Indian Tapas with EatWith

Yesterday, the EatWith team came to visit the 29. Kitchen. 

Celebrating home-chefs and home-cooked meals, EatWith urges you to dine in homes around the world. Much like what I am trying to do with 29. in NYC.  Oh joy! So I just had to have them over.

With a nip in the air welcoming fall, I set out to prepare a unique 4-course menu that showcased a variety of Indian flavors. We started with a Tangy Corn & Peas Chaat (cold) and Chicken Keema Bites (warm). Having a warm and cold starter ensures that there is something for every palate. Lucky for me, the ladies enjoyed both!

Conversations trailed to the smell of Spiced Lentil Quinoa served aside a fresh-off-the-pan garlic sautéed Prawns. Dal is a lovely way to cook this grain, and replace that everyday oh-so-boring rice. With a side of fish, it's a complete meal! Amidst all the laughter, I know they were waiting for seconds., and the look when I got it to them? Precious. I live for such moments. 

We ended the meal with a layered Carrot Halwa Parfait. With mushy carrots slow cooked in milk and sandwiched between crunchy biscuits and coconut flakes, what's there not to love? Did I mention it was topped off with a dollop of maple whipped cream? This was one of my better dessert success stories, and I am dancing all over again for it.

*You can get a taste of this very menu at the next available 29. eventCome in for a bite!

2. Spoons of Chicken Keema Bites
3. Spicy & flavorful Lentil Quinoa Pilaf with Garlic Prawn Skewers (recipe only on EatWith)
4. Shots of sweet Carrot Halwa Parfait