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Ok, so 9, yes 9 for dinner tommorow, what do you think of this menu?

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Carmenere Wed 21-Feb-07 11:08:39

Dp has a colleague from Japan coming to stay with us and it is his birthday so dp has invited a few? mutual friends over.

Basically I have a really small kitchen but am a pretty good cook and have devised the menu below:

Samosa’s and bahji’s(bought) for starters served with raita and chutney(home made)

Goan king Prawn curry
Bengali chicken with mustard seeds
Spinach and chickpea curry
Goan coconut chutney
Steamed rice (all home made)
Naan bread(bought)

Chocolate birthday cake(home made)

All served with lots of beer

My reasoning is that I can make most of the curries in advance and I can buy good quality samosas and bahjis in the local asian wholesalers, and it will be easy to serve.

But would anyone mind if the starters were bought?

SSShakeTheChi Wed 21-Feb-07 11:11:08

Who would know that they are bought?

Not sure if I would have chocolate cake straight after the curries and beer. Perhaps some light dessert and then the chocolate cake and coffee a bit later on.

No doubt that was your plan anyway, right? That's all that springs to mind. Sounds yummy all round.

womblingalong Wed 21-Feb-07 11:11:31

Hi,

sounds delish, I don't think anyone would notice that the starters were not homemade, especially if you are going to fry them yourself & do homemade chutneys. Can I come?

Happy Coooking

WA

ComeOVeneer Wed 21-Feb-07 11:11:45

Sounds good. I wouldn't mind at allif the starters were bought.. Actually that reminds me, I have 10 for lunch on Sunday, best have a think about what to make.

compo Wed 21-Feb-07 11:11:45

Nobody would mind if the starters were bought definitely.
Sounds yum to be but do you know if they're all ok with hot food? I only ask becaude it would be my Dad and sister's idea of a nightmare!!!

TeeCee Wed 21-Feb-07 11:12:18

Think it sounds lovely.

What strength are the 2 main dishes? I'd say to try and do one mild and one medium hot, unless you know your guests like their curries hot.

Don't see any problem with buying a few bits ready made at all.

Hulababy Wed 21-Feb-07 11:12:18

Sounds great. If you don't tell anyone they are shop bought, would they necessarily nknow for certain anyway?

Gingerbear Wed 21-Feb-07 11:13:30

Can you make room for one more?]
Sounds lovely.

Agree about choc cake though - might be too much. Perhaps serve much later? Or how about making some Kulfi (or buy when you buy the samosas?)

Carmenere Wed 21-Feb-07 11:18:20

Tbh I was a bit iffy about the cake but it is his birthday and I thought I'd better do one. I'll find the lightest recipe possible, might do a type of choc mousse cake?

Yes I am going to make the curries not too spicy as I'm pretty sure most of the guests like heat (they eat a fair bit of fruity curry in Japan) but the prawn curry is a coconut base so should be ok and the veggie one isn't hot at all.

Enid Wed 21-Feb-07 11:19:20

make a pile of chocolate brownies instead

then people can take one if they want

princessmel Wed 21-Feb-07 11:21:27

Mmmm yummy Carnemere.

I think it sounds fab.
I don't think I could manage cake though. I'm not a very puddingy person anyway.

sunnywong Wed 21-Feb-07 11:23:41

bloody delicious

Japanese like a bevvy or two I believe, are you going to get some Sapporo is that the stuff? or some Harp on special offer and tell them it's a local delicacy?

Mercy Wed 21-Feb-07 11:24:18

Sounds great <drool>

Could you post the recipe for the Bengali chicken when you have a mo'. Thanks.

Mercy Wed 21-Feb-07 11:24:52

Asahi is good too.

Carmenere Wed 21-Feb-07 11:28:20

Somebody said recently that Sapporo over here is just harp. Dp is a beer nut so will I'm sure provide a selection. And yes apparently he does like a bevvy or two!

Carmenere Wed 21-Feb-07 11:29:25

I meant that Harp make Sapporo over here and it is more or less identical

sunnywong Wed 21-Feb-07 11:31:00

really??????
it's all in the packaging innit

I will be emailing you the menu for the ACDC memorial gig I 'm working on on friday

off to a Himalayan restaurant now xxx

Gingerbear Wed 21-Feb-07 11:31:02

You must post the recipes missus or we shall hound you forever.

Gingerbear Wed 21-Feb-07 11:31:57

Bloody Nora Sunny, THAT is a long way to go for dinner!

Carmenere Wed 21-Feb-07 11:50:35

lol GB
There is a Nepalese restaurant near us that is pretty fab, must be somewhat similiar I would think. Or is it just curried yak and yak butter in tea <boak> although I suppose us putting milk in our tea must seem boak to the Chinese and Japanese.

Gingerbear Wed 21-Feb-07 11:55:14

Think sunny has gone - she has a backpack and hiking boots to get ready for her long trek.

What does Yak taste like? Or Yak butter come to that.

Carmenere Wed 21-Feb-07 11:58:46

No idea but I believe it is very fatty because they need it to keep warm up there.

Please do email me the dead rockers menu. I was telling dp about you doing the ACDC gig and he was most impressed. They were on the tv at teh time.

sunnywong Wed 21-Feb-07 12:42:54

They didn't offer Yak Butter in Applecross

we had lamb braised with spinach and chicken dumplings

schweet

Carmenere Wed 21-Feb-07 12:49:10

Right here is the Bengali mustard chicken recipe, dontcha just love the Mad Hoor!
here

Carmenere Wed 21-Feb-07 13:04:52

And this is the chocolate cake I am going to do but I am going to put cream and raspberries in the middle and baileys in the icing.

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