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Masterchef finalist Moonira spiced things up in the Northcote kitchen

Posted in on 18th Sep 2018 by Northcote | Leave a comment

Masterchef 2018 finalist Moonira Hinglotwala stepped into the Michelin star Northcote kitchen for a one-off sellout evening.

The five course feast included some of the elements Moonira cooked on the BBC show, including her Indian Scotch Eggs, which Critic Tom Parker Bowles heaped praise on during the tv cooking competition.

Moonira’s dishes offered a different dimension of dining; very different in style to the dishes that usually come out of the Northcote kitchen from Lisa and the team, but incredibly tasty and full of flavour. The pharmacist and mother of two spent the day prepping her dishes with Executive Chef Lisa and the kitchen brigade before serving up the creations to guests.

Moonira said she had an unforgettable time: “What an amazing experience! It was a long day but the food went down a treat. Thank you to my family and all the lovely people I got to meet! A big thank you to Lisa Goodwin-Allen and all of the kitchen team for allowing me to take over their kitchens. It was lovely to see so many faces. An amazing experience with lovely feedback!”

Moonira’s Menu

Glass of Quartet Brut, Roederer Estate, California, NV or Elderflower Punch & Canapés on arrival
Murgui Naastoh (Medley of Chicken)
Aloo Gobi (Cauliflower and Potato)
Gosht Haleem (Lamb and Barley Stew)
Nargisi Kofta Ne Akhni Pulao (Indian Scotch Eggs)
Quails Egg & Spiced Rice
Gaah Halwoh
Saffron & Vanilla Panna Cotta
Tea or Coffee from Exchange Coffee Clitheroe with Gulab Jamun

Moonira returns to Northcote on 17th & 18th October to host two cookery school days, where students will learn how to cook a selection of snacks and three course meal. The price of the full day tuition with Moonira costs £220 and includes a two course lunch in restaurant and a glass of wine, morning coffee with a light breakfast, afternoon Cream Tea and all the food you have prepped to take home with an information pack.

Learn more about Moonira’s Northcote Cookery Schools

Lancashire Telegraph story


Food images by Nicola Morley
Event images by Allen Markey

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