Sunday, March 13, 2011

Dinner Party: Fête du cuisine indienne!






One of my favorite things to do is to host themed dinner parties. This one celebrated Indian cuisine, which I love. I find it difficult to make these recipes, but frequently enjoy the results! Sadly I can take credit for NONE of these recipes, but am glad to share my sources (mostly links from the internet and a few from Julie Sahni's fantastic cookbook called Classic Indian Cooking - http://www.juliesahni.com/pantry.html)

For this party, I made, from top to bottom in the image on the right: Chicken Tikka Masala, Chick Pea Battered Fish, Broccoli and Cauliflower, Bhindi Masala, Raita, several types of flatbreads, Bombay potatoes, and rice. A friend, Maeva, brought a delicious daal with peas.

Some more detailed photographs, and links for recipes:

Chicken Tikka Masala
http://allrecipes.com//Recipe/chicken-tikka-masala/Detail.aspx
Definitely adjust the salt content called for here - just a teaspoon or 2 in total!

Bhindi Masala
http://punjabirecipes.gurudwara.net/recipedetail.aspx?id=34

Chickpea Batter for Fish or Vegetables
from Julie Sahni

Raita
from Julie Sahini - basically just chopped cucumber and tomato, Greek yogurt, fresh coriander leaves, a bit of salt, and some cumin

Bombay Potatoes
http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/bombaypotatoes_1406

Chickpea Flour Bread
from Julie Sahini

Coriander-Cilantro flatbreads (these are my favorite! from Bon Appetit, May 2008)
http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Ground-Coriander-and-Cilantro-Flatbreads-242112


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