Find all of the inspiration you need for your next dinner party with this collection of dishes from Meera Sodha. Extracted from Made in India and Fresh India, the recipes are designed to complement each other to create a menu complete with a starter, centrepiece, sides and dessert, with options for both vegetarians and meat-eaters. Vibrant, layered with flavour and celebratory enough for a special occasion, the dishes include plenty of make-ahead elements to help take the stress out of entertaining. So, whether you’re planning a Diwali gathering, a birthday dinner, or an alternative Christmas feast, scroll on to check out the full menu.
Meera’s take on this street food favourite can be served as a starter or side dish. Featuring golden-fried cubes of paneer with a warming chilli kick, it all comes together quickly in the pan so no need to sweat over any lengthy preparation.
From the book
Made in India: Cooked in Britain: Recipes from an Indian Family Kitchen
130 mouth-watering Indian recipes made simple
Aromatic curries and flavourful dals
Homemade chutneys and pickles
Meera’s easy recipe and no-fuss method means these Peshwari roti can be on the table in next to no time (and they’ll be devoured in even less).
Packed with spiced paneer, chickpeas, roasted vegetables and a tangy coconut and coriander sauce, this grand vegetable biryani is the meat-free centrepiece of dreams.
This minimum input, maximum return dish is just what you need for a dinner party centrepiece. The warmly spiced leg of lamb is prepared the day before and then, on the day of serving, finished off with ease.
Jewelled with fruit, nuts and saffron, this rice dish pairs perfectly with the lamb raan.
Finish up your Indian feast in style with these traditional favourites, gulab jamuns. These pretty little milky doughnuts can be made up to a week in advance and keep happily in the fridge.