On Tuesday 20th November the catering team served up a lavish Indian feast. We had missed the opportunity to celebrate Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights, in early November (we held a magnificent Day of the Dead lunch at the time), but as an Indian themed day always goes down so well with pupils and staff alike, I decided to hold a wonderful Indian feast just for the fun of it.
The chefs really pulled out all the stops with a creative selection of Indian cuisine. We served Tandoori style breast of chicken, a hot and spicy Lamb Chettinad from the region of Tamil Nadu in south India, Rasedar Khumbi Aloo which is a mushroom and potato curry flavoured with ginger and garlic, Masala Dal which is a warm and fragrant lentil curry and a speciality of Gujarati – a delicious sweet potato curry.
The amazing array of accompaniments really helped to top off the meal with bhajis, poppadoms, mini naan breads, a range of sambals and chutneys including tomato, cucumber, peppers, mango, chilli and limes and toppings of coconut, sultanas, dried mangoes and pineapples. To finish we served a selection of fresh fruits and yoghurt as well as a wickedly delicious chocolate blondie.
The buttery pupils really enjoyed their Indian feast and gave it the thumbs up.
Our next extra special feature will be our traditional Christmas lunch which will be held on Thursday 13th December with all the usual trimmings, Christmas crackers and Christmas music.
Mrs Street (Catering Manager)