Recipies for party

Discussion in 'NonVegetarian Kitchen' started by blessbabydust, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. blessbabydust

    blessbabydust IL Hall of Fame

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    Hi lovely ladies
    i have guest coming this week to my home for lunch . can someone suggest me recipies and ideas for party (veg & non veg ) thanks in advance
    this is what i had in my mind :-
    1. Chicken gravy
    2. Dal
    3. Pulao
    4. Fish fry
    5. Kulfi (home made)
    6. Paneer + peas masala


    plz suggest something with chicken and fish (as they dont eat lamb or goat ).
     
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  2. priyasudhakar

    priyasudhakar Gold IL'ite

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    hi bless,

    here my ideas, hope it helps

    1. chicken soup
    2. fruit salad
    3. ice cream
    4. chicken 65
    5. fish fingers
     
  3. sitharaj

    sitharaj Gold IL'ite

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    hey blessedbabydust...

    i like the menu; i might just add a starter- maybe something veg, like cauliflower fritters, or veg pakodas and add a green salad.

    When I have guests and the menu includes masala khanna, I always serve some lemon ginger drink.

    Happy cooking :)
     
  4. kveena

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    Usually a non vegetarian doesn't eat much of the veggie dishes when there is a nonveg dish.So I suggest you focus on the nonveg dishes and keep the veg menu simple unless you also have another guest who is pure vegetarian.

    Here is the menu I prepared for a guest who payed a visit recently.

    Starters - chicken 65 with lemon wedges and onion rings

    Main course:
    Rice
    - white rice
    Curry - Andhra fish curry, aloo fry
    Dal - Tomato methi leaves dal
    Chutney - Coriander leaves chutney
    Curds - plain curds
    Desert - Saffron kulfi (easy instant kind)

    I prepared the fish curry the day before as it tastes better the next day and was easy this way.As we had a male guest, we also served beer with chicken 65.

    Now for the recipes:

    1.I followed vahchefs fish curry recipe, search for "vahchef fish curry" in youtube and you will find it.

    2.I followed saffron kulfi recipe from a food blog called enjoyindianfood.

    3.Aloo fry - Peel, chop the potatoes into small cubes & immediately add to water to prevent them from blackening.Heat oil, add mustard,urad dal,cumin seeds & let them crackle.Add curry leaves,onions,green chillies,garlic. Cover & fry on a medium flame till the onions are nicely transparent.Add the potatoes & mix well. Fry for a while (do not cover) till nicely cooked & fried till light brown. Add salt, chilli powder, turmeric powder & fry for a min.Serve.

    4.Tomato methi leaves dal - Pressure cook toor dal with water,turmeric,few drops of oil,few chopped onions,few green chillies till soft.Remove and let cool, mash with tamarind juice and keep aside.Mix few fresh methi leaves with salt and keep aside for 30 mins.Squeeze water from the leaves,this removes the bitterness,also wash off the salt and squeeze again.Fry the methi leaves in little oil and keep aside.Heat little oil in a pan,add red dried chillies,mustard seeds,cumin seeds,curry leaves,hing,crushed garlic and fry.Add chopped tomatoes,salt,chilli powder,turmeric and fry till soft with the lid covered.Now add the fried methi leaves and the mashed dal and cook for 15 mins on low heat.Serve hot.

    If you want to prepare a fancy menu and don't mind the effort, here is another.I prepared this for my sons birthday.

    Starters - Fish fingers

    Main course:
    Rice/bread
    - Chicken Pulav, white rice, plain paratha, veg soft noodles
    Curry - Chicken Kurma, Chilli chicken
    Dal - Plain dal with ghee
    Rasam - Pepper rasam
    Pachadi - Brinjal chutney
    Curds - raita, plain curds
    Desert - Ravva ladoo

    Now for the recipes,

    1.I followed vahchefs fish fingers recipe, you can find it in youtube.
    2.I sent a recipe for chicken pulao to vahchef and he made a video of it.You can find it under the name andhra chicken pulao in youtube.
    3.I also followed vahchefs chilli chicken,you will find this in youtube.
    4.For the parata, I used vahchefs latcha parata recipe (without the gunpowder), you will find this too in youtube.
    5.I followed the remaining recipes from sailusfood website.

    All these recipes, tastes good.I suggest you prepare this only if you have lots of time in hand.

    Hope this helps and good luck.
     
