Sunday Supper with Pam Anderson’s One-Dish Tandoori Platter

by Jennifer on October 25, 2010

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Were Sunday Suppers a part of your childhood or are they a part of your life now? I remember Sunday Supper being a time when we had dinner with our family and often times, friends and even neighbors. The kids sat at the table and ate the same meal as the grown-ups and then gave each other looks wondering when we could be excused and could go run around. 

It seems that many of us forget the importance of the family supper but I hope we can all rekindle the tradition.  In hopes of celebrating the Sunday Supper, we had a gathering last Sunday, along with many in the food blogging community, utilizing recipes from Pam Anderson’s new cookbook ‘ One-Dish Dinners.

The lovely ladies from Three Many Cooks asked us to use the menus and recipes during a Sunday Supper.  In One-Dish Dinners, there are one-dish recipes that you can serve as a complete meal or as part of a menu. Each main dish is part of a menu including an appetizer, salad, dessert and even wine pairing. Plus, for those who need an even simpler solution, there are Instant Alternatives. 

Although you can easily mix and match menu items, I decided to go with the entire Tandoori Platter (page 245) which also includes a 6-layer dip, raita and strawberry milkshakes for a dessert.  I started with the Tadoori Platter however, due to the weather, I used an indoor grill/panini press instead of an outdoor grill. I found the platter to be so easy as I marinated the chicken and vegetables for about 30 minutes as I attended to some last minute details. 

Once the company was busy enjoying the appetizer and conversation, I put the chicken and vegetables on the grill and placed the raita on the table (prepared the night before). I then served the platter and an hour or so after dinner, I made the milkshakes. For the milkshakes, use whatever fruit you wish or even unsweetened fruit as I did.

We all had a great time and plan will continue this Sunday Supper tradition. Now go grab Pam’s new book and let me know some of your favorite recipes and about your Sunday Suppers.

Indian 6-Layer Dip (Serves up to 12)
1 cup sour cream, low fat or regular
1 tablespoon curry powder
1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
1 cup Greek yogurt
1/2 cup Major Grey chutney
1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut
1/2 cup roasted salted peanuts
1/2 cup sliced scallions
1 bag pita chips, rice crackers, pappadams

Mix sour cream and curry; spread over a shallow pan such as a small pie plate or gratin pan. Sprinkle with cheese. Mix yogurt and chutney; spread over cheese. Sprinkle with coconut and scallions. Can be covered and refrigerated overnight. When ready to serve, sprinkle with peanuts. Serve with chip or cracker of choice.

In place of salad, make a little raita, a cool cucumber condiment for the spicy grilled chicken and vegetables: mix 1 large English cucumber, halved, coarsely grated, and squeezed dry, 2 cups non-fat yogurt, 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint, 1 teaspoon ground cumin, 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, and a generous sprinkling of salt.

Here are the other Food Bloggers that joined in the Sunday Supper:

How often do you gather family and friends for dinner?

*photo by Amy McCoy

Wenderly October 25, 2010 at 9:45 am

Yummy, I would love a date with that dip & a bag of chips! *heaven*

Maria October 25, 2010 at 10:12 am

Fantastic meal!

FoodontheTable October 25, 2010 at 12:02 pm

The seven layer Indian dip looks great. What an interesting twist on Mexican 7-layer dip. I have made a curry ball rolled covered chutney and rolled in cucumber, and I think this looks like it could be even better! Thanks for sharing.

Michelle (What's Cooking) October 25, 2010 at 1:22 pm

Hi Jen,
I agree with Amanda from Food on the Table – what a cool twist on the Mexican 7 layer dip! I love the recipes in this book – she has such a knack of making it simple to prepare delicious meals!

maggy@threemanycooks October 25, 2010 at 5:34 pm

This dip is one of my favorite things in the book! It’s so delicious – I usually fill up on it before we’ve even sat down to dinner 🙂 Thanks for participating, Jennifer. We really appreciate it!! xx

RookieMom Heather October 25, 2010 at 6:29 pm

We try to have family dinner together every night with just our small family (husband and two sons) but hosting friends… those nights are few and far between!

Katie | GoodLife Eats October 25, 2010 at 6:47 pm

This sounds awesome. I recently made Tandoori chicken kebabs – yummy! Indian Layer Dip would have been great to have with it. We’d have to leave off the peanuts though.

Amy from She Wears Many Hats October 25, 2010 at 7:54 pm

Pam’s book is full of such tasty combos – this one looks yummy too!

Tickled Red October 25, 2010 at 10:28 pm

I love our Sunday meals together, I only wish that my boys had as many cousins living close by as I did growing up. Great post and dip! YUM…my surfer will love this recipe.

Paula - bell'alimento October 25, 2010 at 10:29 pm

Oh my goooodness! I love all of the flavor combinations in Pam’s book. Can’t wait to get to this one!

Kristen October 26, 2010 at 8:00 am

How did I miss this book? It looks amazing!

Tracy October 26, 2010 at 9:43 am

This dish looks wonderful! I just love Pam’s new book!

Gudrun October 26, 2010 at 3:27 pm

I did not even notice the tandoori platter! Thanks for bringing that to my attention, we love Indian food in this house 🙂

Kristen October 26, 2010 at 10:35 pm

I missed this one in the book too! Yum!!

Shaina October 26, 2010 at 11:04 pm

Love tandoori, and the Indian layer dip looks like a fantastic side to add to Indian food.

marla {family fresh cooking} October 27, 2010 at 8:12 am

Family dinners are so important. It is such a special time for everyone to unwind and catch up from a busy day. This Indian Layer dip sounds really good-Perfect One Dish Dinners is an excellent book!

Seb@ Palm Tree Decor November 3, 2010 at 5:28 pm

I love tandoori and Indian food. Diwali is coming, we are hoping to be invited to our Indian neighbours. Last year we had a great time and fantastic food.

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