Darjeeling Express

Darjeeling Express started as a dinner for 12 guests at home, serving Indian food lovingly cooked from family recipes that go back to generations.

The food is a true homage to our founder Asma’s royal Mughlai ancestry and the busy streets of Calcutta, where she grew up. What results is a lovely mélange of street food like papri chaat and royal recipes like lamb dum biryani, that take you on a journey from Calcutta in the east of India to Hyderabad in the south.

Asma Kahn’s Keema Paneer Pulao Recipe

Food here is served the way Indian food is meant to be eaten – platters of dishes boasting texture and flavours which complement each other, encouraging you to gather and share in the style of the traditional ‘daawat’ (feast).

An all-women team of housewives runs the kitchen at Darjeeling Express, and have been doing so from day one. What you will taste is home-style food, cooked with passion and the aim to nourish your body and soul.

Darjeeling Express Covent Garden
Dareeling Express Deli Covent Garden (1)

Darjeeling At Home

Get the one of the critcally acclaimed chef's dishes to your home.

The traditional Chicken Biryani is one of Asma’s most treasured recipes. This gorgeous dish has been perfected and handed down to her by family cooks. For generations, the Biryani has been the centrepiece of celebratory meals and family gatherings.

Darjeeling are offering their Chicken Biryani exclusively in partnership with Big Night.

Orders available for delivery and collection via pre-booked timeslots. (Order cut-off 48hrs before)

→ Order yours here