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Picnics, Dinner Parties, Buffets, Banquets and Feasts


East-West Picnic  from "Cooking with Kurma"

Mayapur-style Stuffed Vegetable Pastries (Samosas)
Bush Tomato Chutney
Bavarian Potato Salad
Old English Saffron Bread
Iced Tamarind Soda

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South Indian Buffet  from "Cooking with Kurma"

Hot and Spicy South Indian Tomato Rice
Buttermilk Sambar
Savoury Lentil Doughnuts (Vadai)
South Indian Coconut Chutney
South Indian Carrot Salad


Central American Buffet 
from "Cooking with Kurma"

Sweet Potato Soup with Corn and Chilies
Mexican Spicy Bean and Cheese Stuffed Flatbreads (Burras)
Mexican Green Chili Rice (Arroz Verde)
Spanish-style Curly Endive Salad (Xato)
Chilled Papaya Refresher (Refresco de Papaya)


International Dinner Party  from "Cooking with Kurma"

Roasted Capsicum, Peanut and Tomato Soup
Turkish Pilaf with Currants and Pine Nuts Spicy Bengali Potatoes
Spinach and Curd Cheese Patties (Kofta)
Fresh Coriander and Macadamia Pistou
Vegetable Crudités with Quick and Easy Cashew Chutney
Apricot and Walnut Crescents (Rugelach)


North Indian Gourmet Dinner  from "Cooking with Kurma"

Punjabi Red Bean Curry (Rajma)
Seasoned Eggplant Rice
Punjabi Baked Flatbread (Naan)
Green Mango, Mint and Coriander Chutney
Creamy Banana and Yogurt Salad (Kela Raita)
Crispy Fried Batter Spirals in Saffron Syrup (Jalebis)


Mediterranean Dinner Party  from "Cooking with Kurma"

Pumpkin Dumplings with Sage-scented Butter and Parmesan Cheese
(Gnocchi di zucca)
Sicilian-style Roasted Sweet Peppers in Olive Oil (Insalata di Peperoni Arrostiti)
Tomato, Basil and Fresh Mozzarella Salad (Insalata Caprese)
Crusty Bread Hot Roasted Jacket-baked Potatoes with Arugula Pesto Spinach with Pine Nuts and Raisins
Rose-scented Marzipan Half-moon Pastries


Central Indian Banquet  from "Cooking with Kurma"

Festive Nine-Jewels Rice (Navaratnam Pulao)
Savoury Chickpeas in Tomato Glaze
Puffed Fried Sesame Bread (Til Poories)
Savoury Fresh Cheese Balls in Creamy Tomato Sauce (Malai Kofta)
Sautéed Potatoes with Cashews
Ginger, Saffron and Pistachio Kulfi
Lemon Yogurt Shake (Nimbu Lassi)


Asian Banquet  from "Cooking with Kurma"

Thai-style Fragrant Rice Balls
Crispy Fried Gluten with Sweet and Sour Sauce
Curried Malay Noodles (Laksa)
Spicy Javanese Eggplant (Balado Terong)
Stir-fried Asian Vegetables
Daikon Radish Salad


Summer Patio Lunch/Picnic from "Great Vegetarian Dishes"

Pasta Salad
Soft Bread rolls
Ricotta Cheese-filled Pastries (Calzone)
Tomato Relish
Asparagus and Tomato Quiche
Crispy Flat-Rice and Cashews (Chidwa)
Mango Ice cream
Middle Eastern Lemonade


European Dinner Party  from "Great Vegetarian Dishes"

Cream of Pumpkin Soup
Spinach Filo Triangles (Spanakopita)
Eggplant Parmigiana
Mediterranean Salad
Apple and Blackberry Crumble
Lemon Barley Water


Special Indian Dinner Party  from "Great Vegetarian Dishes"

South Indian Sweet-and-Sour Tamarind Rice (Puliogre)
Green Split-Pea Dal with Spinach and Coconut Milk
Puffed Fried-Bread
Green Beans
Tomato, Peas, and Homemade Curd (Matar Panir)
Pineapple Chutney
Cauliflower and Pea Samosas
Creamy, Saffron Condensed Yogurt Dessert
Lemon Mint and Whey Nectar


Light International Summer Buffet  from "Great Vegetarian Dishes"

Mexican Oatmeal Corn and Cheese Bread
Tomato Relish
Japanese Rice-Balls
Baked Cheesecake
Pineapple and Coconut Punch


Italian-style Buffet  from "Great Vegetarian Dishes"

Asparagus with Oil and Lemon Sauce Tomato Rice with Herbs
Mozzarella and Tomato Pizza
Italian Market Salad
Sicilian Radicchio and Fennel Salad
Ricotta Cheese-filled Pastries (Calzone)
Eggplant Rings with Cheese
Peach Sorbet


International Buffet  from "Great Vegetarian Dishes"

Chickpea Pate with Vegetable Crudites
Italian Fried Corn-Bread
Gauranga Potatoes
Cauliflower Pakoras with Peach Chutney
French Braised Summer Vegetables
Yellow Rice
Mexican Oatmeal Corn and Cheese Bread
Peanut Butter Fudge
Mango Ice cream
Saffron and Lemon Sherbet


Middle Eastern Banquet  from "Great Vegetarian Dishes"

Stuffed Vine Leaves (Dolmades)
Middle Eastern Round Bread (Pita)
Couscous with Vegetable Sauce
Lebanese Bulgur Wheat Salad (Tabbouleh)
Lebanese Eggplant Dip (Baba Gannouj)
Chickpea and Sesame Dip (Hummos)
Syrian Yogurt-Cheese
Assorted Vegetable Crudites
Turkish Nut Pastries in Syrup (Baklava)
Middle Eastern Lemonade


Asian Buffet/Banquet  from "Great Vegetarian Dishes"

Mashed Potato Puffs (Alu Vadas)
Grated Cauliflower Balls in Tomato Sauce (Kofta)
Baked Vegetable Rice (Biriyani)
Curried Chickpeas
North Indian Potato Salad
Cantonese Stir-Fried Vegetables
North Indian Cabbage and Peanut Salad (Kobi Pachadi)
Fig and Apple Relish
Fresh Coconut Chutney
Date and Tamarind Sauce
Crispy Dal Wafers (Pappadams)
Fresh Fruits with Cream
Fruit Fritters with Orange Sauce
Homemade Lime Squash or Rose Lassi


Indian Feast  from "Great Vegetarian Dishes"

Bengali Royal Rice (Pushpana)
Puffed Fried Bread (Poorie)
Cauliflower and Potato Supreme
Spinach, Tomato, Eggplant, and Chickpea Stew
Mixed Vegetable and Yogurt Salad (Raita)
Pineapple Chutney
Curd Pakoras
Peanut and Coriander Chutney
Walnut and Raisin Semolina Halava
Deep-Fried Milk Balls in Rose Syrup (Gulab Jamuns)
Orange Ginger Cooler

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