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spinabifidamom Sat 22-Sep-18 17:36:19

We have been invited to a birthday party next week. There will be lots of people coming. Everyone is asked to bring a dish (it’s basically a Indian potluck dinner). It will be held in a house indoors as it will be evening then. I’m completely clueless.

Can anyone recommend any vegetarian food? The only option I can think of is vegetarian spring rolls. Thank you very much. Preferably either a cheap option from the supermarket or something that is easy to make at home to take.

TIA!!

PurpleDaisies Sat 22-Sep-18 17:39:48

Loads of Indian food is easily vegetarian.

Samosas
Naan bread
Onion bhajis
Vegetable pakoras
Poppadums

Or if you’re wanting to take a main, lentil dals are very cheap and easy to make.

PurpleDaisies Sat 22-Sep-18 17:41:31

www.tinnedtomatoes.com/2013/10/spinach-and-coconut-dal.html?m=1

This is my favourite dal. It can be made in 20minutes from start to finish. I use frozen spinach (or leave it out).

SuburbanRhonda Sat 22-Sep-18 17:43:47

Mattar paneer.

So easy to make and people will love you for it, as it’s delicious. Loads of recipes online or pm me if you want my recipe, which is obviously the best smile.

Spring rolls aren’t Indian btw!

PurpleDaisies Sat 22-Sep-18 17:46:02

I’ve made your recipe Suburban. It was amazing!

fuzzywuzzy Sat 22-Sep-18 17:48:56

Aloo mattar (potatoes and pea), is amazing too. DP loves this and whenever I don’t know what to make on my cooking night he asks me to make it, it’s straight forward and delicious, I serve it with chappattis, you could serve with naan bread or chappattis from super market or similar.

SuburbanRhonda Sat 22-Sep-18 17:51:06

Ah thank you, purple!

CurlyWurlyTwirly Sat 22-Sep-18 17:52:01

Spinach and chickpea curry takes 10 minutes; cheap as chips

PurpleDaisies Sat 22-Sep-18 17:52:25

Have you got a particular recipe you use fuzzy? It’s a favourite of mine. I like the one from Iceland’s take away range! grin

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sat 22-Sep-18 17:54:00

Definitely paneer of some sort.

Nigella's mattar paneer is good, or the butter massala from Fresh India.Both as good as anything I've ever had in an Indian restaurant (add more spices if you do the Nigella).

fuzzywuzzy Sat 22-Sep-18 17:58:00

I use this one usually. Sometimes I throw in left over baby spinach too for extra iron.

It tastes even better the day after (there usually isn’t any left tho).

ranoutofquinoaandprosecco Sat 22-Sep-18 18:01:56

If you fancy treating yourself to a cook book, Made in India: Cooked in Britain is fab. I use it a lot. There's tons of veggie recipes. The paneer and spinach curry is fab.

indianwoman Sat 22-Sep-18 18:03:00

Spring rolls are Chinese!

Todamhottoday Sat 22-Sep-18 18:09:12

Sadly the paneer in the UK is pretty rubbish unless you have a good Asian store that does their own.

However, you could get away with it if you disguise it in a sauce! But there are loads of Indian veg recipes you can try.

Have a look on here

www.manjulaskitchen.com/special-occasions/party-recipes/

I am sadly an enforced veggie, I live in India

NewToRenting Sat 22-Sep-18 18:32:29

Have they specifically said it's got to be Indian food only? Spring rolls, a nice salad, pasta, lasagna, dessert (do check if eggs are ok though)...options galore!

NewToRenting Sat 22-Sep-18 18:35:37

If it does have to be Indian food, then veg pilaf rice is easy and cheap.

Howlongtillbedtime Sat 22-Sep-18 18:47:36

suburban I would like your recipe please

SuburbanRhonda Sat 22-Sep-18 19:09:21

Have pm’d it to you, @Howlongtillbedtime smile

Bimgy85 Sat 22-Sep-18 19:16:52

Lol . One of the easiest foods with lots of veggie dishes. You'll be fine

Pakora
Samosas
Sag paneer / chickpeas with paneer cheese and spinach

Dahl
Chapatis
Bombay potatoes
Vegetarian bhuna, balti, madras, jalfrezi

Lots to choose from with Indian food

gilmoregal Sat 22-Sep-18 19:17:13

A good chickpea and spinach curry is cheap and always tasty I can send you a recipe if you'd like but can't bothered to write it out if you won't use it. ( I mean that I'm the nicest way)!

Please don't cook the one above that takes ten minutes. Curry cannot be made so quickly.

Bimgy85 Sat 22-Sep-18 19:17:35

You can make your own paneer cheese also with regular milk

gilmoregal Sat 22-Sep-18 19:23:26

Paneer is actually very easy to make but I didn't suggest as you did say easy to make and i wouldn't class an easy dish as making paneer then making a saag paneer or matar paneer.

I would really recommend saag paneer though you would be loved for it.

Howlongtillbedtime Sat 22-Sep-18 19:34:51

Thank you suburban

gilmoregal can I please have the recipe ?

We are trying to eat more vegetarian stuff and Indian is brilliant for it.

spinabifidamom Sat 22-Sep-18 19:35:51

Thank you. Yes they did. And I will definitely make some of them for the party. You’ve been very helpful.

gilmoregal Sat 22-Sep-18 20:10:42

Howlong, I'll send it to you.

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