Saturday, November 27, 2010

Foodbuzz 24x24: Epic meal down memory lane


A meal to bring back memories of the lunch menu served at Muslim weddings. I presented this meal to family and friends at home on the 25th of November.

Presentation is buffet style.
This meal is also eaten in a bigger platter, about 6 people surround the dish and share the meal.
Meal
Desserts and beverage

Recipes for each dish
Cutlets made with fish and potatoes and spices dipped in batter, coated with breadcrumbs then deep fried.
Salad
1 bunch lettuce
1 tomato
1 onion
1 cucumber

dressing
1 tbsp water
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper

Wash the salad leaves in cold water, rip and arrange in a platter with the sliced tomatoes, onion rings and cucumber slices then sprinkle the dressing.

Biryani made with meat and spices cooked in slow fire with a pastry around the lid.

Roast chicken pan fried
1 whole chicken or 10 chicken legs

marinate
1 tbsp chillie powder
1/2 tsp pepper ground
1 tbsp coriander powder
1 tsp white poppy seeds
1/2 tsp turmeric
2 tsp salt
2 tsp cumin ground
1 tsp fennel
1" cinnamon
2 cardamom crushed
2 tbsp coconut grated
3 tbsp yogurt
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
1 cup water
2 tbsp oil
1 onion
1 tomato
oil to fry

Clean and wash the chicken with turmeric. Prick with a fork or slit the chicken, and marinate with all the spices. Leave it overnight in the fridge.
Cook the chicken with about 1 cup of water uncovered until the inside of the chicken is cooked and about 1 cup of thick gravy is left. Save the gravy and remove only the chicken and let it cool.
Heat oil in another pan and fry the chicken till golden brown and remove from oil.
In another pan heat oil add onion, garlic chopped and tomatoes saute for a few minutes then add the gravy and toss the fried chicken.

Green peas, carrot and cashew curry 
Peas, carrots and cashews cooked with salt, pepper, turmeric and coconut milk.
I used frozen mixed vegetables.
Maldive fish sambal
1 cup onion
1/2 cup maldive fish
1 tbsp curry leaves
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp chillie flakes

Fry the onion till crispy and golden brown remove onto a paper towel and leave aside. Fry curry leaves till crispy and leave aside. In about 2 tbsp oil saute the maldive fish lightly and remove from oil. Mix the fried onions, curry leaves and maldive fish with chillie flakes and salt.
Pickle with capsicum, onions, carrots, dates and pineapple.
Raita yogurt dip
1/2 cup yogurt beaten
2 tbsp onion chopped

2 tbsp tomatoes chopped
2 tbsp cucumber chopped
2 green chillie chopped optional
1/2 tsp salt or less
1/2 tsp pepper powder

Mix all the ingredients and serve chilled.
Custard pudding
2 cups milk
4 tbsp vanilla custard powder
4 tbsp sugar

In 1/4 cup milk mix the custard powder and leave aside.
Heat milk and sugar then add the custard powder with the milk. Keep stirring so the bottom doesn't burn when it thickens pour into the serving dishes.
Serve with cashews grated or chopped on the top, can also add raisins serve warm or cold.


Fruits
Mostly bananas and pineapple are served at the weddings.
Falooda
1/4 cup falooda syrup such as rooh afza syrup
2 cups milk
1 tbsp black poppy seeds soaked in warm water

Mix everything and serve, can top with ice cream.
Milk tea with ginger and spices.
Chocolates
Thank you Foodbuzz 24 x 24 for giving me the opportunity to share this wonderful meal with all of you. Thank you to my family and God for making it easy for me to prepare everything and for their patience with me :) We made lots of new memories.
Thank you to all my readers for the support and encouragement. Hope you enjoy preparing this meal for your family :)

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71 comments:

  1. the table layout and presention looks wonderful!...the menu is impeccable and full of tasty dishes! wish I was invited too! ;))

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  2. This meal looks amazing.. all the flavors and delicious dishes! I would love to be a part of your family when you're serving up something like this :) Nice job on the 24x24!

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  3. Delicious nice spread, well organized. congrats.

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  4. Wowww very inviting and droolworthy spread,lucky family and friends..

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  5. Wow! I'm so curious about the falooda syrup! What sort of flavor does it have? It looks wonderful. I'm excited to finally see one of the other 24 x 24 posts! :) Cheers!

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  6. What a wonderful meal! I like it that you prepared the buffet with plenty of fruit.

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  7. wow what a great and grand feast... you are really great to cook all these....

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  8. what an incredible feast you prepared! Your presentation was wonderful, you did a great job with the 24x24 for foodbuzz!

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  9. The meal is calling me...i wish i was der.I did not read in detail cos working tomr and too tired today...but i promise will read each of it and let u know.
    The pics are fab...i wud say ur guests are really lucky.
    Biny

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  10. wow...wonderful presentation...amazing dishes...great and very impressive...

