The bacon naan rolls are a god-tier London breakfast.
Few breakfasts inspire the same reverence as Dishoom’s bacon naan roll, unless it be the full English breakfast itself. By virtue of being available in only a handful of places – and usually with an eye-watering queue lying between you and it – the bacon naan roll has acquired almost mythic significance in the breakfast scene (especially since they doubled up on it last year), and it’s one of many pleasures we’ve been denied during the lockdown. That’s about to change, however, as Dishoom will, for the first-time, equip you with the knowledge and the ingredients to make them at home! (Featured image: @dishoom)
Not only is it the first time the bacon naan rolls are heading outside of the restaurant, it’s also Dishoom’s first ever at-home cookery kit, which makes this Kind Of A Big Deal. From tomorrow (Thursday June 18), you’ll be able to order the kit to your door, with enough ingredients to make two bacon naan rolls. Each kit contains three naan doughballs (the spare is there for “experimentation”, Dishoom says), smoked streaky bacon from Ramsay of Carluke, Dishoom’s signature tomato-chilli jam, cream cheese, and fresh coriander. They also include loose leaf Darjeeling tea and chai spices to create the restaurant’s addictive Masala Chai – because honestly, what’s breakfast without tea?
Nervous cooks can rest assured that full instructions are included, and there’s an online video that’ll be able to walk you through each step. Better still, Dishoom will celebrate every bacon naan roll kit bought by donating a meal to their long-term charity partner, Magic Breakfast, who provide nutritious meals to kids who might otherwise go hungry. Initially, you’ll need to be a neighbour of Dishoom branches in Kings Cross, Kensington, and Shoreditch to order the kits, with a limited number available for same-day delivery at 3pm each afternoon. They’ll cost £16, and you can order them here – fingers crossed they’ll be expanding the delivery radius soon, because I desperately need to get my hands on some!
Also published on Medium.