Through this post I would like to share a Five course Vegetarian meals from the land of Incredible India.
My mission started with making healthy and nutritious meals with farm fresh veggies. So I straight away headed to my fvt farmers market at Union Square, NYC. The special aroma in the baskets of fresh veggies and herbs ignites the cycle of hunger-thirst-cooking.
|Fresh Produce from Hundson valley farms at Union Square Farmers Market|
|Organically Grown Beans have great Flavor|
This time I went an extra mile and bought loads of stuff to cook and share my meals. There is something special about the entire process of finding the ingredients in the market to bringing them back to the kitchen island with a quest of making a special feast.
|Our Feast on Display, the Table is All Set !!!|
|With summer around the corner, Can't beat these Lassi Shots...|
A cute bunch of cocktail idlis were the perfect oil free appetizers for the party table. I made rava idlis (made from semolina, which is made of drum wheat). This is made by mixing semolina and yogurt, garnished with mustard seeds. The mix is steamed in microwavable idli maker and enjoyed with chutney.
|Cute stack of Corn bread is fun to make and great to relish with butter|
Basmati rice was made with tempering of bay leaves, peas and cashews.
|Nothing beats fragrant Peas Pulao made from Long Grain Basmati Rice|
Palak Paneer is another famous and nutritious curry of India. It is made by blending fresh spinach leaves with onion and tomatoes. Later fresh chunks of paneer are added to enhance the texture and taste of the curry. It is served with corn bread made of corn meal and finely chopped spinach, fenugreek and spices. A soft dough is made by adding some warm milk and small roti/paranthas are made on gas stove.
|The Table is all set. We are waiting for the photo shoot to complete and attack the food... !|
Dessert: Fruit Parfait with cranberries & hazelnut
|Caramel, Milk & Citrus - Three very different Flavors & a Unique Combo...|