SriLankan Vegetarian Feast $23.00
There has been a lot of request for another vegetarian SriLankan Curry, hence the repeat of the all time favorite feast.
Unfortunately I haven't managed to get from Amandhi what specific dishes we will be doing, so I guess it will be a surprise. Of course, all to Amandhi's standards, so nothing to worry about. Once I get more info, we will post the update on social media.
Slow roasted Pork with Czech style Potato Dumplings and Braised Red Cabbage $25.00
It's Martin's parents last Friday with us before they head back home to the Czech Republic.
I am taking the opportunity to cook one of the Czech family favorites for mummy's approval ;)
The pork is roasted slowly for about 4 hours. The potato dumplings are cooked whole as a log and then sliced with a thread.... Mesmerizing to watch and fabulous to eat (we should try to shoot a boomerang clip doing it). The braised cabbage is really a token gesture to have a vegetable but also needed to cut the richness of the meal.
Butter Chicken with Rice $22.00
It hasn't been that long since we had Butter Chicken last, so normally we would wait a little longer until repeat. However desperate times require desperate measures.
Amandhi's Aunt has died last week. So Amandhi will be visiting her uncle in Melbourne for support (and to attend the funeral).
Butter Chicken is relatively easy to prep and then to dish it out. That's why we chose the early repeat.
Kiri Bath with tinned Mackeral Curry in a Tomato sauce $24.00
Kiri bath which directly translates to milk rice, is a meal that is prepared for any special occasion. Christmas, New year, Birthdays etc. Even the first day of every month. I think it is so widely loved that we try and make a special occasion of anything possible just as an excuse to feast on this meal.
The rice is Cooked in coconut milk and set in slabs like a cake. It is then cut into diamond shapes. Usually we eat kiri bath with a Curry with lots of sauce.
For this weeks potluck I am making a tinned mackerel curry with tomato. In contrast to the decadence of the kiri bath, this curry is a poor man's option for when fresh produce is scarce. Often the most delicious dishes have come about his way and this is just one of them.
Slow cooked Beef in a Green Chilli Pepper sauce with Yoghurt Rice $25.00
Slow cooked Beef in a Green Chilli Pepper sauce with Yoghurt Rice and Salad.
I think that Amandhi did mention that it's pretty spicy (hot).
Spicy Curried Rooster with Sweet Sticky Rice $23.00
Locally grown roosters just happened to come my way! So rooster Curry it is!
To counter the strong flavor of the roosters we are serving it with a sweet sticky rice and a pickled veg salad.
Green Curry Vegetables with Basmati Rice $23.00
I am using my godmothers Green Curry paste recipe... And with a paste this good it's only fair to use straight forward good vegetables.
So that's what we are doing. Great veg, home made curry paste and steamed rice.
Spiced Chickpea Stirfry $22.00
I haven't got much of a meal description from Amandhi this time - except the title and the fact that it comes with Cucumber Yoghurt and Coconut rice.
One would imagine that it will be a vegetarian feast.
Pork noodle salad $23.00
A cold rice noodle salad with ground ginger pork and Asian vegetables.
Simple meal to start the new year. Eat as is (child friendly) or get Amandhi to dribble a little of her chili paste for added spice.
Jaffna goat curry $23.00
For the last potluck of the year I decided to balance my karma (at least in this area) and cook goat for all those who missed out last time.
To still keep it interesting for those of you who did share dinner with us last time we made goat.... I am mixing things up a bit. This time I am cooking a Jaffna goat curry with spiced Rice, cucumber salad and home made pickles.
This meal is gluten free. 4 containers / dishes would be ideal for a shared meal (to accommodate the different compartments), however, if you are happy to have your food served up per portion that is totally fine too.