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Pick up on WED Sep 29, 6-7:30pm
Indian and Persian cultures have been intertwined for centuries, part of the migration of Islam Eastward through the Indian subcontinent, culminating in the Mughal Empire of the 16-19th C. Persian was the official language of most Indian Muslim dynasties, and was also the dominant aristocratic language of poetry and literature. Centuries of trade in spices, ingredients and ideas are evident in the cuisines of both cultures, and showcased in this Indo-Persian menu by Chef Romina Arya of Auth Foods.
Papad with Mango Salsa & Ginger Broth (vegan)
Papadams, delicate baked crips of urad dal (black lentils), served with a mango & tomato salsa, and a bracing, cool ginger & lemongrass broth, to awaken the palate and stimulate the appetite.
Indo Persian Lamb Kofta
Tender kofta (lamb meatballs) seasoned with Iranian spices like fennel, saffron and turmeric, gently simmered in a tomato sauce, served with loobia polo (a Persian green bean & tomato rice pilaf), creamy garlic labneh (thickened yogurt), heirloom tomato salad, harissa (a spicy North African red pepper paste) -infused hummus, and homemade naan dusted with za’atar (a Middle Eastern blend of thyme, sesame seeds & spices).
South Indian Green Plantain Kofta (vegan)
Green plantains show off their versatility, seasoned with curry leaf, cumin, and chiles, and simmered in tomato sauce. Served with aromatic basmati rice, heirloom tomato salad, harrissa hummus and za’atar naan.
Chocolate ”Salami“ (vegan)
A popular Persian-Italian dessert, a thick, fudgey dough made with dark chocolate, cocoa, coconut oil and studded with pistachios, rolled into a log and chilled; when sliced, it resembles a salami. Served with candied strawberries.
Lamb, Vegan, or 1/2+1/2
Indo-Persian Dinner — $48 for 2 • $90 for 4
ORDERING FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED. PICKUP IS WED 6-7:30PM
Chef Romina Arya is originally from Iran and learned cooking from her family’s traditional Iranian and Lebanese recipes. She quickly started developing her own recipes and experimenting with flavours from all over the Middle East. She fell in love with authentic Indian cuisine after coming to Canada and has not stopped exploring dishes from all states of India. She recently started Auth Foods, offering Indian chutneys and a variety of Indian and Middle Eastern catering services. @authofto