I bought "Seven Dinner Menus" mini series book by Tarla Dalal sometime back. The book has dinner menus from Delhi, Mexico, Middle East, Italy, China, Thailand and America. I liked Middle East the most which had very nice recipes for hummus with sesame lavash, labneh, sesame tabouleh, falafel and baklava. l was reluctant to make pita after one failed attempt. I finally decided to make the "No fuss American" dinner menu. It included Two in a Bowl Soup, Crunchy Salad, Pasta and Vegetable Casserole, Celery garlic toasts and cream and brownie in a glass. I really don't know if all these dishes come under american food, it looked more like Italian to me. To be loyal to the book, I am naming the menu “No fuss American”. I made these dishes a month back.
I was forced to make the “2 in a bowl” soup to just “1 in bowl” soup as I did not get broccoli here. I omitted the crunchy salad completely as we are not used to eating raw spinach, lettuce etc. So I replaced it with our all time favorite yogurt based carrot-mayonnaise salad. The celery garlic toast had just the garlic as celery was not available. “Cream and Brownie in a glass” did not have the peach layer as this fruit is unheard of here. In spite of making these changes, all the dishes tasted really good. I should accept that it was very hight in fat content with lots of cheese, milk et al.
This post would become pretty long if I provide all the recipes here. So I thought of sharing each recipe in a post. I have provided the link to each recipe in this post..This is also my entry to Raji of Raks Kitchen's Cooking For Guests event.
"No Fuss American" Dinner Menu
Two in a bowl soup Yogurt based Carrot-mayonnaise salad Pasta and Vegetable casserole Garlic toasts Cream and brownie in a glass