Demo Kitchen September residency: Indian Summer

Running every Thursday in the Market Hall, Borough Market’s Demonstration Kitchen residencies focus on a particular theme each month. This month: Indian Summer

It's been such an incredible summer of sun that we can't bare to see it go. That's why we've decided to stretch out the fun even longer with an Indian Summer themed residency at the Demo Kitchen in September. 

Every Thursday throughout the month, a different chef will join us, representing dishes from a specific region of India. 

For more details on the chefs, dates and menus, see below. Demos are free to attend with tasters, cooking tips and recipe cards to take home; so come and join us!

Thursday 6th September - 1-2.30pm
Monisha Bharadwaj - South India
Award winning author, food historian and a food writer Monisha runs an Indian cookery school in West London. Here she will be cooking dishes from South India including: 

- Lemon Rice
- Salmon Moilee
- Chicken Chettinad
- Green peas thoran
- Ginger Raita

Thursday 13th September - 1-2.30pm
Sumayya Usmani - Pakistani cuisine
Born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan, Sumayya Usmani is an internationally published food writer, author and cookery teacher, who is recognised by BBC Good Food as the UK’s ‘go-to’ expert for Pakistani cuisine. Based in Glasgow and London, Sumayya is passionate about the rich culinary heritage of Pakistan, and her writing and teaching are devoted to sharing those distinct flavours and exploring the cultures and traditions that have influenced them. In 2016 this became the subject matter of her memoir cookbook 'Summers under the Tamarind Tree’

Thursday 20th September - 1-2.30pm
Asma Khan - Royal Mughlai dishes
When Asma moved to the UK in 1991, she did not even know how to boil an egg. In 1993, she traveled back to her ancestral kitchens and, over time, learned recipes that had been in her family for four generations. After finishing her doctorate in British constitutional law in 2012, Asma decided to follow her heart and open a food business. Asma started Darjeeling Express as a supper club run out of her home, which has become a now highly acclaimed restaurant which she runs with a female brigade.

Thursday 27th September - 1-2.30pm
Saliha Mahmood Ahmed - Kashmiri/Indo-Persian 
2017 MasterChef winner Saliha impressed the judges with her Indo-Persion style of cooking. Food was a big part of her childhood where she was heavily influenced by the Kashmiri style cooking of her maternal grandmother and mother.