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Cooking for the crowd – meme

Anthony started this meme. Thanks for tagging me Tony- Hmm when was the last time I cooked for a crowd. Ok When it comes to cooking even 4 is a crowd for me !!!

1. When did i cook for a crowd ?
Around 4 months back I cooked for Ravi’s friend and classmate – He visited us with his pregnant wife and brother. That makes preparing lunch for 5 of us.. Did I not say 4 is a crowd for me ??

2. What did I cook ?
Since I was cooking for a pregnant friend I wanted to cook several items so that she could taste everything. I had known that she was in the puking phase of pregnancy and puked almost every 2 hours. They are vegetarians from punjab and my menu was totally keeping her in mind.

The menu :

  • garelu – Deep fried fritters that are an andhra delicacy prepared out of batter of soaked split green gram. Made a coarse paste of gram, curry leaves, coriander, chillies, cumin. Crispy starters
  • idlyTypical south indian must have trademark recipe.
  • sambar Another trademark recipe expected from a Tamil/Telugu dinner. Fill a cup with yummy sambar and allow your idlies to float, a little taste of hzeaven
  • Raita – A must-have accompaniment to any biriyani
  • Potato peas kurma – A aromatic spicy curry sauce thickened with coconut paste
  • Gobi fryA simple fry of cauliflower with chillipowder and salt.
  • RasamTangy, hot soup with pepper, cumin, tomato, coriander, chillies, garlic
  • Rasamalaibaked ricotta cheese balls soaked in flavoured condensed sweetened milk

Our guests loved our food, they stayed till tea – We had lots of fun chitchatting that day !!!

Would love to know what Priya, Gattina, Indira, Shaheen cook for their guests !!


November 30, 2006 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. Wow Revathi. That is quite a spread. Cheers!

    Comment by Lakshmik | December 1, 2006 | Reply

  2. have u blogged abot the garelu? would love to get that recipe. Nice spread for a verg meal. thanks for tagging. will do it next.

    Comment by Shaheen | December 1, 2006 | Reply

  3. Very nice to read your MeMe, Revathi:)

    What a collection of dishes for a crowd.Mouthwatering.

    Have a great weekend and cook a lot.

    Comment by Asha | December 1, 2006 | Reply

  4. Thanks for tagging me Revathi, will blog about MEME soon.
    Soy Chunks biriyani looks YUMMM !

    Comment by Priya S&S | December 1, 2006 | Reply

  5. Revathi,
    thanks for tagging me. I’ll do it by next week too, will let you know after I complete.

    Comment by gattina | December 2, 2006 | Reply

  6. I would have loved to gorge on the ras malai the most.. have you posted a recipe of ras malai yet?

    Comment by tony | December 5, 2006 | Reply

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