Babur: Celebrating 39 Years of Sensational Spice

In celebration of its 39th anniversary, award-winning and critically acclaimed Indian restaurant Babur is inviting diners to be its guests for a vibrant, spice-fuelled, Maharashtrian start to summer!

Every year, the family-run, 2AA Rosette-awarded restaurant celebrates its birthday in inimitable style; taking diners on a flavour-fuelled tasting tour of a new region of India, that all begins with one big Bollywood-infused party!

From 6:30pm on Wednesday 17th July, Babur’s talented Head Chef Jiwan Lal serving up a 5-course tasting menu spanning the length and breadth of Maharashtra. Expertly paired wines will accompany each course and Bollywood Vibes dance group will ensure it’s one showstopper of a birthday celebration!

The rest of the summer will see diners able to forge their own flavourful path through India’s third largest state courtesy of the Maharashtra menu which captures iconic regional dishes that are innate to the palm-fringed beaches, bustling cosmopolitan cities, and lofty, cool, green mountains.

The state’s capital city of Mumbai is a good place to start, delivering one of the most famous Maharashtra dishes, Vada Pav. Babur serves the satiating combination of spiced purple potato, deep fried and placed in a charcoal brioche with mint sauce and pickled onion. Or head to the city of Solapur for Fish Koliwada (Koliwada meaning ‘a fisherman’s colony’); a simple, satisfying dish of fried fish served with  kaanda kairi chutney. Meanwhile, Teesryachi Amti (clam with drumstick and plain dosa) gives a Neptunian taste of the seashore district of Sindhudurg.

The journey continues with mains including: a CKP Mutton Curry from the city of Parbhani;

and traditional Maharashtrian Silver Pomfret Rassa curry with mango and fresh coconut indicative of Nagpur. Vegan-friendly Bharli Vangi – authentic stuffed brinjal (aubergine) with fluffy sabudana khichdi and black truffle oil – represents the ancient holy city of Nashik on the banks of the river Godavari; whilst coriander and spinach gram flour cake alu Vadi patra with Maharashtrian Kadhi sauce, is reminiscent of the street food enjoyed in Pune.

Finally dessert has to be port city Ratnagiri’s chilled Aamras Gola; a refreshing kulfi made from the pulp of ripe mangos with chia seeds, Gond Katira, and Bombay halwa, before you’re deposited back – sated and sans air miles – in the realms of South London.   

Early booking is advised for Babur’s 39th anniversary event on Wednesday 17th July which offers 5 courses for £70 per person (or £95 per person with wine pairings). Further details of Babur’s Maharashtra menu can be found on the website

Let the team welcome you aboard the latest expedition, raise a glass and say Happy Birthday to Babur. To book, visit:


119 Brockley Rise

London, SE23 1JP

020 8291 2400


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