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Showing posts with label Party Menu. Show all posts

Onion Soup - OPOS method

A soup that requires easily and readily available ingredients. Can be made easily for unexpected guests. And that too when it is done in OPOS, it is made easily and the taste is definitely immense. 

Onions - 4 nos
Butter - 1 tbsp
White sauce - 2 Cups
Salt and pepper to taste

Cut the onions into thin rings. (Better grate it using potato grater or slicer)

In a pressure pan heat butter and add the onion rings. Add white sauce, salt and 1 cup of water. Pressure cook for 3 whistles. 

Let it cool remove from flame and add required water. 

Serve hot with soup sticks. This also makes a soup for a rainy day. 

Party Menu - 1 by Bhooma Sudhakar

Welcome Drink:
Masala Buttermilk, Watermelon Juice, Orange Juice
Hara Bhara Kabab, Crispy Baby Corn, Green Salad, Thayir Vadai, Masala Pappad.
Tom Yum Soup, Curry Leaves Soup
Main Dish
Mini Idlys/Dosas, Poori (For Kids), Plain Naan, Butter Naan, Onion/Garlic Kulcha, Bisibelabath, Veg/Peas Pulav, Curd Rice. 

Side Dish
Sambar/Chutney (Coconut, Coriander/Tomato), Vegetable Manchurian, Channa Masala, Dal Makhani, Onion/Cucumber Raitas, Roated pappad. 

Pineapple Kesari, Fruit Salad/ Gulab Jamum with Vannila Ice cream, Rasamalai

Upma Kozhukattai- Pidi Kozhukattai by Uma Sridharan

This is also known as Pidi Kozhukattai.

Raw rice 1 1/2 cup
Toor dhal  1/4 cup
Salt to taste 
Oil  2 tbs
Ghee  2 tbs
Mustard  1 tsp 
Urid dhal  1 tsp
Pepper corn 1/2 tsp
Jeera  1/2 tsp
Red chillies 3
Asafetida powder- a pinch

Grind rice, toor dhall, pepper, jeera, red chillies to a rava consistency. Heat a heavy bottomed pan, pour oil. Add mustard seeds, urid dhall and curry leaves. Pour 4 cups of water and bring to boil. Add salt and ghee. Now slowly put in the ground rice mixture.
Mix well without any lumps till the rice mixture absorbs the water and becomes soft .
Remove from heat and keep aside.
When it is cool shape them into small cylinders.
steam for 15-20 minutes.
Serve with coconut chutney

Makes a different kind of Party Starter dish

Potato Capsicum Curry by Uma Sridharan

Potatoes  1 kg
Onion  1/2 kg chopped
Capsicum  1 chopped,
Coriander  1 Tbsp, finely chopped
Sambhar Powder 2 tbsp
Dhania Powder 1 tbsp
Lime/lemon juice 2 tsp (Optional)
Mustard seeds, 
urid dhall, 
curry leaves  for seasoning
Salt to taste

Cook the potatoes. Cut Potatoes in chunks. 
Mix the potato chunks with all the powders, salt and lemon juice. 
Keep aside. Heat a heavy bottomed pan. Pour 3 tbsp of cooking oil.
Add mustard seeds, curry leaves and urid dhall
Now add chopped onion and capsicum. Sauté till onion turns transparent.
Add potato chunks. Mix well. Sauté till all the ingredients get mixed well.
Remove from the heat and sprinkle coriander leaves.

Party Menu - 1 by Rameshwari Bansood

Party Menu 

Welcome Drink :- Jal Jeera and Fruit Punch 

Starter :- Corn Munch and Grilled masala panner tikka with tamarind Chutney

Soup :- Tomato Soup with croutons and Mix Veg. Healthy soup

Main Course:- Russian Salad, Tomato, Beat root, Carrot, Onion and Lemon (finely chopped) and Cut Coriander leaves, Mix pickle, Roasted papad, Sprouted green gram, Sprouted whole mung dal, Salt & purify water must
Kofta Curry, Rajwadi Gobi-Aloo ki sabji, Mix Veg Tava Fry Sabji and Special Dal Tadka, 

Roti- Puri and Nan with butter 

Rice- Jeera Rice

Chinese noodle with Manchurian (special for kids) and Pani Puri

Masala Dosa with Coconut Chutney

Dessert- Rasmalai & RajBhog, Vanilla Ice Cream with Chocolate, Mango & Strawberry Crush (special for kids) and Masala Pan.

