Virgin bombalada

Written By Reena on 21 Oct 2011 | 05:00

Dishoom is a relatively new Indian cafe in London serving Bombay street food.  Steve and I love it and particularly recommend the vada pau and the virgin bombalada - a spicy remake of the classic cocktail the virgin pina colada.  For those of you that can't get to Dishoom this is my version of the drink - enjoy! 

NB If you prefer your drinks slightly less virtuous simply add 50 millilitres of light white rum.

Serves 1
  • 4 ice cubes
  • 4 mint leaves - shredded
  • 1 teaspoon crushed fennel seeds
  • 1 teaspoon crushed cumin seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 40 millilitres coconut milk
  • 300 grams fresh ripe pineapple - cut into chunks
To garnish
  • 5-8 fennel seeds
  • A small sprig of mint
  1. Place the ice cubes, mint leaves, crushed fennel and cumin, salt, coconut milk and pineapple in a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Pour into a large wine glass.
  4. Garnish with the fennel seeds and mint
  5. Serve immediately with a straw.

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  1. Hi Reena,
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  2. Thanks Sudha - that's fantastic news and very much appreciated. All the best, Reena