It feels like ages since I have actually done anything. I just needed something to push me back to being regular here. And that was the party that parents hosted last night. They had their friends coming in over for dinner and Amma was preparing all the dishes. I planned to pinch in early, however, Amma said one of the aunties is coming over early to help her. She ended up making a new dish for us, rather for me as I was really pestering Amma to make something new. I have been so up against the wall in terms of cooking new dishes for this space!
I had told her ahead of that I was expecting her to think of something new and she politely told me that a party is exactly not a time for her to experiment. Well, I simply had to heed her words. I got lucky when Vasantha Aunty agreed to make the Chicken curry she makes. She is a wonderful cook and an expert when it comes to making Non-Veg dishes. Daddy always keeps praising her dishes and though we have never tasted her food, from the content look that gets settled down, says enough.
Our Dinner Party Menu was:
Mixed Fruit Juice (Store bought)
Spicy Channa Sundal, Iyar Style
Onion, Cucumber, Carrot Salad
Have all the onions chopped and ready for the pakodas.
In this menu, we repeated Chicken Pakodas and Mutton Roast as it was requested so many times. We thought our guests would love it and as expected they really enjoyed these.
The Onion Pakodas that I made was different from the one that's already on the blog. Since I didn't exactly click pictures of them, I am linking to the other recipe I have on the blog.