Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Mediterranean all the way...

Dear Foodies,

Get all ready to see a complete Mediterranean Dinner :-) This was for two of my dearest friends' birthday. Me and my roomies and the b'day boys' roomie got together to prepare this superb spread for them !

Fattoush Salad with roasted garlic and olive oil flavored couscous.
Inspired from her salad
And now for the other dishes!( Click on the text 'Click here to read the rest of the post' below the labels) Some pita pockets first:

Garlic and Oregano flavored Pita Bread (store bought)

Whole Wheat Pita Bread (store bought)

For the filling inside these wonderful pita bread we made,

Falafel !
Inspired from here and here
We first tried to fry them but the balls started to disintegrate on touching the oil and so we made a batch as tikkis on the tava and the rest went into the oven

To add some flavor we made 3 wonderful dips:

Hummus bi Tahini
with garlic and cumin powder
Inspired from here

Baba Ghanouj
Inspired from here

Tahini-Yoghurt dip
Inspired from here
This got a little bitter, I have no clue why, may be the lemon juice I used or some extra tahini.

A wonderful rice dish to follow the pita pockets,

Inspired from here

Carrot Pickle to accompany the rice

And after all that food it was time to end it all with dessert,

Baklava, the perfect ending !
Inspired from here

Happy Birthday Guys :-)

A huge Thanks to Nupur and Bee & Jai for their wonderful posts on few of these dishes that inspired me to try it out.

And now this whole spread goes off to Meeta for her Monthly Mingle -Arabian nights :-)

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

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