Thursday, November 5, 2015

Menu Madness: Indian Buffet Trio from Chloe's Kitchen

While Chloe's Kitchen (by Chloe Coscarelli) has menus listed in the back of the book, this collection of recipes is all together in the main dish section, though as involves four dishes I am counting it as a menu! I made this for my Dad's birthday a couple of years ago because he loves Indian food (yes, I am that far behind in getting through my photos!).

The 'trio' in question are saag aloo, chana masala, and vegetable biriyani, with the added fourth of some garlic naan.

Indian Buffet Trio: Saag Aloo, Chana Masala, and Vegetable Biryani, with Garlic Naan


Saag Aloo: This was my favourite of the trio. Delicious potatoes and spinach in a cashew-based sauce. So good.
Rating: :D

Indian Buffet Trio: Saag Aloo


Chana Masala: Chickpeas, tomatoes, spices, classic. It has a tablespoon of sweetener in it, which I found to be a bit too sweet, but it was still good.
Rating: :)

Indian Buffet Trio: Chana Masala


Biriyani: I love biriyani, and this made a lot! It is packed full of romato, mixed veggies, and raisins. The leftovers were also great (sprinkled with nooch, because I have no shame and it tastes great with nooch!).
Rating: :)

Indian Buffet Trio: Vegetable Biryani


Garlic Naan: I was really excited about this, but unfortunately it was a bit of a let down. The dough is based on her pizza dough, but ended up being super sticky even when I added a bunch more flour. So they were tricky to cook. The taste was OK, but not really naan.
Rating: :|

Indian Buffet Trio: Garlic Naan


And here are some more photos of them all. There was the option of serving with Chloe's tamarind mango chutney (from another recipe in the book), but I served with store-bought mango chutney and some plain soy yoghurt.

Indian Buffet Trio: Saag Aloo, Chana Masala, and Vegetable Biryani


Indian Buffet Trio: Saag Aloo, Chana Masala, and Vegetable Biryani, with Garlic Naan


Cute Kitty Photo of the Post

Sahara paws


Continuing on with the paw theme, here is Sahara holding onto her tail with her paw. She does this sometimes and it is adorable.

5 comments:

  1. Beautiful spread! I love Indian food too. I need to check out that book! Adorable kitty photo as always!

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  2. Love that you appear to have made the least spicy dishes :)

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  3. Love that you appear to have made the least spicy dishes :)

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  4. Everything looks great, especially the biriyani -- we got Chloe's Kitchen for my mom last Christmas so I'll have to check out these recipes sometime! Such a cute pic of Sahara holding her tail; Buttons was doing that a couple nights ago, too! :)

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  5. Oh wow - that spread looks amazing. Chana masala is one of my favourite things. I'm not sure I would enjoy it with sweetener in it really either.
    I have never thought to make my own biryani! What a good idea. There is a vendor at the market that sells vegan biryani, so I buy it once in awhile, but much prefer the idea of making my own.
    Your cat is completely adorable =)

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