Saturday, 8 June 2013

My Weekend Party With Gourmet Food: My Entry 1 to the Kitchens of India-IndiBlogger Contest

My Entry to the Kitchens of India IndiBlogger Contest:

Contest Question:

If you were to host a weekend party for your friends or family, how would you do it? Tell us what you would you do in terms of ambience, entertainment, location and select the gourmet products from Kitchens of India that suit your party the best.

My Entry:

This would be a cake walk because Kitchens of India from ITC brings to us a wide range of Ready to Eat dishes and desserts, presenting a gourmet meal in the comfort of our home - just Heat and Eat ! Each of these recipes have been crafted by the Masterchefs of ITC hotels, from royal recipes guarded closely over the ages. We also get to choose from exotic chutneys and conserves to add the perfect twist to any meal.

My parents love ancient temples; so, I would like to go on a drive (say, a two hour drive) from my city to Mahabalipuram - the ancient temple town with so much architecture, culture and splendor for a quiet weekend day out highlighted by a 'royal' luncheon party.  Location would be the courtyard grounds of ancient temples in Mahabalipuram.  Entertainment would be soulful Indian classical music played from my music player.  Ambience would be green natural ancient ruins of these temples.

As is therefore natural, I would depend on this 'cyber kitchen' of mine - Kitchens of India to help me delight my family with royal, vegetarian and hassle free weekend lunch party.

Kitchens of India's gourmet dishes and desserts are 'ready to eat' - they just have to be heated either in the microwave or just a few minutes in boiling water.  Further, they come with NO added preservatives, which is a boon in today's health conscious times.

It would be fun to light up a bonfire, heat up water, get the gourmet royal luncheon ready in a jiffy ;-) Or, just carry along a small stove in our car, get boiling water ready and heat up our gourmet dishes and desserts.

My family is vegetarian so i will choose the following in the menu for a family of 3:

We will carry with us salad in a sealed zip lock bag and Indian breads and rice in hot casseroles.

To go with it, here are the Kitchens of India delicacies for accompaniment:

Dal Bukhara - Dal Bukhara -A culinary treat of Whole Black lentils simmered with prized Indian spices over a coal fire for hours. Just Heat & Eat and Enjoy!

Mughlai Paneer - Mughlai Paneer -A taste bud tingling delicacy that comprises cubes of tender paneer prepared in delicate gravy of cashew nuts, seasoned with green cardamom. Just Heat & Eat!

Mirch Ka Salan - My mother is very fond of chillies, so this one is specially for her.  Mirch Ka Salan -An extravagant delicacy made from succulent green chillies, delicately cooked in thick gravy of roasted peanuts, almonds and sesame seeds. Just Heat & Eat!

Shredded Mango Chutney - Shredded Mango Chutney -Finely shredded raw mango, in a thick delicious syrup makes for a delicious accompaniment to any meal.

After a fantastic main course, here are 'royal gourmet' desserts on the house:

Jodhpuri Moong Dal Halwa - Jodhpuri Moong Dal Halwa -A Rajasthani dessert made from moong dal simmered in milk and garnished with almonds & saffron. Give your taste buds a royal treat after a gourmet meal. Just Heat & Eat!

Strawberry and Mint Conserve - Strawberry & Mint flirts with your taste buds with it’s never-before merging of the tangy flavour of fresh strawberries with a refreshing touch of mint.

A party fit for the Royals ;)

Thank you Kitchens of India!