Thursday, September 29, 2011

'n Vegetariese Afrikaner

A Vegetarian Afrikaner

Vanaand het ek aandete saam met my vriend Elrich geëet. Nie net is hy 'n Afrikaner en 'n vegetariër nie, hy is ook 'n derde generasie lewenslange vegetariër o.O! Verassend, ne? Natuurlik is hy lief vir Indiese kos, die vegetariër-vriendelikste kookkuns ter wêreld in my opinie :).

Hier is wat ons gehad het:

Palak Paneer (Indiese kaas met romerige spinasiesous)
Jeera Aloo (komyn-aartappels)
Mirch Pulao (rys met soetrissie)
Lahsun Papad (knoffel-lensie skyfies)
Mango Chutney
Lime Chutney
Witwyn - Sommige sommeliers beveel rooiwyn aan vir Indiese kos, maar wit is ons verkies. Die soetheid en delikate smaak van die wyn en die sterk speserye van die kos is 'n lekker kombinasie. Gee dit 'n probeer!


Geen van die speserye in die drie hoofgeregte is herhaal nie :).

Bord 1 - Jeera Aloo (komyn-aartappels): komynsade, knoffelpoeier, swart kardamom, kaneelpoeier, mangapoeier

Bord 2 - Mirch Pulao (rys met soetrissie): vinkelsade, nigella, lourierblare, fenegrieksade, hing, steranys

Bord 3 - Palak Paneer (Indiese kaas met romerige spinasiesous): groen kardamom, swart mostertsade, fenegriekblare (baie verskillende smaak van die sade), koljandersade, gemmerpoeier








Tonight I had dinner with my friend Elrich. Not only is he an Afrikaner and a vegetarian, he's also a third-generation lifelong vegetarian o.O! Surprising, isn't it? Naturally, he loves Indian food, the most vegetarian-friendly cuisine in the world in my opinion.

Here's what we had:

Palak Paneer (Indian cheese with creamy spinach sauce)
Jeera Aloo (cumin potatoes)
Mirch Pulao (rice with sweet peppers)
Lahsun Papad (garlic-lentil crisps)
Mango Chutney
Lime Chutney
White Wine - Some sommeliers recommend red wine for Indian food, but white is our preference. The sweetness and delicate flavor of the wine and the strong spices of the food are a wonderful combination. Give it a try!

None of the spices were repeated in the three main dishes :).

Plate 1 - Jeera Aloo (cumin potatoes): cumin seeds, garlic powder, black cardamom, cinnamon powder, mango powder

Plate 2 - Mirch Pulao (rice with bell peppers): fennel seeds, nigella, bay leaves, fenugreek seeds, hing, star anise

Plate 3 - Palak Paneer (Indian cheese with spinach sauce): green cardamom, black mustard seeds, fenugreek leaves (very different flavor from the seeds), coriander (the seeds of the cilantro plant), ginger powder

2 comments:

alexander said...

Soos altyd lyk dit smaaklik!

Verdant said...

Dankie Alexander! Ek het 'n rukkie gelede 'n artikel oor take-away kos in die UK gelees. Dit het gesê dat Indiese kos, veral hoender tikka masala, die gewildste is ;).