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.
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 is a classic Indian dessert made with carrots, butter and milk. Carrot Burfi is perfect for all occasions.
- 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.
- Is made with coconut, cilantro and hot green chillies and served with
- savoury snacks and appitizers
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.
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.
Naan bread is a sweet bread made with either yoghurt or coconut milk, cardamon and fennel seeds.
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.
Spinach. Cauliflower, Peas and Sweet Potato Curry
Mildly spiced vegetables.
Mombasa Chicken is chicken cooked in yoghurt, coconut, almonds and spices.
Sweet Mango Chutney
Mango Chutney is a sweet chutney served with spicy Entrees.
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
These are handmade squares infused with natural flavours of lemon, rose, orange and mint then dusted lightly with confectioners sugar.