My brother and sister-in-law have returned from their 6 month trip mission trip to Southeast Asia. On Thursday we got together and made an authentic meal. It was one they enjoyed eating when they were guests of some of the nationals there. We all dressed in ethnic clothing, ate a very ethnic meal and had a wonderful time learning about a different culture!
This is my sister-in-law, whom I love just like one of my sisters! She gave me this Shalwar Comise with a beautiful Orna (scarf) to keep! It is absolutely beautiful, unbelievably comfortable and it makes me feel so feminine!
Chick Pea Salad
Biryani (pronounced Beery-ani)...this is mixture of stir fried onions, tomatoes, potatoes, chicken and spices mixed with Basmati rice and a boiled egg. It sounds crazy, but it was pretty good! It is the sort of meal the people of this country would make for company. Their everyday food is much more basic, consisting of Dahl (a lentil mixture), rice and vegetables.
The fun part was that we couldn't use any utensils! Here's my brother demonstrating the proper technique!
And here I am trying out my hand at it!
A few of the crew tried the strange looking concoction, but decided to go with the old stand by...
To top it all off we had a wonderful rice pudding...
which I forgot to take a picture of until I had almost devoured it! We Americanized it a bit with a dollop of whipped topping, M-M-M-M good!
This has been amazing learning experience for my brother and his wife. We have been blessed to be able to also share in the learning as they share their experiences and knowledge with us, of a totally different culture from ours!