Veg Paratha by Uma Sridharan

Party menu recipe by Uma Sridharan

Grated Carrot                                   1 Tbsp
Grated Cabbage                               1 Tbsp
Wheat flour                                      1 1/2 cup
Chopped Coriander leaves               Handful
Onion                                              1
Garam Masala Powder                     1/2 tsp
Red Chilli powder                            1/2 tsp
Cut the Onions and grind it in a mixer grinder and prepare a smooth Onion paste.
In a mixing bowl, add grated Carrot, grated Cabbage, Coriander leaves, Red Chilli powder, Salt, Onion paste and Wheat flour.
Knead well all the ingredients and prepare smooth dough like the Chapathi/Paratha dough. If needed, add a little water while kneading.
Keep the dough aside for half an hour. Cover it by a wet cloth.
Divide the Paratha dough into small balls of suitable size and roll it out and cook on a tava on medium flame.
Spread ghee on the top of the Paratha.
Serve hot.

Party Menu by Sowpernica

Welcome drink : Hot Instant Rasam
Starters :
1. Innovative Idlis 
2. Instant Thayir Vadai
Main Course Dishes:
1. Rotis/Chappathis
2. Channa Masala
3. Methi Aloo
4. Paneer Biriyani
5. Curd Rice with Carrot Pickle 
Dessert : Carrot Halwa with Ice-cream

Party Menu 1 by Laxmi

Welcome drink: Bhangra pepsi,
 Apple cinnamon juice,
Pineapple pinacolada (mocktail)
Soups: cream of potato soup
Murungakkai soup
Starters: vegetable shawarma
Pani poori
Corn cheese balls
Masal vadai
Salads:  chick peas salad
Macaroni salad
Separate counters for Kids: Chocolate fountain
Cotton Candy
Pop Corn – salted and sweet
Main course:  Chilli garlic rice (Chinese)
Spinach Lasagna
Vegetable augratin
Pasta with Arrabiata sauce
Plain phulkas, onion kulchas
Bisi bela bath
Rawa Idly
Curd rice
Main course side dishes
Baby corn Manchurian for chilli garlic rice
Vegetable Jalfraize, Kadai Paneer and Dum Aloo  for phulkas
Potato chips for bisibela bath
Coconut chutney for rawa idli
Vada curry for idiyappam
Cut mango Pickles and vetha kuzhambu for curd rice
Deserts: carrot halwa and Baskin and Robbins icecream (black currant and butterscotch flavours)
Cut fruits
Chocolate mousse
Paalaadai pradaman
Ras malai
Last but not the least separate counter for Pan beeda (different varieties)

As the contest rules do not demand own recipes, I am not giving them for each and every thing…
I wanted to see to it that the menu should have atleast a few items to each category of people in the party…bcoz in many families I have seen that elder people( like my mom) who are reluctant to even taste anything other than their own cuisine, they infact deem anything other than that equal to non-veg…
I may probably name it as KADAMBA MENU…bcoz it is a combo of many cuisines – right from our south Indian chettinadu, north Indian, continental and Chinese
Maybe I can explain one or two which might be unheard of…like Bhangra Pepsi…
And then regarding Shawarma, you must all have heard that it is quintessentially Arabic and hence non-vegetarian…but recently I found at one of the Chennai restaurants (called Veg Nation) that they serve the vegetarian version of it for the first time…I went and tasted it, it was awesome…no wonder youngsters go ga-ga over shawarmas…so I included it in my starters’ list.
All the other items in my menu are famous ones and hence no need for briefing, I guess

