Fund Raising Dinner

On April 30th, there was a fund raising Dinner for the homeless in the Comox Valley that I had gone to, to help.  A lot of volunteers were involved in the event. there.  On Friday we did a lot of preparation and on Saturday we cooked.  While the kitchen team finished the dishes, other volunteers were setting up the dining and reception rooms.

The function started at 6pm.  Carrot Barfi was served to welcome the guests.  Drinks and Samosas were served in the reception area.

At 7 pm the dinning room doors opened and the guests were seated.  Ganthia, samosa chips and far far with the chutney were placed on the table.

The soup was served first. The rest of the courses were served family style at the tables.

After dinner there were speeches and entertainment including belly dancing and bhangra.

Night of Wonders


The face

Room Setting

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Samosa, Meat and Vegetables

  • A samosa is a stuffed, deep fried snack that is very popular in the Indian Subcontinent.
  • It generally consists of a fried triangular, pastry shell with a savoury filling, which may include spiced
  • potatoes, onions, peas, coriander, and lentils, or ground lamb, beef or chicken.






Carrot Burfi

Carrot Burfi is a classic Indian dessert made with carrots, butter and milk.   Carrot Burfi is perfect for all occasions.

Carrot Burfi






Samosa Chips

  • Samosa chip is the end bit that is left after you have shaped the samosa pastry.
  • This is deep fried, sprinked with salt, red chilli and citric acid.
  • it is a good tea time snack, or served with drinks.  It tastes good served with Tamarind,
  • or coconut chutney.

Samosa Chips








Coconut Chutney:

  • Is made with coconut, cilantro and hot green chillies and served with
  • savoury snacks and appitizers

Coconut chutney






Far Far

Far Far is an Indian snack food made with potato starch and tinted sago.  They may also contain tapioca and wheat flour.  Far Far puffs up instantly when deep fried and either eaten as a snack or served like papadum to accompany a meal.  They come with a variety of colours and shapes such as stars, hollow tubes, and flat squares.

Far Far











Tikha ganthia is a crunchy and spicy deep fried strands made from gram flour dough.









Halibut and Prawn Coconut Soup

Halibut and Prawn soup is made in a lighly spiced coconut milk.

Fish and Halibut Soup with coconut Sauce





Naan Bread

Naan bread is a sweet bread made with either yoghurt or coconut milk, cardamon and fennel seeds.

Naan Bread









Aloo Chaat

Chaat is a term describing savoury snacks, typically served at road side tracks from stalls or food carts in India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh.  Aloo chaat is crispy fried puri, boiled potatoes and chickpeas, yoghurt,

Tamarind chutney, Mint chutney and sev.

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Spinach. Cauliflower, Peas and Sweet Potato Curry

Mildly spiced vegetables.






Mombasa Chicken

Mombasa Chicken is chicken cooked in yoghurt, coconut, almonds and spices.

Mombasa Chicken









Sweet Mango Chutney

Mango Chutney is a sweet chutney served with spicy Entrees.

Mango Chutney







Kuchumber is a good side dish that goes well with almost any Indian dish.  Kuchumber is a salad made with Onion, Tomatoes, cucumber, hot green chillies tossed with indian spices and herbs.








Sambaro prepared with cabbage, carrots, hot green chillies and raw mango.  It is an accompaniment to a lot of dishes.  It can be as mild as you want or as hot as you want.






Mango Ice cream

Turkish Delight

These are handmade squares infused with natural flavours of lemon, rose, orange and mint then dusted lightly with confectioners sugar.

Turkish Delight

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