Friday, January 25, 2013

Kashmir, Revisited ♥ ♥ ♥


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A week after a very simple dinner at Atelier 317, we celebrate Mom's birthday again, this time with everyone.

I picked Kashmir because it is my favorite Indian restaurant in the city.

Of course, I asked everyone to come in Indian fashion. :)


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Mom had violent reactions about wearing a maang tika. She complained that it would ruin her bangs.
Well, guess what? Her stubborn daughter always gets her way! :P



Appetizers were served at the tables:

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Hummus with Pita - traditional Middle Eastern dip made with chickpeas tahina, olive oil
and lemon juice



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Vegetable Samosas - deep fried triangular pastry stuffed with potatoes and green peas



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 Chicken Shawarma



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Other dishes were served buffet style



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Chicken Kashmiri Yakni - my favorite with lots and lots of calamansi



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 Bundi Raita - softened lentil balls in seasoned yogurt dip



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Kashmiri Rogan Josh - tender mutton pieces cooked in rich gravy of spices and herbs



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Machhli Masala - fillet of lapu-lapu cooked in freshly ground spices and curry sauce



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Tandoori Murgh - spring chicken marinated in yogurt, garlic and ginger with a combination of
special spices and grilled in a special tandoor oven 



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Palak Paneer - fresh cottage cheese and spinach simmered in tangy, creamy gravy



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Dahl Chana - whole Bengal lentils cooked over slow fire with spices, herbs and butter



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Raan E Taj - whole leg of mutton cooked in authentic northwest frontier style 



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 Gulab Jammu - golden fried balls of milk pastry soaked in sweet saffron syrup




The bottles



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The birthday cakes (clockwise from top left): Everyday Mom Cafe Mocha Cake, Hizon's Mocha Cake,
Becky's Kitchen Prune Cake, Ensaymada Cake, Sweet Bella Strawberry Charlotte,
my cousin Nikko's homemade Pistachio Saffron Cheesecake, Diamond Hotel Baked Cheesecake



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 Mom taking foreverandever with her birthday wishes (again!!!)



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The most-awaited part of the night: Attacking the cake buffet!!!



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We did a pretty good job as always


Thank you everyone for celebrating with us! :)

May I now present to you… drum roll, please...



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I love my sister Jamie's attire!



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The Grandmother Chindian :)



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Mom prepared her own birthday giveaways this year. She bought lucky charms for the
Year of the Snake. Cannot get the Chinese out of her, can you? :P



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 Happy Birthday, Mommy!!! Sorry for messing up your bangs! :P


Kashmir: Merchants Center Building, Padre Faura, Ermita, Manila. Tel: +632 524 6851

Kashmir Website

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