Party Menu 2 by Rohini Ranganathan

Welcome Drink :
Pineapple Melody , Strawberry Vanila Float, Banana Chocolate Smoothie
Mattar(mini) kachori, Mysore Bondas, Paneer Pakoda
[All this can be served with dates or green chutney]
Almond-and-Broccolli soup, Veg-noodle-soup
Main Dishes
For kids:Mini Pizza, Desi Pasta, Chole-Bature
For Adults:Phulka,  Brown Rice Peas Pulav, Ghee Rice,  Veg Makhanwala, Grilled Gobi65,Kadi Pakoda , Salad, Roasted pepper papad,  Holi-Curd Rice, Avakkai.
Kesar Rasmalai, Badam-Pista Phirni ,Shahi Tukda, Vanilla Eggless Cake

Pineapple Melody

Party Menu recipe posted by Rohini Renganathan

Pineapplejuice - 200 ml 
Pineapple crush - 2 tbsp
Mint leaves - 4-5 nos 
Crushed ice - as required
Lime juice - 2 tbsp
Sugar syrup - 2 tbsp
Chaat masala - 1 tsp

In a tall stemmed glass, place a bed of the crushed ice. 
Pour over the blended mix of the pineapple juice, Pineapple crush, mint, lime and sugar syrup, and chaatmasala.
Serve it chilled.

Party Menu - 2 by Shripriya

Welcome Drinks::
 Mango  Lassi 
 Coffee & Tea 
 Hot and Sour Soup 
 Brocoli Cheddar 
Starters ::
 Fried Idli - Tomato Sauce 
Tortilla Chips - Salsa 
Jalapeno and Cheese Samosa - Tomato sauce 
Main Course ::
 Pidi kozhukattai - Side dish molaga podi and coconut chutney. 
Mini Oothappam  with different toppings like carrot, onion, molagapodi etc., Side dish coconut chutney and onion chutney.
 Mango Rice 
Semia pulav 
Pudina-Coriander leaves raitha 
Thayir aval 
Pickles and Vadam
Kids Special:: 
Vegetable hakka noodles 
 Poori - Potato 
 Bread Pakoda Sandwich 
 Kasi Halwa 
Jeera Boli 
Carrot Kheer 
Fruit Salad with icecream

Veg Clear Soup by Uma Sridharan

Party Menu recipe posted by Uma Sridharan

Coarsely chopped cabbage, onion, carrot, spring onion and capsicum – ½ cup each
Very easy to make.
Boil 2 Ltrs of water.
Add enough salt.
Now add the vegetables. Simmer it for 5 mts. Serve hot.

Paneer Tikka by Uma Sridharan

Party menu recipe posted by Uma Sridharan

Large block of Paneer                         1
Onion                                                 1
Capsicum                                           1
Ripe hard Tomato                               1
finely chopped Coriander leaves        handful
To Marinate:
Curd                                                    1 cup
Ginger - Garlic paste                          1 tbsp
jeera powder                                       1 tsp
Salt to taste
Red chili Powder                                 1 tsp
Cut Paneer into 1/2" thick cubes. Cut all vegetables into cubes. Mix all ingredients for marinade and keep aside. Marinate  vegetables and paneer separately. Keep the marinated paneer in fridge for atleast 2 hrs.
Heat oil in a kadai and fry marinated paneer till done. Fry vegetables also. Arrange fried vegetables and paneer in a serving plate.
Garnish with coriander.

