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Diwali Potluck Dish Ideas

Thanks to everyone who posted—I appreciate the suggestions!

Raita had come to mind, but I actually made that for the last Indian potluck I went to with these friends, so I thought I'd try something different, if possible. In any case, expanding my Indian cooking repertoire is definitely good! I'm still not sure what I'll take, but I like having options. :)

Oct 14, 2009
ShiftyChica in Home Cooking

Diwali Potluck Dish Ideas

I will be going to a party this weekend for Diwali, which will be an Indian-themed potluck. I am not unfamiliar with Indian cooking, but I have to drive an hour from my house to the party, which means a hot dish is out. However, I'm having trouble coming up with a dish that may be served cold or at room temperature that isn't a dessert or condiment. Does anybody have any ideas for main/side dish that travels well?

Oct 14, 2009
ShiftyChica in Home Cooking

Black Bean Cakes with Fried Eggs and Avocado Crema

Perhaps I'm imagining things, but I've noticed it takes quite a bit more coarse salt like kosher to get the same lever of saltiness in a smaller amount of fine salt. Perhaps because coarse salt tends to be less packed?

Ha ha, I was thinking the same thing about the egg!

Feb 07, 2009
ShiftyChica in Recipes