jugalbandi is commenced on January 22nd and will culminate with a grand-finale on Sunday 25th February, 2018.Each of the guest chefs have created their own unique filling for the kulcha, in homage to this versatile Indian staple. The collaboration will run as a weekly special on the menu throughout the month. Five renowned chefs who are part of collaboration include Claude Bosi, Aggi Sverrisson, Sat Bains, Robin Gill and Judy Joo.

Michelin starred Jamavar restaurant at Mayfair London
Michelin starred Jamavar restaurant at Mayfair London

The jugalbandi has begun, Chef Founder of Michelin starred Texture, Agnar Sverrisson, has taken to the stage in week one. He showcased his take on the kulcha with a filling of goat shoulder, olive oil and skyr yoghurt dressing, topped with a rye crumb. It would be followed by two Michelin starred Claude Bosi of Bibendum. Kulchas in the third week are courtesy of two Michelin star holder, Sat Bains, before Robin Gill of The Dairy serves up his special of ‘nduja, pecorino and cavolo nero pesto in week four.  To conclude, Judy Joo brings guests her Korean lamb flatbread, filled with pulled lamb, pickled jalapenos, shiitake mushrooms, cheese and Jinjuu’s famous kimchi, served with cooling yogurt and kimchi salsa.

The collaboration will culminate in the grand-finale on Sunday 25th February, a one-off ticketed dinner, where all of the limited edition kulchas will be served alongside a 7-course wine pairing menu, designed by Chef Surender. As Founding Chef of Jamavar’s first restaurant, and having been with the group since 2001, leading subsequent restaurant openings across India as part of The Leela Hotel Group, Surender’s menu celebrates Jamavar classics including Old Delhi Butter Chicken, Lamb Nihari and Jamavar Dal.

What: Kulcha collaboration

Where: Jamavar – Michellin Starred, Mayfair London

When: Sunday 25th February

On offer: a 7-course meal, with a wine pairing included.

Timings: Doors will open at 6pm.

Price: Tickets will be £95pp – plus service charge.

Terms: Payment to be made in advance.

Tickets can be reserved by emailing info@jamavarrestaurants.com

Or  calling 0207 499 1800 – Payment to be made in advance.


About Jamavar

Jamavar London is the first outpost outside of India, jointly headed by Dinesh and his daughter Samyutka. She has brought the essence of the palaces to Mayfair with an effusive design, rooted in intricate detail, offset with colonial flourishes and patterns of Jamavar shawls, hand cut marquetry and accents of brass and mother of pearl throughout the dining room and bar. Jamavar was born from a love of the regional dishes of the Northern and Southern states, as well as recipes passed down from the matriarch of the Nair family and namesake of the hotel chain; Leela Nair. It is founded by Dinesh Nair as part of The Leela Palaces, Hotels & Resorts, a group of luxury hotels.

Author: Sitaram Mewati

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