Elsie's Butter Chicken
Mischa Tropp is heating up lockdown with a new pop-up dedicated to Delhi-style butter chicken curry.
Still dreaming about the standout southern Indian dishes Mischa Tropp was serving up during his We Are Kerala kitchen residency at The Rochey a few years back? Well, strap yourselves in, because Tropp is back with another food pop-up to fire up those tastebuds over the coming weeks.
Off the back of a popular fleeting appearance at Pope Joan in mid-August, the chef will once again take over the CBD eatery's kitchen (while it's shut for lockdown) to dish up some signature, perception-shaking Indian eats. This time, it'll be under the moniker of Elsie's Butter Chicken, named after his grandmother.
Running Fridays and Saturdays for the duration of lockdown, Elsie's will be serving up a crowd-pleasing Delhi-style butter chicken curry along with a vegetarian-friendly paneer version. Each comes teamed with classic sides like saffron cumin rice, a dal makhani, raita, pickled onions and naan, for an easy $30. If that's got you salivating, you'll want to be quick, as there are just 200 serves on offer each week. Pre-order via the website for collection from Pope Joan, or for $15 delivery to suburbs within 15 kilometres of the CBD.
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