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Sunday at S.U. Kitchen

Getting ready to prepare aloo chole at SU kitchen

Seattle University is hosting Thanksgiving dinner party tomorrow at the university function hall. And on request, Vijay and I had volunteered to prepare some dishes. The main attraction for us was university’s restaurant style big kitchen. Working with big burners and cooking food for people the size that would get invited to a celebrity’s wedding… it was work but we had good time today. Prepared our favorite winter comfort foods Aloo chole and chakli (murukulu) for the party.

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18 comments for Sunday at S.U. Kitchen »

  1. I’m sure everyone will love the dishes. good choice of recipes indira. That must be an exciting thing, cooking in a big kitchen is’nt it :)

    Comment by sowjanya — November 20, 2006 @ 12:32 am

  2. Wow Indira great going!Lucky guys who ate them too:(((

    Comment by Sumitha Shibu — November 20, 2006 @ 2:52 am

  3. Indira,
    you are expanding and spreading your culinary skills far and wide. I can bet that both the preparations are a hit in the party. The university is fortunate enough to taste your aloo chole and murukulu. Anyway, we are fortunate to “virtual taste” the preparations.

    Comment by Anuradha — November 20, 2006 @ 6:24 am

  4. Hi, Indira,
    I have been reading your blog for quite sometime now and I am a huge fan. Great job! I enjoy cooking and trying new recipes. This Thanksgiving, I am hosting a group and was wondering if you had any ideas for a vegetarian, Indian-style Thanksgiving dinner. Thanks and great work!

    Comment by Prathima — November 20, 2006 @ 7:49 am

  5. Dear indu,you make everybody happy.can you write some receipes for christmas.thanks

    Comment by veenasound — November 20, 2006 @ 8:22 am

  6. Hi Indira, it’s really sweet that you guys volunteered to cook. The people who get to eat the food you guys made are so lucky!!

    Comment by Sowmya — November 20, 2006 @ 8:45 am

  7. It should have been exciting to work in such a huge kitchen,Indira. I have always wanted to step into one of these and have look at all the equipment there :-) Do post more pics if possible :-) And did you use the same mould you have for making the chakli…cos you would have had to make it in huge quantities rite ??

    Comment by Priya — November 20, 2006 @ 9:13 am

  8. Wow! making such huge quantity of food!!! So Indira is not just about home cooking…cool!

    Comment by Tweety — November 20, 2006 @ 9:35 am

  9. that’s great Indira.

    Comment by lakshmi — November 20, 2006 @ 10:49 am

  10. Hi Indira,

    This is really good idea,this is the way peoples get to know about our food and items…

    Hope everything isgoing to enjoy thefood..

    Happy thanksgiving…

    Comment by Usha — November 20, 2006 @ 11:57 am

  11. WOW!! Industrial size kitchen! I would love that in my home, Indira:))
    Chole for all those people! Lucky them. What about me?:(
    Have fun…

    Comment by Asha — November 20, 2006 @ 12:16 pm

  12. Whoa. Pretty neat, I must say cooking mega. Btw, how did you manage mass-making chakli?? Interested to know.

    Cheers,
    Mythili.

    Comment by Mythili — November 20, 2006 @ 1:42 pm

  13. Hey thanks all for your nice comments.

    It was little bit intimidating at first but kitchen had everything we needed, well stocked both ingredients and cooking vessels. And also has helpful staff ready to do our bidding.

    For chakli, I took two molds both Indian and US style cookie press with me. We prepared star shaped coils of chakli. The big wok (bundis), really made it easy to prepare such large quantity.

    Hi Mythili, nice to see you here. Hope you are having great time in Seattle.

    Comment by Indira — November 20, 2006 @ 2:12 pm

  14. Looks like you had lot of fun :)
    Wish I was there!!

    Comment by hema — November 20, 2006 @ 2:16 pm

  15. Wow looks cool Indira! I’m sure you’ll be exhausted after all the work! Wish I was there to eat the chole and jantikulu!
    Cheers
    Latha

    Comment by Latha — November 20, 2006 @ 4:16 pm

  16. Ooooooh…I am so envying you right now!!..I would love to cook on a large scale in a fully loaded kitchen. Lucky you!!…

    Oh…So JEALOUS right now!!!!

    Well, If you had as a good a time as I would have had, I can move on … :)

    PS : Is there a Mahanandi Restaurant in the works next???

    Comment by Vee — November 20, 2006 @ 7:41 pm

  17. Good Job,Indira. Is this dinner for students or something along the lines of a soup kitchen?
    I am positive your dishes would be a big hit.How do you plan on serving the aloo chole?
    Thanks and have a happy thanksgiving!
    Amy

    Comment by Amy Thomas — November 21, 2006 @ 5:40 am

  18. That’s great indira!i’m sure that both your recipies must be a bit hit.Very generous of you to volunteer such a wonderful event. Nice job.BTWY, Happy Thanksgiving to you,Vijaygaru and Kittaya.

    Indira replies:
    Dear Bharghavi, Happy Thanksgiving! I am going to miss celebrating thanksgiving meal with you guys this year.:)
    Yes, the dishes were big hit yesterday at the dinner party. We had good time at the University.

    Comment by Bharghavi — November 21, 2006 @ 11:47 am

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