So I've been running around like a chicken with its head cut off, trying to get things together for the party on Friday night. There is shopping to be done, platters and disposables to be bought, carpets to be vacuumed. Have I mentioned before that I hate shopping?
Anyway, here's the final menu.
Drinks: Mango lassi
Khakhra (lentil flatbread crisps) with a mint-yogurt dip
Steamed fenugreek muthia (dumplings) with tomato chutney
Paneer tikka with mint-cilantro chutney
Phyllo cups with spinach feta filling (Okay, that's not Indian. Maybe they won't notice.)
Curried chickpeas (chana masala)
Cauliflower-potato curry (aaloo gobhi)
Dahi vade (lentil croquettes in sweet and sour yogurt sauce with tamarind chutney)
Tabouli ( See phyllo cups, above)
Hot: Carrot halva
Cold: Rasmalai (cheesy dumplings in a sweet cream sauce)
Pictures will follow.