The English Indian
Being accepted as a trader into Digbeth Dining Club is no easy feat. The organisers – James and Jack – are inundated with traders wanting a pitch and The English Indian (the lovely Anna and James) were concerned that their application would get lost. Emails, tweets and FB messages were getting them nowhere. “All we wanted was for the two of them to taste our food” says James. “Finally, Jack said he was in attendance the following Friday and we should go and meet him. We went armed with camping stove, pans and ingredients, spoke to a lovely trader who allowed us to perch behind her gazebo, and we cooked up our Kati rolls. We presented these to Jack and his colleagues, which they all devoured, and the rest, they say is ‘history’.” Their menu for the Central heat of the British Street Food Awards?
Fish & Chips English Indian Style
Fresh Pakora Battered Cod, Chat Masala Seasoned Chips, Madras Chip Shop Curry Sauce, Fresh Mint & Chilli Garden Mushy Peas, dressed with Lime, Coriander & Red Onion
Halloumi & Chips English Indian Style
Spiced Pakora Battered Halloumi, Chat Masala Seasoned Chips, Madras Chip Shop Curry Sauce, Fresh Mint & Chilli Garden Mushy Peas, dressed with Sweet Chilli Jam, Coriander & Red Onion
Chicken & Chips in a basket – English Indian Style
Spicy Fried Chicken 65, Chat Masala Seasoned Chips, Jaipur Coleslaw, Curried baked beans, dressed with Lemon & Coriander