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DROP-IN DINNER: Flavours of Uttar Pradesh by Anjana & Neeti

September 27, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Uttar Pradesh is the most populous state in India, with over 200 million inhabitants, and home to some of India’s most famous landmarks, like the Taj Mahal. The state’s rich culinary tradition reflects the many Hindu festivals where vegetarian specialities are enjoyed. Tonight expat engineers Anjana Meel & Neeti Gupta are bringing some of their favourite of the region’s festive foods to share with you at The Dep.
Dahi Vada $6
Chaats are a broad category of street food snacks in Northern India that artfully combine crunchy and creamy, salty and sweet, cool and spicy. Dahi Vada is a popular chaat which consists of fried savoury dumplings of urad dal (also known as black gram or black lentil) dunked in creamy yogurt sauce and garnished with spicy and sweet chutneys, spices and fresh coriander
Festive Uttar Pradesh Thali $14
A selection of traditional UP favourites
Dubki Wale Aloo — a thin, flavourful curry made with potatoes popular in Uttar Pradesh — dubki means “to swim”, so it’s like potatoes are swimming in the curry.
Kadhu & Bedai — Sweet and spicy curry made with pumpkin and often served during festivals, alongside a fried flatbread (Bedai) filled with urad dal and spices.
Boondi Raita — Tender chickpea dumplings in a spicy yogurt sauce.
Veg Tehri — an aromatically spiced one-pot rice & vegetable dish inspired by the Awadhi cuisine and dum (slow cooking) technique of the city of Lucknow.
Kathal Ki Sookhi Maseledar Subzi — This dish of spicy green jackfruit is a traditional summer festive vegetable, popularly known as vegetarian meat, and unique to Uttar Pradesh.
Phool Makhana Ki Kheer $6
Popularly made during fasting, it is a healthy and nutritious pudding made using phool makhana (puffed lotus seeds), milk and sugar and topped with nuts
Prix Fixe Menu $25
Chaat + Thali + Sweet
Anjana Meel & Neeti Gupta are both engineers by profession, but love to cook for family and friends. They enjoy researching and experimenting with the vast range recipes from their home country, India, as well as discovering dishes from around the world.
Every Thursday The Depanneur is an ‘open mic’ night for culinary talent in TO, where we invite guest cooks, amateur or professional, to come and make their favourite dishes.


September 27, 2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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