An Indian Dinner
St. Margaret’s Global Cuisine Potluck suppers start again this month, on Saturday, Jan. 21. The theme will be Indian cuisine, as it was in 2016, 2015, 2013 and 2012. The Indian dinners always bring an amazing display of dishes from India’s diverse regions, many of them pungently spiced, others mild and sauced with yoghurts and herbs.
In preparation for the feast this year, why not visit Wikipedia’s discussion of India’s cuisine and regional specialties? Or find dishes from the Kerala region on this website: http://food.ndtv.com/lists/10-best-kerala-recipes-705255. You might try the Chemeen Pollichathu (pan-seared shrimp) or the chicken stew with appams, those lacy-looking pancakes that are made from cooked rice, grated coconut, soaked rice and sugar. You will find a recipe for Kozikode Biryani, a chicken and rice dish that includes 13 different spices, tomatoes, onions and 4 hard-boiled eggs. The site offers three different recipes for fish curry and a tempting spinach stir-fry that involves grated coconut, chilies, curry leaves and turmeric.
Whatever you decide to make – and non-Indian dishes are welcome, too – bring along a friend or two to see for themselves what good cooks and hosts we are. The potlucks start at 6 p.m. in the parish hall. Come a bit earlier if your dish needs to be reheated or assembled on site. Remember to bring your own beverages. Non-cooks may contribute ice cream or volunteer for clean-up. We welcome both!