Today I have company for Lunch. I will serve them with Mithi Sev ,(Sweet Vermicelli) papadam, Cutlas, Prawn Bhatt, Kachumber and Cream Caramel.
Mithi sev is vermicelli noodles sautéed in butter, cooked in sugar syrup and spices. For special occasions we start with a sweet dish and serve this with papadum.
Papadum, is a thin, crisp Indian cracker. It is made from flour derived from either lentils, rice or potato. Salt and peanut oil are added to make a dough, which can be flavored with seasonings such as chili, cumin, garlic,or black pepper. The dough is rolled into a thin, round flatbread and then dried in the sun, and can be cooked by deep frying, roasting over an open flame, toasting or microwaving. It is typically served as an accompaniment to a meal in India. It is also eaten as an appetizer or a snack and can be eaten with various toppings such as chopped onions, chutney or other dips and condiments. In some parts of India, it is served as the final item in a meal.
Papadum can be bought in a packet from an Indian Grocery store. Most Supermarkets also carry it.
Packet of Papadum Rolled papadum ready to serve
This is ground beef, mixed with spices, made into a disc, dipped in beaten eggs and deep fried. I bake it and then dip it in eggs and deep fry. Cutlets are very tasty, it is an appetizer. You can make it into a hamburger and serve it with fries or serve the cutlets with fries and a salad.. .
Crème caramel is also known as caramel custard – is a custard dessert with layer of soft caramel on top. The dish is eaten throughout the world. Back at home we use to steam this but now a lot of people bake it.
This spicy prawn and rice dish is a meal on its own. You make the sauce and cook the rice and prawns separately and serve the rice with prawns on top. It is served on special occasions. This is a Pakistani dish and the recipe was given to me by my family in Pakistan. They make it with Fish but I often use prawns instead.