Diwali charity banquet at Cinnamon Kitchen

Main dining area at Cinnamon Kitchen restaurant

On Sunday 14 November, six of the UK’s best Indian chefs are teaming up to prepare a five-course Diwali banquet in aid of international humanitarian organisation Action Against Hunger

Held at Cinnamon Kitchen, the banquet coincides with Diwali, which is popularly known as the festival of lights and is celebrated in Hinduism, Sikhism and Jainism as symbolic of good triumphing over evil. Chef-patron Vivek Singh will be joined by Alfred Prasad of Tamarind, Navin Bhatia of Dockmaster’s House, Jitin Joshi of Benares and Anirudh Arora of Moti Mahal, while Singh’s Cinnamon Kitchen colleague Abdul Yaseen will start the night by providing pre-dinner canapés and cocktails. The full menu is listed below.

All proceeds from the evening will go to Action Against Hunger, an international humanitarian organisation committed to ending child hunger.

The event begins at 6pm are tickets priced at £85. For more information visit diwali-banquet.tk. To book, call Lizzie Charles on 020 8853 7570 or email e.charles@aahuk.org.

Pre-dinner canapés and cocktails, by Abdul Yaseen
Saffron pistachio kofta with a pomegranate-flavoured aubergine sandwich, by Navin Bhatia
Pan-fried cakes of crab and tiger prawns with lime leaf and ginger wrapped in a banana leaf, accompanied by baked soufflé of masala fish, by Anirudh Arora
Trio of duck – confit duck terrine with pickling spices, seared duck liver with kadhai mushrooms, duck pie, by Jitin Joshi
Tandoori rack of lamb with saffron sauce, served with anise pilau, by Vivek Singh
White chocolate and strawberry mousse, and carrot fudge with raisins and pistachio, by Alfred Prasad