Dhansak: A Ripon Club Wednesday Tradition

Kalyan Karmarkar writes a wonderful post with great pictures about a Wednesday lunch at Rippon Club.

You get dhansak for lunch at a few restaurants such as Britannia, Mocambo and Paradise at South Bombay and Snack Shack (weekends) at Bandra.

But some of the best dhansaks are available at old Parsi clubs such as Elphinstone and Ripon Club.

In fact Ripon Club’s dhansak lunch on Wednesday is legendary.

I was lucky enough to be hosted by a member of the club, the very genial and generous, Mr Sorabh Gandhi. Who, when not treating people to lunch, is an avid sailor and a certified mountain guide.


Continue reading at Finely Chopped.

However, do note that this will induce severe hunger pangs for Dhansak 🙂

  • Mehernaaz

    Oh my God! I was at Ripon Club this last wednesday with my father and kaka when we ate dhansak. Me not being a big fan of dhansak (i prefer curry chawal) skipped anything but a bite of it. But the rest of the food at Ripon is lovely. The old world charm of the place gives the food its flavour. So we had Bengal Toast (most awesome dish ever – thick prawn patio on toast), roast chicken and dhansak kawab. Dad was so stuffed he skipped dinner.
    Everytime i go to Ripon, I thank my dear client Mr. Daruwala for making me a member. The best repayment he gave me for my services.

  • Mehernaaz

    Arzu, its Ripon Club. single ‘p’.