Thursday, May 23, 2013

A Cricket - Dinner Party

It’s that time of the year again when the country bathes in vibrant colors and different chants of team-support rock the stadiums all over the nation. Yes, I am talking of IPL – VI and the craziness surrounding it. Cricket pundits have always debated on the authenticity of such a tournament where players are auctioned for money and celebrities who rule the silver screen own the franchisees. A few dirty fish have also threatened to poison the pond, owing to the recent charges of spot fixing. However, you can never deny the fact that IPL does provide you with that delightful dose of excitement, thrill and entertainment.

I, along with the residents of my apartment complex, decided to come together for an evening of food and fun on May 26, the day of IPL Finals. At the time of writing this, Chennai Super Kings had already qualified to the Finals, while the 2nd team’s spot was still in contention with Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals passionately aspiring to lay their hands on it.


The spacious Conference Hall in our Apartment Complex, adorned with a 52 inch LED TV, and comfortable sitting arrangements, will serve as the perfect location for the entertaining evening.


A dinner party based on cricket, why not start it with cricket itself? Prior to the commencement of the real game, a few 5-overs a side cricket matches will be played in indoor premises among the residents of the building. The rules would range from underhand bowling to one drop catches. No serious business, just a fun way to start off the proceedings.


A spring in their steps and a smile of camaraderie, can you beat that? The residents will be sporting head gears of the team they support on the big day. Banners have also been prepared, and while we won’t be able to view the match live from the stadium, we will leave no stone unturned in producing the same ambience in our Conference Hall.

I am quite sure that our Conference Hall would be way louder than the Eden this Sunday.


We would start serving the starters during the cricket games between the residents, along with a variety of soft drinks, based on preferences. Dinner will follow suit, with lip-smacking delicacies, prepared with the high quality gourmet products of Kitchens of India.

Chicken Kebab
Vegetable Pakora
Aloo papri chat

Main Dishes
Lachha Paratha
Masala Kulcha
Peas Pulao

Side Dishes
Chicken Darbari (A Ready To Dine Dish from Kitchens Of India)
Prawn Malai Curry
Dal Bukhara (A Ready To Dine Dish from Kitchens Of India)
Mughlai Paneer (A Ready To Dine Dish from Kitchens Of India)

Tomato Chilli Chutney (Kitchens Of India)
Shredded Mango Chutney (Kitchens Of India)

Jodhpuri Moong Dal Halwa (Kitchens Of India)
Kesar Falooda Kulfi
Gulab jamun

A get-together with family, friends and neighbors, on the grand finale of one of the most star-studded sporting tournament around the globe, with the taste buds savoring the delicious food on offer, can a Sunday evening get any better? Truly, a feast for the senses.

This is my official entry to the My Gourmet Party contest organized by Indiblogger in association with Kitchens Of India.


  1. Great! Moong Dal is my favorite. I make it a lot in winters.

  2. Yummy!! Food, family n friends and fun lovely write-up...Can I get extra servings of the desert GS :P

  3. Just got a flyer in my mail box ... about this new restaurant in Red Deer, Alberta ... never had Indian food but would love to try ... please advise, Mr.G ... what would you recommend for a novice Indian food fan? This is their website ... ... Greetings and love, cat

    1. Wow ... you should definitely try ... I will mail you my opinion :-)

  4. Gulab jamun is so very good :-)

  5. Well written post! All the best for the contest :)

  6. Hey I am off work on the 26th...can I come??? :)

    1. Sure buddy ... and you would enjoy cricket too :D

  7. if u r going to throw this kind of party for IPL nobody is going to watch the match...ah! gulab jamun...:P