Packaged up with a giant purple sparkly bow, the Christmas inspired Indian afternoon tea arrived looking like Santa had arrived early via Ru Paul’s Drag Race.
The savoury nibbles were plentiful. There was a punchy Bombay mix, delicious herby miniature Yorkshire puddings, a turkey samosa that was seriously tasty, crisp all-the-trimmings pakoras, moreish meaty three bird kebab and winning mini masala roast potatoes all with a yogurt mint dip, stuffing mix, cranberry chutney and a spicy gravy. There were no instructions in the package, but as we didn’t eat it straight away we warmed everything in the oven to crisp up except the accompanying sauces and Bombay mix.
Sweet treats included mini mince pies, festive pistachio and cranberry cookies, Baileys barfi which was a bit like a smooth truffle and our favourite, Terry’s chocolate orange cheesecake. Mulled wine tea tasted like Christmas in a cup as well as masala chai and masala coffee chai which didn’t go down quite so well.
The whole thing felt like a real stress-free tasty treat which the little people and big loved equally. There was more than enough for four people and we would definitely recommend if you’re looking for something a bit different in the run up to Christmas or beyond – online orders run up until New Year’s Eve. Yes, there’s turkey involved, but not in its usual festive form, so there’s no danger of turkey overload. Veggie and vegan versions are available too.