We invited a couple of American friends over and spent most of Christmas day working our way through four courses of spicy, home-made, Indian goodies. First course was papadums with raita and a selection of pickles and chutneys, washed down with a cold glass of Sekt:
After that we had American-made salad to cool us off, together with mushroom and broccoli pakoras straight out of the karahi.
Then onto the main course, which consisted of a selection from a bowl of a mild and creamy pumpkin, chickpea and coconut curry, and a bowl of fiery aubergine, tomato and mushroom curry. Of course heaps of basmati rice and home-made naan bread, plus a rather cheeky Californian red wine, were on hand:
The feast was a great success and we were full to bursting. No room even for cheese and biscuits and a glass of mango lassi that we had planned.
Next Christmas we might get the tajine out and have a Moroccan-themed feast. Do you want to join us?