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  5. blessbabydust

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    thanks ladies i have decided the menu as suggested there is one person who is puerly vegetarian ...
    Starter :- mixed vegetable pakoda
    Main course :-
    1. Dal curry
    2. Pulao
    3. Chicken ularathu
    4. Green fish fry
    5. Matter paneer masala

    Desert :-
    1. My fav home made kulfi ( iam planning to make this a day prior )
    2. Lemon ginger drink
     
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    Thanks veena will try out for another guest who is coming in two weeks time ..pure non veg .. please send me more recipies and ideas thanks in advance
     
  7. kveena

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    If you are looking for some restuarant style non veg menu, here is one:

    Appetiser - Chicken sweet corn soup
    Starters - Fish fingers, Keema cutlet (chicken/mutton)

    Main course:
    Rice/bread
    - Chicken Pulav, white rice, plain paratha, veg soft noodles
    Curry - Chicken Kurma, Veg manchuria
    Dal - plain tadka dal
    Rasam - Pepper rasam
    Chutney - Tomato chutney
    Curds - raita, plain curds
    Desert - Microwave kalakhand

    Chicken kurma goes well with pulao and parata.Noodles with manchuria,rice with dal,rasam,chutney & curds.

    For the recipes,
    1. Chicken pulao by vahchef in youtube.
    2.Chicken kurma is grandmas chicken curry by vahchef in youtube.
    3.Veg manchuria by vahchef in youtube.
    4.Tomato chutney by vahchef.
    5.Keema mutti & raita by vahchef in youtube.
    6.Kalakhand using microwave -

    Ingredients:
    Ricotta cheese - 2cups
    Dry Milk Powder - 2 cups
    Sugar - 1.5 cups
    Unsalted Butter - 6 ounces

    Method:
    Melt the butter & take 6 ounces of it and add to a deep microwave dish, mix the rest of the ingredients with it. Microwave high for 5 min, Check and mix well microwave again for 4 mins. Remove and cut into squares when cooled.Serve.

    Remaining recipes are from sailus website.

    Here is another menu:

    Starters - Medu vada, spicy chicken fry

    Main course:
    Rice - Hyderabadi chicken biryani, white rice
    Curry - Chicken kurma,Mirchi ka salan
    Chutney - Tomato pachadi
    Rasam - Tomato rasam
    Curds - Raita, plain curds
    Desert - Fruit custard

    Vada goes well with chicken kurma,biryani with salan and raita.You can find all these recipes in youtube by vahchef.

    Chicken fry - Marinate chicken with salt,chilli powder,turmeric, ginger garlic paste,a spoons of curds,few curry leaves for overnight.Pressure cook marinated chicken till done.Heat little oil,fry cloves,cinnamon,curry leaves,green chillies,onions till light brown.Add ginger garlic paste and fry till rawness leaves.Add the cooked chicken, little garam masala powder,little coriander powder,littler pepper powder and roast well.Remove from heat and add little lime juice and cilantro.Mix well & serve with white rice/parata/or as a starter.

    Another menu:

    Appetiser - Hot and sour vegetable soup
    Starters - Veg spring rolls, Chicken lolipop

    Main course:
    Rice
    - Veg fried rice, pulihora,white rice
    Curry - Egg pulusu, chilli chicken, aloo fry
    Dal - Tomato pappu, plain dal with ghee
    Rasam - Pepper rasam with papad
    Chutney - Green chilli chutney
    Curds - plain curds
    Desert - Fruit custard

    All the above recipes are from vahchef.Hope this helps.
     
  8. blessbabydust

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    thanks veena but they are usual ones i want something different and always try new recipies with my guest (they are my guinea pig hehehe ) ... the ones above mentioned is usualy ones i dont want to bore the guest and think the same usual ones ... i like keema mutti thats unusal ..
     
