When we decided to throw a surprise party for my parents 40th Marriage Anniversary, my wife and me were a bit confused about what the menu should be. My parents and my in-laws love Bengali or North Indian food, my father’s best friend is a complete vegan while my mother’s childhood friend have married a Hyderabadi and they love Telugu food. It was out of question to cook something as we both wanted to enjoy the party. And with such diverse choice we were out of option for a good restaurant. It was then the idea came to our mind. Why not try the ready to cook products from Kitchens of India. We can make the dish in no time and they offer great variety too. Once we logged into their site deciding on the menu became absolutely easy.
Next were the dishes, which we would be preparing ourselves. We chose absolutely simple items which could be prepared in no time, so that we do not get stuck inside the kitchen. First was Cucumber Raita, which would go well with both the Hyderabadi Biryani as well as the other dishes. For refreshment was the Masala Chaas. And of course Steamed Rice and Paranthas with butter.
– “Why don’t we add a chutney too? They have a great variety of chutneys and it will go well with the paranthas too.” My wife suggested.
It was a good idea, I thought. So we added Hot Mango Chutney.
Now we were almost done with our plan and the only thing that remained was the dessert. Jodhpuri Moong Daal Halwa was an easy first choice. But what about something sweet from the South? After a few minutes of brainstorming my wife came up with an excellent idea.
We can use the Moong Dal Halwa as the base to prepare Pasi Paruppu Payasam or Moong Dal Payasam. We just need to boil the halwa in milk and add some jaggery and our payasam will be ready!
Needless to say the party was a huge hit and everyone loved the food. Mrs. and Mr. Reddy were specially happy because it was the first time they were served Telugu dish in a Bengali home. That too of such high quality!
Thank you Kitchens of India for helping us organize such a memorable party!