Dindin Kitchen – a newly launched innovative eatery serving great Persian dishes!

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Dindin Kitchen is a new Persian restaurant in Holborn. The restaurant looks bright and airy, but has fairly limited seating; be prepared if you go at the height of the lunchtime rush to take away.

On arrival, we got a friendly greeting from Vida (owner) and she talked us through some of their dishes and gave us a selection of their dishes, drinks (£1.20 – £2) and bakery products (£2-£4 each) to try and experience their new innovative take on Persian dishes. They do a selection of warm wraps (priced around £6.50), rice pots (£2-£3), soups (about £4) and salads (£2-£3).

Whilst we waited for our wraps to be prepared, we sipped on our Belvoir Fruit Farms Organic Lemonade and Lime & Lemongrass Presse – which were both refreshing and just what we needed after a busy day at work.

I had the minced lamb wrap with sumac and would have liked it to be hotter, both in terms of temperature and spicing. I haven’t had Persian food before so I’m not sure if the spice palette is subtler than Indian (which is what I’m used too) or if it has been toned down for Western tastes but I would like to have the option to make it spicier. The wraps are also a bit on the small side, so you will probably need to get a side dish.

However this isn’t a hardship as I really enjoyed the side dishes, saffron rice comes studded with barberries and I loved the fruity sweet sourness against the rice. I also loved the addition of raisins to the cucumber yoghurt dip, I spooned some into my wrap and again the sweetness worked well with the lamb.

Jason found his chicken skewer wrap contained moist chicken pieces with complementing flavours from the saffron and lime and contrast from the yoghurt. However, he did also agree that the size of the wrap was quite small; but with the other sides was more satisfied as a complete meal. He got a tabbouleh salad which had fresh, vibrant flavours and brought the wrap to life; and went well with the Barbari bread (£0.95). Also, the Beef & Tomato rice pot had pleasantly spiced beef and sweetness from the tomato, and quite a few pieces of meat in the pot so good value. However, it could have done with a bit more of a chilli kick to provide that overall balance for the meal.

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Finally, we completed our meal with some Rinkoff Crodoughs (£3.95 each) of Apple Crumble and Salted Caramel. A great end to the meal.

Vida, thanks also for the refreshing lemonade and watermelon juices, and the little packs of gorgeous B Tempted White Chocolate Cashew and Lemon Friands and Flourless Brownies – especially loved these warm, as they had a more intense cashew nut & citrusy lemon, and chocolate & almond aromas and taste. Great with a cup of chai or filter coffee.


Thank you to the lovely Vida (owner) and her team for a warm welcome, very pleasant and attentive service, and for great food. We were looked after so well, we will be back again soon. We have our sights on the chocolate crodough, brownies and double chocolate muffins for next time!

So don’t miss out and head straight over to Dindin Kitchen for some wonderful Persian cuisine and hospitality.


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About goantolondon

International food and travel blog by London based British Goan duo: Jason and Chiara Pinto. Twitter: @goantolondon @jasonpinto100 @chiarapinto About Goa: Goa is a small state on the western coast of India. Though the smallest Indian state, Goa has played an influential role in Indian history. Goa was one of the major trade centers in India, thus it had always been attracting the influential dynasties, seafarers, merchants, traders, monks and missionaries since its earliest known history. Throughout its history Goa has undergone continual transformation, leaving an indelible impression on various aspects of its cultural and socio-economic development. History of Goa: The East-West symbiosis of Goa makes it different from other parts of India, more than the historical and social niche. The history of Goa is a sweet and sour story of colonial heritage, oppressive rulers, a glorious culture, and uneventful immediate past. As a land with the identity of its own, Goa was brought into focus when it was liberated of Portugal from its oppressive rule of around 450 hundred years in 1961. Goa was captured and annexed to the Portuguese in 1510 following the urges of trade and demand of spices and also cottons and indigo. But, Goa has a history that starts much before Portugal even thought of Goa being where it is. Goa was coveted and ruled by a great number of Indian kingdoms and dynasties from the 4th century onwards. The first kingdom to rule Goa and Konkan were Bhojas, who were the feudatories of Ashoka in 4th and 5th centuries AD. The city of Chandrapur (present Chandor) was founded by Prince Chandraditya, son of Chalukya King Pulakesin from 566 to 597 A.D. after this, Goa was ruled consecutively by Silahara Dynasty, Kadamba Danasty, and finally Hoysalas from 1022 to 1342 A.D. From the 14th century onwards, Goa became a great trading center on the west coast, especially in the vast trade of horses imported from the Middle East. This was the time for bigger empires to move in and Vijayanagar Empire conquered it in 1344. But there empire was not going to last too long and in 1347, Bahmani Sultans defeated Vijayanagara forces in 1347 and controlled Goa. Afterwards, it was a time of great prosperity and peace for Gpa, especially during the rules of Yusuf Adil Shah and Ismail Adil Shah. They created beautiful houses, fortified Goa, and encouraged local craftsmen. Their liberal and progressive rule was not going to last too long and situation changed in 1510 A.D. Goa for all purposes was not on the Portuguese Radar even after a long time of their presence in India. When the Portuguese nobleman Alfonso de Albuquerque and his cousin Francisco de Albuquerque were sent with a powerful fleet in 1503 on the orders of King Dom Manuel I, the purpose was to defend the cargoes of spices, mostly pepper, against Arab Muslim raiders. The center of spice trade was Calicut at that time and Portuguese had built forts in Cochin and Cannanore. It was in 1506-08 that an opportunistic pirate, Timoja, persuaded Albuquerque to attack Goa and acquire a better land base. This made Goa, Portugal's first real territorial acquisition in Asia. After a brief period of recapturing by the Muslims, Goa Albuquerque finally captured Goa in 1510. The inquisition of Goa in 1540 reversed the previous liberal policy of Albuquerque and imposed strict censorship of literature and new laws to forbade non-Christians from professions. Forced conversions took place continuously, censorship was established on literature, the temples were destroyed, and non-Christian priests, holy men, and teachers were evicted. This led to continuous fleeing of Hindus from Goa to other parts of India. It is not that the relationship with Portugal brought only destruction for the Goans. Portuguese also built great churches like the church of St. Cajetan and Bom Jesus basilica in Old Goa, which is a pilgrimage site for the Christians from around the world. But it is also true that pre-1961; Goa was a highly impoverished region very backward and primitive. It is after the liberation that Goa of today has emerged and it has surprised even the locals many of whom had left their homeland before its liberation. Portugal and India are today friends and Goa continues to be a fascinating blend of Latin and Oriental. Information sourced from: http://www.royalorienttrain.com/goa/goa-history.html
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