I'm luckily to work at an Indian Restaurant and so am always picking up how to make things from the chefs. Measuring doesn't really happen a lot with these recipes so these are all really rough estimates. This recipe calls for working with your hands so I'd recommend gloves as the tumeric stains.
3 large onions - finely sliced
2 leaves silverbeet - cut/shredded
curry leaves ( if you can find them - optional)
tumeric (1 - 2 Tbsp)
cumin seeds (1 -2 tsp)
chilli powder (1/2 to 1 tsp)
coriander powder (1 - 2 tsp)
garlic paste/crushed garlic (1 Tbsp)
ginger paste (2 tsp)
lemon juice (1 - 2 tbsp)
chickpea flour 1 to 1/2 cups
all the dry ingredients in (onions, sliverbeet, tumeric, cumin seeds, chilli pwdr, coriander pwdr) and mix. add garlic, ginger and lemon juice. mix again. add chickpea flour and just enough water to get it sticky (I used about 3 handfuls or so). shape into rough balls and put into a deep frier/oil at 160' Celcius. golden brown when cooked.
also i bought a 1kg bag of frozen strawberries the other day. any brownie/cake/dessert ideas? Other fruit I currently have in stock is honeydew melon, bananas, dates, apples and lemons. And I live in New Zealand so its hard/expensive to get any sort of speciality ingredients e.g. powdered egg replacer, soy cream
Thanks in advance!
I'm having a dinner party soon, one veggie the rest omnis. I want to impress with it!
what do you guys cook when you really want to impress(no tofu)?
If I go Italian I have a beautiful starter but wouldn't know what to make for the main course and wouldn't want to do pasta, as my best Italian main is vegan pesto and roasted tomatoes and it's a bit of a strong taste for some people. Spiced tomarto tart is my other favorite but I do that all the time.
I thought about a greek platter type thing (hummous, dolmades, falafel, tzatziki, greek salad) but wouldn't know what to make for dessert. Also, is it ok to do a platter for a dinner party as long as it's all good quality.
Equally with an indian theme, I'm good at indian starters but really *good* curry is difficult to make as I live in an area with a large Asian population where the local places do *amazing* curry so that feels like a no-go.
Best dessert seems to be poached plumbs with hot chocolate sauce but I don't know if it would go with the rest of the meal.
So, anyway, what would you guys do to impress a load of omnis for a three (or four) course meal?
Thanks in advance.