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a bollywood bash by way of the five senses  by Emily Meyer | 1 2 3
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taste: To create an authentic Indian feast, think spicy curries and peanut sauces balanced with cool and refreshing fruits and mint. Two recipes to try:

shrimp mango curry adapted from a recipe by Meena Sood at www.bawarchi.com

1/2 kg medium shrimp, peeled and deveined 
1/2 cup chopped onion 
2 tbsp oil 
1/2 tbsp ginger paste 
1/2 tbsp garlic paste 
1/2 tbsp cumin powder 
1/2 tbsp coriander powder 
1 tbsp curry powder 
2-3 green chillies, chopped finely 
Salt and pepper to taste 
1 ripe mango, peeled and diced 
2 potatoes, peeled and cubed 
1 cup coconut milk 
1 cup water 
Chopped Coriander leaves for garnishing
serves 4-6

Season shrimp with salt and pepper. Sauté shrimp in oil for 3 minutes, or until they begin turning pink. Remove shrimp, drain and keep aside. Sauté onion till softened and tender. Add ginger and garlic paste, continue cooking for another 3 minutes. Add all the spices, potatoes, and green chilies. Add coconut milk, salt to taste, and water. Bring to a boil and let it simmer on medium heat for 10-15 minutes till potatoes are tender. Add shrimp and mango chunks, and simmer for another 5 minutes. Garnish with coriander and serve hot over rice.

mango-banana sorbet
2 ripe mangoes 
4 bananas 
2 cups orange juice sugar to taste 
mint sprigs (optional) 
vanilla wafer cookies (optional)
serves 8

Make the day before your party: Peel and roughly chop mango into approximately one-inch pieces, and slice bananas. Combine in blender with orange juice, puree until mostly smooth. Taste, and add sugar to taste. Finish pureeing and pour into a cake pan. Freeze until slushy (1-3 hours, depending on how cold your freezer is). Fluff with a fork, to incorporate air, then freeze solid. Before serving, put in fridge for an hour to soften, and scoop out with ice cream scoop. Garnish with mint sprigs or a vanilla wafer cookie. 

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Now you have all your bases covered for the creation of a fantastic Bollywood party. So put on your sari, burn some incense, groove to some Bhangra, and feast on your banquet.


Art student nearing graduation by day, self-proclaimed glitter queen, Emily Meyer (littlecheekymonkey15@hotmail.com) is the hostess with the mostest by night. Her free time is spent crafting, cooking, and dreaming of redecorating schemes. 

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