Cooking With Kurma

Kurma Dasa

Menu Planning

Cooking With Kurma > Menu Planning


Speciality Menus (from a selection of Kurma's books)

Warm Food for Cold Days
Melting Mozzarella & Eggplant "Sandwiches"
Hearty Venetian Rice with Peas (Risi e Bisi)
Country-style Anise-scented Cream of Fennel Soup
Herbed Ricotta-filled Pastries (Calzone) with Tomato Relish
Vegetarian Hungarian Ghoulash
Individual Rhubarb Crumbles with King Island Cream


   Upmarket Vegetarian
Bengali Fruit & Nut-studded Wedding Rice (Pushpanna)
Savoury Fresh Cheese Balls in Creamy Tomato Sauce (Malai Kofta)
Prabhupada's Chickpeas in Golden Buttermilk Karhi Sauce
Rice-flour Crepes Stuffed with Seasoned Potatoes (Masala Dosa)
South Indian Quick & Easy Coconut Chutney
Succulent Milk Fudge Balls in Rose-scented Syrup (Gulab Jamuns)


Quick Vegetarian Dishes
Sesame Sushi Rice in Fried Tofu Pouches (Inari-zushi)
Sizzling Pan-fried Haloumi Steaks on Crusty Bread
Saudi Baharat-scented Chickpeas with Spinach (Hoummos bi Sabanik)
Creamy Cauliflower, Snow Peas & Cashews
Feta & Potato Spring Rolls with Green Pea Chutney
Anise-flavoured Doughnuts in Strawberry Yogurt (Malpoura)


Vegetarian World Food
Arab-style Rice with Vermicelli & Chickpeas (Roz bil Shaghria)
Marathi Chili-laced Creamy Coconut & Spinach Soup (Palak Saar)
Ukranian Herbed Potato Dumplings (Vareneki)
Spicy Lemongrass-infused Javanese Eggplant (Balado Terong)
Mexican Cheesy Bean, Guacamole & Tortilla Stacks (Tostadas)
Fresh Citrus Selection in Mandarin Sauce with Creme Fraiche


Best of Indian Cuisine
Sweet & Sour Chana Dal Soup with Pumpkin
Zesty Lemon Rice with Fresh Coconut & Cashews
Tomato, Peas and Home-made Curd Cheese (Matar Panir)
Assorted Crisp Vegetable Fritters (Pakoras)
Hot & Spicy Apple Chutney
Saffron Semolina Halava Pudding with Flaked Almonds & Cardamom
Hot Spiced Tea (Masala Chai)


Let's Party
Malaysian Curry Puffs with Sweet & Sour Tamarind Chutney
Flaky Spinach Filo Triangles (Spanakopita)
Kalamata, Basil and Tomato Relish
Wickedly Hot Cheddar & Jalapeno Chili Biscuits
Sage-flavoured Pumpkin Ravioli with Brown Butter
Apricot, Prune & Walnut Crescents (Rugelach)


Vegan Feast
Syrian Roast Pepper, Pomegranate & Walnut Dip (Muhammara)
Sesame Sushi Rice in Fried Tofu Pouches (Inari-zushi)
Curried Malay Noodles Supreme (Laksa)
Saudi Baharat-scented Chickpeas with Spinach (Hoummos bi Sabanik)
Succulent Eggplant Pickles
Indonesian Fruit Platter with Hot and Sweet Sauce (Rujak Manis)


Wheat-free Vegetarian
Succulent Eggplant & Panir Cheese in Spicy Tomato Sauce
Sesame Sushi Rice in Fried Tofu Pouches (Inari-zushi)
Crispy Thai Noodles with Hot Sweet & Sour Sauce (Mee Krob)
Warm Salad of Oven-roasted Cauliflower, Feta Cheese & Lentils
Moroccan Broad Bean Puree (Bissara) with Spicy Sago Crackers
Creamy, Saffron Condensed Yogurt Dessert (Shrikhand)


Light & Healthy Entertaining
Turkish Rice Pilaf with Currants & Pine Nuts
Moist Vrindavana-style Vegetable and Badi Stew
Malaysian Sweet, Sour & Hot Salad (Rojak)
Parmesan-scented Polenta Squares with Spicy Tomato Concasse
Syrian Roast Pepper, Pomegranate & Walnut Paste (Muhammara)
Moist & Luscious Date, Maple & Orange Muffins

More Vegetarian World Food
Avocado-laced Gazpacho Soup
Bengali Fruit & Nut-studded Wedding Rice (Pushpanna)
Succulent Eggplant & Panir Cheese in Rich and Spicy Tomato Sauce
Indonesian Crispy Corn Fritters (Perkedel Jagung)
Fresh Mint Chutney
Lebanese Garden Vegetable &Toasted Bread Salad (Fattoush)
Crisp Wonton Stacks with Fresh Berries & Cream


The Global Vegetarian
Brazilian Chayote and Orange Appetiser (Salada de Xuxu)
Creamy Cauliflower & Snow Peas with Cashews
Delhi-style Super-flaky Wholemeal Griddle-fried Breads (Parathas)
Spicy Masala Potatoes
Fresh Coriander and Macadamia Pistou
Italian-style Rice Pudding
Vrindavan Saffron lemon Sherbet


Indian Winter Dinner Party
Fiery South Indian Toor Dal Soup (Rasam)
Basmati Rice Pulao with Cashews & Coriander
Creamy Cauliflower & Potato Supreme
Elegant Puffed Fried Breads (Pooris)
Hot & Sweet Eggplant Pickles
Saffron-scented Rice Pudding (Kheer)
Hot Spiced Tea (Masala Chai)


Classics from the Subcontinent
Quick and Easy Creamy Cashew Chutney
Moghul Spicy Rice with Saffron (Pullao)
Creamed Spinach with Curd Cheese (Palak Panir)
Crispy Mashed Potato Puffs (Alu Vadas)
Karnataka-style Coconut Chutney
Puffed Fried Sesame Breads (Til poories)
Succulent Milk Fudge Balls in Rose-scented Syrup (Gulab Jamuns)


Indian Regional Curries
Hot, Sweet & Sour Tamarind Rice (Puliogre)
Mixed Vegetables in Creamy Gujarati-style Karhi Sauce
Bengali Chickpea and Cauliflower Curry
Hearty Oriyan Dal Curry with Vegetables (Dalma)
Simple & Sublime Gujarati Pumpkin
Luscious Corn Raita


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