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  11. Amazing meal and wonderfully planned from appetizers to sweet treats :D

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  12. Maasha'Allah! This is a fab menu!! I soooooo wish i was one of d guests! :p Kudos to you!

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  13. Omg! What a wonderful feast. Envy all you got to be at your table that day. :)

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  14. WOW LOVED UR PRESENATATION N NICE DISHES LOOKS GRT

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  15. You prepared all this food yourself??? What an AMAZING feast!!! Your family and friends must've had a great time, well done :)

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  16. wonderful presentation and gorgeous gorgeous spread. very impressive clicks...in one word' awesome'. thanks for a such an wonderful post dear.

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  17. Quanto ben di Dio!!!!
    Complimenti!!!! ;-)
    Buona domenica ciaoo:-*

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  18. Amazing buffet. Lovely dishes. Great job.. You have a sweet surprise at my space.

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  19. Wonderful and delicious spread..wonderful feast

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  20. Amazing dishes and such good presentation!! Congratulations

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  21. Oh my goodness, that's a brilliant recreation of a wedding feast. Everything looks fabulous, but my tummy started rumbling at the word briyani. Well done.

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  22. Ahhh what a gorgeous and elaborate spread. Awesome Gurl !

    Cheers & Happy Cooking,
    Satrupa

    http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

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  23. What an array of beautiful dishes..a visual treat indeed..Great job here!

    US Masala

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  24. Just awesome! My invitation must have been lost in the mail....

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  25. That's a feast!
    By the way, I have an Award for you.
    Plz collect it.
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  26. This is an awesome, mouthwatering buffet! Lucky guests!! congratulations for organising such a lovely dinner!

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  27. Love your cutlets, they are simply delicious looking.

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  28. Sounds like a lovely meal planned for friends and family.

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  29. Congrats on your proposal being chosen such a great honor and so well deserved this is fabulous, what a spread you did an awesome job, lots of work went into this and it shows, amazing!

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  30. What a feast! and so many that I would love to serve at my own table! Am especially interested in the fish balls and the raita.

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  31. This menu is for kings! You did a great job!

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  32. beautiful, I'ma huge fan of sri lankan food. there is an amazing restaurant near hour house that makes kale with shredded coconut, so good.

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  33. Loved reading your post! Looks like a really nice day, thanks for sharing it all!

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  34. So exotic and beautiful! A great meal...

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  35. Wow! What an impressive and beautiful meal you created and shared. This is what memories are truly made of. :)

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  36. wow! those all look amazing and delicious! great job!

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  37. that was one awesome meal..hats off to you..the chicken roast looks awesome

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  38. What a fun and beautiful meal! I think it's awesome that you were able to recreate the menu. I love when foods are associated with memories. :)

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  39. Wow what a spread...They were so lucky..:-)

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  40. This is indeed an epic meal for the ages - just gorgeous.Your photos shine and the buffet is exquisite. Your guests received royal food. Just a beautiful 24x24.

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  41. Hi dear there is an award waiting for you in my space ..please collect.

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  43. oh wow!! you participated for the 24X24 mashallah your table and meals look gorgeous and mouth watering. =)

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  44. What an amazing-looking and unique meal. Yum!

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  45. Love the falooda drink colour and the custard.A perfect menu.

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  46. What a wonderful feast! You did such a great job with this. Each and every picture was making my mouth water! Thank you so much for sharing. I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday.

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  47. Wht a huge spread of all things wonderful! Hats off to you.

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  48. This sounds and looks like a beautiful dinner! Congrats on the 24x24!!

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  49. Oh my...that looks amazing! Congratulations on the 24x24! With a meal like that you certainly deserve it!

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  50. Slurrrp..food looks appetising

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  51. wow, the first click I thought you are writing a restaurant review, wonderful set up! congrats on the 24 x 24, beautiful done!, delicious menu ! lovely presentation

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  52. That's a grand feast. Everything looks delicious!

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  53. Incredible! I can't believe you made all that in one day! Masha Alla.. awesome blog! love it..

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  54. What a feast... loved the presentation and the ambiance.

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  55. Thankyou for visitng my place.
    Wowo i wish i was there for the party, looks super yumm everything.

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  56. The presentation does look great! The foods are so mouthwatering! Yummm!!! It must be an interesting experience to have attend a Sri Lankan Muslim wedding.

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  57. great job akheela...wht a mouthwatering meal...simply heavenly n inviting...catching up with ur creative posts....keep the great work dear...

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  58. Buffet style is the only way to go...

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  59. Fantastic presentation on your 24x24. Everything looks wonderful.

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  60. That meal looks amazing. What's funny is that I saw the Cutlets while I have my Paula Deen magazine open to her catfish balls and they look exactly the same. Big difference is that your recipe looks MUCH better. Much, much.

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