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Onion Carrot Yogurt Salad or Raita

This is an easy cold salad made with yogurt, known as raita. It is a delicious, quick to make salad, which would be wonderful to serve with spicy food. 

1 cup thick Greek yogurt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 tsp raita salt or regular salt
1 red onion chopped
1 carrot chopped small

Steamed eggplant yogurt salad

steamed eggplant yogurt salad
This raita is made with steamed eggplant, it is a delicious cold salad to serve as a side dish with rice, flat breads and bread or serve as a dip with vegetables.

Karachi Biryani

karachi biryani
This is a flavourful biryani that can be made with beef or mutton. The rice dish can be served with raita, yogurt salad, or salad.

Bombay biryani

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1 1/2 cups basmati rice soak for 1/2 hour
1 tbsp salt
water 1" above the rice level

Cook the rice separate with 1 tbsp salt in water about 1" above the rice level. Cook until more than half cooked, remove from heat and drain the water if there is any.

2 tbsp ghee or oil
2 cups meat cut into cubes
1 cup onion
1 cup tomatoes
1 cup potatoes cut into cubes
1 tbsp ginger grated or paste
1/2 tbsp garlic paste
1/2 cup yogurt whipped
2 tbsp biryani mix *
1 1/2 cups water *

Heat ghee or oil and fry the onions till golden. Then add the tomatoes and fry till it softens. Add meat, ginger, garlic, potatoes, yogurt and biryani mix. Fry for about 10 minutes then add 1 1/2 cups water and cook on low heat till meat is tender.
* If making chicken reduce the amount of water to 1 cup and cook covered. Increase the heat and make the gravy thick.

Spread the cooked meat and curry in a pot then layer the rice, make two layers. Cover the pot tight and cook on low heat till rice is fully cooked. Mix before serving.
This rice can be served with raita yogurt salad.

* Recipe adapted from Shan Bombay biryani packet. It is sometimes convenient to use these types of spice mixtures that has lots of flavour.

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Foodbuzz 24x24: Epic meal down memory lane

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

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

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.
buffet wedding meal
Slow or steam cooked biryani
Biryani made with meat and spices cooked in slow fire with a pastry around the lid.
buffet wedding meal
Roast chicken pan fried
1 whole chicken or 10 chicken legs

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.
buffet wedding meal

buffet wedding meal
Green peas, carrot and cashew curry 
Peas, carrots and cashews cooked with salt, pepper, turmeric and coconut milk.
I used frozen mixed vegetables.
buffet wedding meal
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.
buffet wedding meal
Pickle with capsicum, onions, carrots, dates and pineapple.
buffet wedding meal
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.
buffet wedding meal
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.
buffet wedding meal

buffet wedding meal

Mostly bananas and pineapple are served at the weddings.
buffet wedding meal
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.
buffet wedding meal
Milk tea with ginger and spices.
buffet wedding meal
buffet wedding meal
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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Food palette series White and giveaway winners

Hi friends,

Food palette series this month will be White with a giveaway of $55 from CSN stores. Check out their tv stand and other home furnitures.

The giveaway winner for Food palette red is radish pickle.

Check out the links to see the delicious dishes from the events. Winners are picked using Congrats to Preethi and Roshan.

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Use the linky below (name of recipe and country) or email me at the URL and I will post it for you.

End product or ingredients used can be white (i.e. yogurt, milk, coconut, bananas, turnips etc)

veg or non-veg
no dishes with pork or alcohol

Maximum of 2 links per blog (new dishes I would prefer, but archived is fine)

Event is open to all. Giveaway is only for USA and Canada due to shipping.

Thank you everyone. Let the fun begin :)