Tuesday, apart from being Indian Independence day, was also our wedding anniversary. I decided to cook a nice dinner (restaurant style…) at home. Going to an Indian restaurant in NJ (not sure of other places) is literally going to put a hole in your pocket. I know its our wedding anniversary and I shouldn’t be thinking about the check, but with the prices of entrees ranging from $9.95 and $12.95, we would have ended up spending almost $50 (including tip and taxes). That’s why I decided to cook at home and be sure that we are eating the food that we really like and also the way we like.
Here’s my menu for our Anniversary dinner:
Appetizer – Black Eyed Pea Samosa
Rice Dish – Vegetable Biryani
Curry – Paneer Kurma
Dessert – Chocolate cake w/ Hot chocolate sauce and Vanilla ice cream
It took about 2½ hours to put everything together. But it’s really worth every second of it. Here are the recipes for my Restaurant style dinner.
Black Eyed Pea Samosa: I used frozen samosa wrappers from Indian store and replaced traditional potato filling with black eyed peas. The end result was pretty good.