4. Healthy Indian Street Food with Mithra Amaran January 21, 2018
January 21, 2018
1:00 - 4:00 pm
So, let’s face it. The holidays are just behind us and many of us have indulged in sugary yummies to our detriment. On an average, Americans put on 8 lbs of weight during the holiday season. Yes, Yikes is the word. What you need now is some cleansing with low-carb foods that is also scrumptious to taste. Yes, goodness without the guilt, so that you can be on your way to losing those pounds for good.
Mithra Amaran will help you rid those winter blues away with an Indian Street Food Festival indoors at Olive Tree. There will be stations for the following for you to stop, learn about the dishes, how to prepare them and then you savor them and take the recipes home with you.
- Dosai (fermented lentil and rice batter crepes) is a favorite street food in India especially served with coconut chutney (drizzled with Olive Tree’s Persian Lime olive oil). Freshly made crispy dosais will be awaiting you.
- Shirataki Noodle Chow Mein – Indian-Chinese food has long enjoyed its status as comfort food in India - Chili chicken, Hakka noodles, and gobi manchurian, to name just a few, can be found on many Indian restaurant menus and as street cart staples. An overdose of chili, garlic and ginger, and generous portions of soy sauce to top it all off -- which is what gives Indian Chinese food that special robust, spicy flavor. Here it is a low-carb twist with Shirataki Noodles.
- Low-Carb Vegetable Pulao – Pulao is a spicy rice dish prepared by cooking rice with various vegetables and spices. In this recipe, assortment of spices, veggies and cauliflower rice are first sautéed in ghee and then cooked in coconut milk. Cauliflower rice replaces most of the rice in the dish to make it low-carb.
- Mutton Kola – Ground lamb balls, traditionally fried in oil comes instead baked in the oven. It is a popular South Indian appetizer served with a choice of chutney. Vegetarians can try the variation with Vazhai poo kola (Ground banana flowers balls).
- Low-Carb Chaat – Chaat is the most famous of all street foods that originated in the state of Uttar Pradesh but has become popular all over South Asia including India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal. The low-carb version will have eggs or paneer with all the spicy crunchy accompaniments.
- Cucumber Raita - Cucumber with Greek Yogurt seasoned with Olive Tree’s Oregano olive oil
- Masala Chai – The tea that has been made famous by Starbucks but made from scratch, the right way. You haven’t tasted Chai like this.
- Dessert – Saffron infused pudding served on top of berries drizzled with Olive Tree’s Chocolate Balsamic Vinegar.