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Menu Planning

Cooking With Kurma > Menu Planning

Planning a dinner party, buffet, picnic, banquet, feast, or some other special event? Or do you just want some ideas for a simple breakfast, lunch or dinner?  Here's some menu combinations that will surely point you in the right direction. Recipes for the selections can be found in Kurma's books "Cooking with Kurma" and "Great Vegetarian Dishes". Happy cooking!

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Light Breakfasts, Brunches, Lunches and Dinners


Indian Winter Breakfast  from "Great Vegetarian Dishes"

Rice and Mung Bean Stew
Puffed Fried Bread
Cauliflower and Pea Samosas
Mint Chutney
Freshly-cut Fruits
Banana Milk Smoothie


Indian Summer Breakfast  from "Great Vegetarian Dishes"

Scrambled Panir
Puffed Fried Bread
Tomato Chutney
Freshly-cut Fruits
Homemade Lime Squash or Fruity Chamomile Tea


North Indian Brunch  from "Cooking with Kurma"

Green Papaya and Potato Tarkari
Super-flaky Wholemeal Griddle-fried Breads (Parathas)
Spicy Guava Jam
Fresh Fruits
Mango Nectar


Indonesian Brunch   from "Cooking with Kurma"

Plain Boiled Rice
Indonesian Crispy Corn Fritters (Perkedel Jagung)
Hot Chili Relish (Sambal Bajek)
Indonesian Fruit Platter with Hot and Sweet Dipping Sauce (Rujak Manis)
Avocado Smoothie


Light Middle Eastern Lunch  from "Great Vegetarian Dishes"

Middle Eastern Round Bread
Israeli Chickpea Croquettes
Chickpea and Sesame Dip
Mediterranean Salad


Alfresco Lunch I   from "Cooking with Kurma"

Stuffed Baby Pumpkins
Spicy Cajun Cornbread
Sicilian Eggplant Appetiser (Caponata)
Fresh Peach Chutney
Gourmet Green Salad with Herbed French Dressing
Old Fashioned Homemade Lemonade


Alfresco Lunch II  from "Cooking with Kurma"

Simple Carrot and Ginger Soup
Rich and Tasty Lasagna with Grilled Vegetables and Sundried Tomatoes
Gourmet Green Salad with Herbed French Dressing
Herbed Bread Rolls
Poached Pear and Prune Tart


Light International Lunch  from "Great Vegetarian Dishes"

Malaysian Hot Noodles with Tofu
Mediterranean Salad
Orange Ginger Cooler


Light East-West Lunch I  from "Great Vegetarian Dishes"

Zucchini, Green Peppers, and Tomato
Griddle Baked Bread
Lokshen Pudding


Light East-West Lunch II  from "Great Vegetarian Dishes"

Yellow Split Pea Soup with Pumpkin
Yellow Rice
Asparagus, Green Bean and Broccoli Salad


Light Summer Lunch  from "Great Vegetarian Dishes"

Hawaiian Brown Rice Salad
Simpl Green Beans
Middle Eastern Round Bread


Mediterranean Lunch  from "Great Vegetarian Dishes"

Minestrone Soup
Vegetarian Lasagna
Asparagus, Green Bean and Broccoli Salad
Peach Sorbet


East-West Lunch  from "Cooking with Kurma"

Pecan and Orange Wild Rice Pilaf
Quick and Simple Snake Beans
Mauritian-style Dal Rissoles (Gateaux-piments) with Home-style Tomato Chutney
Cheesy Vegetable Tart
Kumquat and Passionfruit Refresher


Gujarati Lunch  from "Cooking with Kurma"

Fragrant Basmati Rice
Sautèed Sprouted Mung Beans (Vadu)
Simple Gujarati Pumpkin
Steamed Semolina Bread (Dhokla)
Sweet and Sour Tamarind Chutney


Central Indian Lunch  from "Cooking with Kurma"

Hearty Dal with Vegetables (Dalma)
Fragrant Basmati Rice
Trinidad-style Flatbread (Roti)
Creamy Banana and Yogurt Salad (Kela Raita)
Tender Eggplant Pickles


Italian Summer Lunch  from "Cooking with Kurma"

Chilled Avocado and Green Peppercorn Soup
Stuffed Baked Eggplant (Melanzane Ripieni al Forno)
Tender Pan-fried Asparagus
Stuffed Italian Flatbread (Focaccia)
Gourmet Green Salad with Herbed French Dressing


European Winter Dinner  from "Great Vegetarian Dishes"

Kurma's Vegetable Soup
Italian Eggplant and Tomato Appetizer
Wholemeal Bread
Vegetables au Gratin
Italian Market Salad
Easy Apple Pie
Spiced Hot Apple Juice Drink


Asian-style Dinner  from "Great Vegetarian Dishes"

Thai Clear Soup with Tofu
Thai Rice
Cantonese Stir-Fried Vegetables
Sweet-and-Sour Walnuts
Chinese Almond Cookies


Special East-West Dinner  from "Great Vegetarian Dishes"

Tomato Soup
Savoury Cantonese Fried Rice
Baked Stuffed Avocados
Yeasted, Puffed Fried-Bread
Italian Market Salad
Carob Fudge Cake
Lemon Barley Water


Greek Dinner   from "Cooking with Kurma"

Greek-style White Bean Vegetable Soup (Fasoulada)
Greek-style Eggplant Casserole (Moussaka)
Warm Vegetable Salad with Greek-style Oil and Lemon Dressing
Crusty Bread, Cheese and Olives
Greek-style Nut-filled Pastries in Fragrant Syrup (Kataifi)


Light Indian Dinner  from "Great Vegetarian Dishes"

Sauteed Rice with Poppy Seeds
Split-Mung Dal
Griddle-Baked Bread
North Indian Curried Cauliflower and Potatoes
Mixed Vegetable and Yogurt Salad
Creamy Condensed-milk Rice Pudding
Lemon Mint and Whey Nectar or Spiced Hot Apple Juice Drink


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