Sunday, September 29, 2013

Kerala Buffet

None of the dishes were labeled.  From 11 o'clock - Fish cutlets, a mild pickle involving a cucumber like vegetable and red pepper, an eggplant curry, a curry involving a gourd, red onion, Beef Fry, Cabbage Thoran.  In the center, rice topped with what turned out to be some sort of fruit in yogurt.

at Kerala Thanima, Missouri City

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Gujarati Thali Too

From the top, Turia Patra (bitter gourd wrapped in colocasia - taro leaves - sliced and fried); dal (spilled); butter rotis on top of rice; onion and chilli pakodas on top of rice; garlic pickle; Doodh Pak (a variety of kheer/payasam); Chilli pickle; Red Chori Beans (adzuki); Potatoes and bell peppers; pappadum.  Pooran Poli was also served.

at Vishala Restaurant and Grocery

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Dahi Puri

Puri shells with yogurt, date-tamarind and mint chutneys, chickpeas, diced onions, tomatoes and mango, sev and cilantro,

at Indian Spices and Snacks, 7320 US 90A, Sugar Land, Texas

Falafel Plate

with tahini sauce, pickles, tomatoes, peppers and onions, Lebanese salad and babaganough

from the drive-thru at Fadi's Mediterranean Grill, Sugar Land, TX

Chicken Afghani Korma

with rice and naan,

at Aga's Indo-Pakistani Restaurant, 11842 Wilcrest @ Southwest Freeway, Houston

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Gujarati Thali

Clock-wise from 12 o'clock (some dishes were labeled only by principal ingredient and some were mislabeled):  puri and pappadum, white dhokla, potato cutlet, 'paneer' (paneer, peas, carrots, green beans, baby limas), dal, burfi, lemon pickle, cabbage (warm shredded cabbage, chilli,herbs), 'mixed beans' (only black eyed peas), rice.  In the separate cup, mango pudding.  Freshly made rotis and pooran polis were repeatedly brought around.

There were several more items on the steam table portion and maybe a dozen more on the cold table (desserts, salad, fruit).

at Bhojan, 5901 Hillcroft,(new location).

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Vegetarian Sampler Platter

Cold plate - cucumber dill yogurt with walnuts, 3 kinds of hummus, muhammara, tabouli, lentils, Lebanese salad, mushrooms, herbs and spices and olive oil,

Warm plate - green beans, squash, potatoes, cauliflower, eggplant and rice, served with a warm, fresh baked pita,

from the Drive-thru window at Fadi's Mediterranean Grill, Sugar Land

Monday, September 9, 2013

Turkish Appetizers and Dessert

Mixed Cold Appetizer Plate - Cacik, Hummus, Patlican Salata, served with wedges of bazlava, a thick pita like bread,

Hot Appetizers - Baby Lahmacun - paper-thin Turkish crepes; non-spicy on the left, spicy on the right, one each, split, with shredded lettuce and pickled red cabbage

 Fırında Sütlaç - Turkish Rice Pudding, served chilled

at Nazif's.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Crab Roll

Half crab roll, lightly dressed with mayonnaise on a warmed roll

with an order of mini whoopee pies, house-made

@ Maine-ly Sandwiches, Shepherd location