Find Your Feet Curry For Change

Find Your Feet is a small charitable organisation currently working in the most remote areas of India, Nepal, Malawi and Zimbabwe. They help poor rural families improve their agricultural practices so they can grow enough food; support them in finding their voice so they are better able to speak up for themselves when it comes to defending their rights, dealing with injustice and corruption and claiming any meagre grants or benefits that might be available; and help them to create income streams which allow them to find their feet.

They are inviting you to organise your own Curry for Change event to help raise funds for their many projects.

It’s much easier than you think to cook a fabulous Indian feast at home and share with it family and friends.

Here is some advice from Mamta’s Kitchen to help you plan your menu:

Find your band (according to how many you are cooking for and whether you wish to cater to vegetarians, pescetarians or omnivores) and then choose your dishes from our suggestions below.

  • 4-6 omnivores – 1 vegetarian, fish or meat starter, 1 poultry or meat main, 1 vegetable side dish or 1 daal, 1 rice, 1 bread and 1 raita
  • 4-6 pescetarians – 1 vegetarian or fish starter, 1 fish main, 1 fish main, 1 vegetable side dish or 1 daal, 1 rice, 1 bread and 1 raita
  • 4-6 vegetarians – 1 vegetarian starter, 1 vegetable main, 1 vegetable side dish or daal, 1 rice, 1 bread and 1 raita
  • 7-12 omnivores and pescetarians – 2 vegetarian, fish or meat starters, 1 meat biryani, 1 fish or poultry main, 1 vegetable side dish, 1 daal, 1 rice, 1 bread, 1 raita, 1 side salad, 1 pickle
  • 7-12 vegetarians – 2 vegetarian starters, 1 vegetable biryani, 1 vegetable main, 1 vegetable side dish, 1 daal, 1 rice, 1 bread, 1 raita, 1 side salad, 1 pickle

When cooking for 4-6 people, make the amounts as given in the recipes. For 7-10 guests, scale the recipes up by 1.5 times. For more than 10, double the amounts.

If you’re catering a much larger party, you may prefer to keep the number of dishes low and make larger amounts.

We’ve also suggested some Indian desserts below, should you wish to push the boat out, though we often serve fresh fruit or ready made ice cream ourselves.

Vegetarian Starters

Green Banana Kebab
Paneer Malai Tikka Kebab
Spicy Stuffed Potato Halves
Fruit Chaat

Pescetarian (Fish) Starters

Mackerel Kebab
Spicy Fried Fish

Meat Starters

Sheek Kebab
Chicken Tikka

Vegetarian Mains

Stuffed Aubergines
Dum Aloo Potato Curry
Matar (Peas) Mushroom Curry
Matar Paneer Mughlai
Sag Paneer Curry
Chickpea Curry

Pescetarian (Fish) Mains

Prawn Curry
Fish Curry with Wholegrain Mustard
South Indian Fish Curry

Meat Mains

Mum’s Lamb Curry
Mum’s Chicken Curry
Lamb Biryani
Tandoori Chicken
Lamb Saag

Rice

Peas or Mixed Vegetables Pilaf
Mushroom Pilaf
Sada (Plain) Pilaf

Daals

Mung Daal with Spinach
Brown Daal
Tarka Daal
Urad Daal with Fenugreek

Vegetarian Side Dishes

Cabbage Curry
Carrot and Fenugreek Curry
Aloo Gobhi (Potato and Cauliflower)
Bombay Aloo
Spring Onion Greens and Potato Curry

Raita

Cucumber, Onion and Garlic Raita
Mint and Onion Raita

Breads

Naan
Chapatti

Pickles / Chutneys

Coriander and Mint Green Chutney
Pickled Onions
Aubergine Pickle
Garlic Pickle
Lime or Lemon Pickle

Side Salad

North Indian Salad
Sprouted Chickpea Salad
Cucumber Salad

Dessert

Mungphali ki Phirni (Ground Rice & Peanuts Milk Pudding)
Vermicelli Kheer
Ginger Kulfi
Sooji (Semolina) Halva

There are many more recipes on the site if you prefer to put your own menu together, and Curry for Change will also send all those who register to take part in the campaign some delicious recipes from Atul Kochhar and Anjali Pathak (as well as a bag of Indian spices, a donation form and envelopes to collect contributions).

You have until November 30th to take part, so plenty of time to plan your party, invite your friends, cook your feast, collect contributions from your guests and return your final donation to Find Your Feet.