hosted by Darjeeling Express
This is the final supperclub for this year- the theme is the perfect match- no I am not starting a side business of a marriage bureau! I am matchmaking with food- serving the classic traditional combinations that are served together- Momo & Chilli Chutney, Tamarind & Puchkas, Mutton Biryani & Raita, Hyderabadi Baghare Baigan & Mirchi ka Salaan....an evening to savour street foods of Calcutta like Momo and Chaat- Mughlai specialities Chicken Chaap and Lachedar Paratha with traditional Hyderabadi accompaniments and end with my favourite Indian winter dessert- Gajjar ka Halwa with cream.
*Puchkas (Pani Puri)- Crisp Puchka shells stuffed with spiced potatoes and black chickpeas which are filled with spicy tamarind water.
*Momos with Green Chilli Chutney- Chicken dumplings steamed in Matkus VEG-Tofu and Cabbage Momos
*Dahi Puchka Chaat (Pani Puri shells layered with spiced yogurt and tamarind chutney)
*Baigan ka Pakora- Sliced Aubergine coated in gram flour and fried
*Mutton Dum Biryani VEG- Paneer Pallau
*Kheera ka Raita- Cucumber Raita
*Calcutta Chicken Chaap (A classic Mughlai dish created by the cooks from Awadh who settled in Bengal after the 1857 Mutiny) VEG- Cauliflower Korma
*Lachedar Paratha (Griddle fried layered flat bread cooked on a tawa)
*Hyderabadi Mirchi Ka Salaan (Usually served with Hyderabadi Biryani but in my family we served this spicy dish with Calcutta style Biryani!)
*Baghare Baigan (A tangy and spicy aubergine dish)
*Tamatar ka Cutt (Slow cooked spicy tomato base which is served with boiled eggs)
*Gajjar ka Halwa with Cream
*Darjeeling First Flush tea