Easy Entertaining: Indian Menu for 10

We had some friends over on Sunday night and prepared an Indian menu for the event.  I have decided that from now on, when I entertain, I'm only making indian food.  It's all make-ahead.  You can make everything in the morning, and you'll have so much time left in the day you won't know what to do with yourself.  You can probably squeeze in a road trip.  :)  The flavors will mingle all afternoon until you re-heat the dishes.  Don't add the peas to the rice or to the cauliflower until you re-heat everything.  I can provide more recipe details and tips upon request!  rabbitfoodrocks@gmail.com

Dinner Menu

Storebought Naan (reheated on a skillet (not shown))

Gobi Masala (recipe adapted from cookbook Mangos & Curry Leaves)

Saag Paneer (from cookbook Khana Kazana with a few changes)

Rajmah Daal (exact recipe from http://www.showmethecurry.com/)

Jeera & Peas Pullao (thanks to my rice cooker  :) 


Mango-Saffron Custard (Srikhand) - from http://www.showmethecurry.com/ with a few ingredient changes to make it less fatty but just as yummy!  :)


  1. Hosting a party where you can actually enjoy yourself and not be stuck in the kitchen all day before or even during? THAT'S what I'm talkin' about =D. Plus I simply ADORE Indian food, as you probably know by now. It's funny I never liked saag paneer that much, but now that I've made homemade paneer, I'm curious to try it again as I loved the flavor/texture of homemade. All looking fabulous! Lucky guests =D.

  2. Monica G. KalraApril 13, 2011

    Wow..I just salivated a little=)

  3. I was one of her lucky guests and let me tell you...it was all divine! My favorite was the Gobi Masala and I'm not a fan of Srikhand but could have had 10 servings of the Mango-Saffron Custard.

  4. Please provide the recipes! These look delectable

  5. oops to michkivi@aol.com


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