Dhansak takes off at Heathrow He’s the Bombay boy who’s cooked his way into British hearts with his innovative twists to authentic Indian cuisine. Cyrus Todiwala, who graduated from Mumbai’s BK Somani Polytechnic and trained as a chef with the Taj group, has for over a decade so excited the palates of even the curry savvy British that they felt obliged to award him an OBE last year.
His Café Spice Namaste – which he set up 15 years ago with his wife Pervin – is a London landmark and counted amongst the top 100 restaurants of the city. The latest on aapro Cyrus is that he’s been invited to set up a kitchen – it’s even called Mr Todiwala’s Kitchen – at terminal five of Heathrow airport, which is a great idea considering it’s a transit point for almost every Europebound Indian.
Some of the irresistible organic offerings on the menu prepared will be his potato and egg delicacy papeeta puridu, the signature dhansak and his devilishly spicy vindaloo with British pork. It’s all landing at Heathrow next month.