I had a dawat (dinner) at our house last night for some beloved guests and shared the details of the dinner planning on my Instagram stories. A lot of you requested all the recipes I used, so here we go! Sharing a dawat menu for a spectacular South Asian/Desi dinner at your house!
Gosht Bhar: Recipe here.
Chicken Bihari Boti: I used the recipe from Fauzia’s Kitchen Fun.
Spicy Potatoes: Recipe here.
Lahori Fish: Marinate fish pieces in egg (beaten) + garam masala + coriander powder + cumin powder + red chillies + salt + black pepper + black salt + lemon juice + ginger/garlic paste + baisan and then fry.
Salad: I used a kale one.
Raita: Mix yogurt with coriander leaves + green onions + salt + pepper.
Mango Delight: For dessert I used this recipe from The Prairie Tray.
Take 4 packets of heavy cream and a beat a little. Now add one can of sweetened condensed milk and a little lemon juice. Start the layers of the dessert with creating a base of Marie biscuits, now add the cream and then some mango jelly. Top with mango pieces. Repeat the process. Done! Refrigerate before serving!
I have written in detail about Dawat planning in this blog post and you must read it!
For this party since we had 6 adults and 3 children, I could have a sit down arrangement.
I put the dishes on a counter besides the table since my table is not that big.
For decorations, I used a combination of fresh and fake flowers to put in the middle of the table along with some fairy lights!
I asked my daughter to set an area for the children at our breakfast nook and she put plates and cutlery for the children there. I want her to be aware of guests and their needs from a young age, so I always ask her to arrange the table for the children.
For the children I had some veges and the chicken bihari boti is a mild taste, so they could eat that also!
Hope you enjoyed this dawat menu. Always love hearing from you!