Welcome Drink – Barley Water
This traditional beverage is considered to be an elixir for good health. It is prepared by slowly boiling whole barley grains and then blending them together to make a light, refreshing but fortifying beverage; it is mildly sweetened with sugar and served chilled.
Appetizer – Nargisi Kofta
Delicious vegetable fritters made with minced vegetables: potato, onion, beetroot, peas, ginger, chickpea flour and lots of different flavorful spices are rolled into “kofta” balls and delicately fried. Served hot with mint & coriander chutney.
Main Course – Jodhpuri Kabuli Pilaf
A colorful, rich, and exotic rice dish inspired by the national dish of Afghanistan, but a vegetarian version with an Indian twist. A complex, layered rice dish that blends spices and sweetness, with many colours and textures. Sauteed vegetables (potato, onion, cauliflower and beetroot) and fruits (grapes, orange, pomegranate seeds) are layered with fragrant, saffron-infused basmati rice and topped with crunchy croutons and served with a spiced vegetable gravy. Served with refreshing mild raita yogurt on the side.
Dessert – Sandesh
Popular dessert in the western parts of India (West Bengal), Sandesh is a delicate fresh milk cheese (paneer in whey) is sweetened with sugar & cardamom and topped with rose water, saffron and nuts.
Sarla Kothari is a homemaker and loves to cook for family and friends. Sarla has lived in different parts of India which has not only influenced her cooking style but also enriched her skill set by learning new cuisines and techniques. Sarla Kothari is also the co-founder of ‘Ankur Pathshaala’, a free tuition/education center for underprivileged children in Jaipur, India. Sarla is passionate about her work and strongly believes that anyone can contribute to make the world a little bit better every day!
Every Friday 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.