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    Some of the snacks that you could try are
    1. Fish fingers - Marinated fish fingers are coated in egg and breadcrumbs and deep fried.Vahchefs recipe is good.
    2. Fish cutlet - You could boil the boneless pieces,mash well & mix with spices that you use for fish fingers/fish fry.Make round patties,dip in beaten egg,roll in breadcrumbs and then deep fry.
    3.Keema cutlets - you could try with chicken or mutton keema & follow vahchefs keema mutti recipe.
    4.Chicken pakodi - You could marinate chicken with salt,chilli powder,garam masala powder,ginger garlic paste,egg,cornflour,maida,besan,little curds and deep fry them.
    5.Fish,chicken,mutton kababs - you can look for these kababs in vahchefs youtube page.
    6.Chicken lollipop - chicken wings are cut into lollipops,marinated and deep fried.Vahchefs recipe is good.He also demonstrates the cutting.
    7.Amritsari fish - Look for this in the web,its tasty I tried it once.
    8.Keema samosas - chicken/mutton keema samosas are great too.I had them in hyderabad.
    9.Lukhmi - square shaped keema samosa
    10.Nargisi kabab - Boiled egg coated wrapped in keema curry,dipped in egg,rolled in breadcrumbs and deep fried.Also called scotch eggs.Vahchef had made nargisi kofta curry,you could add them to a curry or eat as a snack.
    11.Chicken puffs - If you are in usa, you can get some puff pastry sheets.Make some masala fry with chicken boneless or keema,make puffs and bake them.You could also try egg puffs & curry puffs.
    12.Apollo fish - cut the fish into strips or cubical pieces. Marinate with chilli powder ginger-garlic paste, salt, coriander and turmeric powders, rice flour and cornflour. Deep-fry until crisp. Then toss in a pan using chilli powder, lemon juice and curry leaves.
    13.Pizza - If you are good at baking pizza, you can try some indian style pizza like chicken tikka pizza,chicken tandoori pizza.
    14.Chicken/mutton masala vada - I have seen this on tv, they mixed regular channa dal mixture(for masala vada) with chicken/mutton keema and made vadas.Never tried it but sounds good.
    15.Mushroom - you could make lots of snacks with this if you are a mushroom lover.Some of them are mushroom pakodi,mushroom cutlet,mushroom balls,mushrooms are high in protein & gives the nonveg taste.
    16.Wontons - You could try veg/chicken wontons.They like very tiny spring rolls with very little filling, they are wrapped differently.You could check them in the web & learn to wrap them using your own filling.Tastes good with hot garlic sauce.
    17.Ginger chicken - Vahchefs recipe is too good.
    18.chicken chops - Big pieces of chicken with/without bones are marinated with salt,chilli powder,turmeric,ginger garlic paste,chopped curry leaves,garam masala powder,pepper powder,lemon juice.Each piece is dipped in egg,coated in breadcrumbs and deep fried in oil.
    19.Frankies/kathi rolls - These rolls are made with maida roti,omelettes,chicken filling(chicken tikka,chicken 65,chilli chicken),sliced onions,lime juice.There are lots of recipes on the web.I have tried some,tastes good.
    20.Momos - Veg/chicken momos can be deep fried or steamed.You could try the indianchinese recipe.They are available in the web.
    21. chicken majestic - one has to cut boneless chicken into long strips. The chicken is to be marinated with salt pepper, egg and cornflour. Fry until crisp. In a separate pan heat a little oil. Sauté chopped garlic, onion, and then add red chilly sauce and cook. Add tomato sauce, and a little vinegar. Toss the chicken in the sauce and add a little bit of vinegar. Season with salt and pepper and finish with a little fresh cream.
    22. Dragon chicken - Marinate chicken with salt,ajinomoto,pepper,corn flour,egg and deep fry in hot oil,remove and keep aside. Heat oil in a frying pan. Add chopped ginger, garlic and the red dried chilli flakes & fresh red chillies. Sauté till it become slightly brown. Add tomato and Soya sauce. Add fried chicken, diced onion, capsicum and season with salt and sugar. Garnish with crushed cashew nuts and spring onions. Serve hot.
    23 Dragon roll - An unusual spring roll, check the recipe at authenticfooddelights blog.

    For the main course:
    Nilgiri kurma - vahchefs recipe is good, its made of cilantro,curry leaves,mint,green chillies.
    Coriander chicken - vahchefs recipe is good.
    kadai chicken,chicken/mutton kolapuri are available on the web.
    Shezwaun noodles/shezwaun fried rice - This is more spicy than the regular soft noodles and fried rice, it tastes good.You can look for it in an indian food blog.

    If you go to google books and search for sanjeev kapoor, you get to review some part of each of his cooking book.

    I am a fan of this blog.zee food channel is available in youtube,you can look for some good chef recipes.The username is zkhanakhazana.These two channels are good.

    This should help you, I guess.
     
  10. rkgurbani

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    Lovely ideas...my mouth is watering. Am I invited???
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    Anyway, my quick menu always includes the following...
    * SNACKS - I usually serve two starters so that I do not have to serve jusnk like chips etc. My favourrite starters are samosa and hariyali tikki for veg and in non-veg, its mostly chicken pakoda, mince samosas/puffs
    * MAIN COURSE - I avoid dal as its very common, so I make a curry either curd or besan or tomato. In rice, its jeera rice, veg pulao or just steamed rice. My non-veg choice is usually prawn/fish curry. chicken in any thick gravy (I like palak gravy as its different from the regular red gravies) and keema.
    *BREADS - It is mostly methi parathas or plain chapatis or sometimes pita bread if available
    * DESSERTS - The choice is home-made kulfi or ice-cream sometimes served with gulab jamun or carrot halwa or chocolate cake or it could be the all-time favourite Caramel Pudding

    I choose from the above usually and plan a menu.

    I hope you have a great party!!
     

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