This East Indian menu is perfect for a Dinner Club night. Explore rich, earthy dishes made with fragrant cumin, coriander and cardamom to create a culinary adventure. Divide the recipes among friends then gather in the kitchen to bring it all together. That's what Dinner Club is all about.
My friends and I to our Gourmet Dinner Club simply as Gourmet. We've been meeting since 1988 so have cooked our way around the globe over and over.
We've hosted elaborate multi-course dinners, created menus from countries we hadn't heard of, hosted events and occasionally invited other friends. The ideas are endless so make up your own rules and change them when they no longer work. That’s how we do it.
The hardest part of planning our Dinner Club night is finding a date. I can’t help you with that but once you’ve set a date then you need a menu and that’s my specialty.
I love to try dishes from around the world and over the years I've collected a lot of great recipes. Here is my suggestion for an East Indian Menu.
- Pakora (vegetable fritters)
- Tandoori Chicken
- Paneer with Peppers in Fragrant Gravy
- Dahl with Zucchini and Tomato
- Cucumber Raita
- Lemon Kulfi
Links to each recipe below. Switch it up to suit your taste. I sometimes include my Spinach Salad with Mango Chutney Dressing or a Whole Roasted Cauliflower for a vegetarian dinner. In the summer I might make Grilled Tandoori Shrimp.
How To Start A Dinner Club
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For us the idea is to have fun and try new recipes. That’s it. We've learned to appreciate the occasional disaster and the story is archived in our minds as “one of those Gourmet Stories”. We have lots of them and retelling each one just adds to the fun.
A Gluten Free East Indian Menu
Each recipe includes tips related to buying, using and cooking with the ingredients in that dish.
For me part of the fun of a Gourmet Dinner Club is discovering ingredients you are not familiar with or challenging yourself to try techniques you have never tried before. This attitude decreases the pressure, be adventurous and don't worry about every dish turning out perfectly.
I'd love to hear in the comments below if you tried this East Indian Menu and how it went.
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