i'm down on my knees, help me here. ismaili's are an islamic sect, spiritually headed by the aga khan. they're an extra-ordinairily generous people, and will usually have a centre in every metropolis that hosts a decent amount of their number; this is where the less fortunate brethren can stay at subsidised rates. they've a pretty big centre here in london, but i haven't managed to figure out if they have a dining room i can sneak into.
believe me, the search is worth it. the handful of times i've eaten the stuff (at friends in bombay, weddings, etc), it has been sensational. in the indian context, rich, ghee suffused food, with phenomenal versions of biryani and kebabs. there MUST be a place serving this - i'm encouraged by the astounding fact that i had a perfectly acceptable dhansaak in a restaurant tonight (parsee, with magnolia and simon). but more on that later.