Party Menu -1 by Jayanthi Rajagopal

Party Menu posted by Jayanthi Rajagopal

My recipe is going to be fusion.........and my request to my guest is going to be like this: Men in veshti, chattai , ladies in sarees, and female kid in pavadai chattai. Ok ippo party ku pogalama:
Welcome drink:  Illaneer
Soups: Baby corn soup and noodles soup.
starters: Munthiri kothu(sweet) and parupu chola(corn)vadai .
side dish: thengai chutney and sauce
Main Course: Thinai arisi payasam
pal kozhukatai
ulunthu kali
kollu idli
chola rawa upma
kambu dosai
chakarai vallikizhangu boli
thengai pal briyani
Side dish for main course: thengai chutney
Ginger chutney(for pesaratu)
onion chutney(kambu dosai)
mooku kadalai kuzhambu(for puttu)
pakoda kuruma (for thengai pal briyani)
Dessert:    for adults:   neer more(butter milk), ginger butter milk (or) fruit salad
for kids:  lassi (or) apple with strawberry juice

Party Menu - 1 by Shripriya

Welcome Drink : Orange punch for adults
                         Fresh fruit juice for kids
Soups: Mixed vegetable soup and lemon-ginger soup
Starters: Bread and mixed vegetable bonda, Katta and Khaman dhokla mixed. Side dishes for starters: Green chutney, Tomato sauce.
Main course:
Kaju-badam-peanut paneer masala
Bagara Baingan
Tomato pulav
Capsicum-mushroom vangibath.
Carrot-Cucumber Raita
Bagalabath garnished with small grapes and pomegrantes.
Chips and pickles on the side. 
Kids special: Twisted pasta and tomato sauce topped with cheese.
                  Our very own mini idlis and sambhar - All the kids including non-Indian kids love this.
Desert: Khova jamoon, Creamy-yummy pineapple desert.

Party menu idea - 1 by Uma Sridharan

Welcome Drink
For Children Orange Juice
For adults Fruit punch
For Children Creamy Tomato Soup
For adults Veg.clear soup
Veg.rolls, paneer tikka, veg.kababs, dholka and samosas
Main Menu
 Veg.Parantha, Malai Koftha, masal dosai, chutney, sambhar, Bisibele Huli Anna, Baby potato Fry, Onion Raitha, Russian Salad, Brinji, Gobi Manchurian dry, Semiya Bahalabath, chips, pappad, ginger pickle and avakkai
for children
Veg.noodles, fingerchips, bhelpuri, poori, potato masala, curd rice and chips.
Fried ice cream, Fruit salad, gulab jamoon, carrot halwa.
2 types of ice creams - vanilla and butter scotch - separate or with Fruit salad, gulab jamoon, carrot halwa.
Sweet paan for children
Regular paan for adults

Party Menu 2 by Latha

Welcome Drink - Jal jeera
Starters - Nachos with Guacamole, Spring rolls
Main Course - Spagetti (for kids), poori, chole, boondi raitha, coconut sevai with chutney, plain rice and dal tadka
desserts - chocolate fudge (home made) and basundi

Party Menu 1 by Latha

Welcome drink - ginger & lemon juice
Starters - dhokla with green chutney, hara-bara kabab, paneer-babycorn manchurian (dry)
Main course - chapathi, paneer mirchwali masala, dal tadka, idli, sambar and chutney, veg biriyani, jeera-green peas pulav (for kids), raitha, aloo green peas masala, roasted papad, bisibelabath n curd rice
desserts - fruit salad, carrot halwa and pal paysam

Party Menu 1 by Vijaya Venkatesh

I have used only the dishes which were posted for the  Wheat based contest. Since  all items are made of wheat, i have given 2 or 3 dishes only in each  category.
For Starter:
Wheat veggie rolls, Wheat flour cutlet and Wheat Rawa Seeralam with green chutney, tomato sauce
Nannari Sherbat,
Main course:
Ribbons chowmin
Dal Bhatti
Wheat Rawa Kichadi and Kadhi
Wheat Banana cake, Wheat Rawa Pineapple Halwa

Fruit Punch by Uma Sridharan

Party menu recipe by Uma Sridharan

Pineapple Juice 1 ltr
Orange Juice 1 ltr
Grape Juice 1 Ltr
Ginger 250 gms
Lime juice 250 ml
Sugar 1 kg
Scrap ginger and grind it in mixie. Extract the juice.
Mix all other ingredients. Keep it refrigerated. While serving mix it with soda and serve. Instead of lime juice limca can be used.