Need some menu inspiration for your next party? Indian Food is always a winner.

The hardest thing, for me, when I've got people coming for lunch or dinner is deciding on what to cook. I had my brothers and their families round for Sunday lunch recently and I didn't want to do a roast as I needed to prepare most of it the day before.

I stuck to what I know best, Indian food.

We skipped the starter as I knew the main course would be very filling.

The Main Event:

Slow Cooked Goan Beef, Medium Slow cooked (all ingredients from raw) for 8 hours on low

Smooth Chicken Korma (curry without bits) as there were fussy children there

Delicious Matar Paneer for some colour

Tarka Daal - I didn't have enough onions to make the Coconut Daal so just added a couple of teaspoons of our Tandoori Masala blend for a super lazy daal

Refreshing Carrot Salad and Mint and Coriander Raita

Mango and Chilli Chutney from the Spice Witch

We also had brown rice and shop-bought naans.



Coconut and Sweet Spice 'ice cream'
Served with Sweet Spice Oaty Biscuits


I was cooking for a few hours the day before so it definitely needs some prep and thinking ahead.  The hard work the day before, though, meant I could sit and chill and chat on the day.  Tidying up is my husband's specialty!