To mark the arrival of monsoon season in South Asia, this month's Dinner and a Movie was Monsoon Wedding. It's a drama that deals with some disturbing themes and yet still manages to be fun to watch. It's a great movie with several interwoven plots and some great cinematography, but more importantly it inspired these wonderful dishes below.
I'm not sure if it's the summer holidays or if there's an alien ship swooping down and abducting food bloggers, but participation in this month's Dinner and a Movie was depressingly low. Only 2 other awesome bloggers sent entries in, so I'd like to give an extra special thanks to Cakelaw of Laws of the Kitchen and Zabeena of a A Lot on my Plate for putting in the effort to come up with two delicious looking dishes!
Get more details about participating in a future Dinner and a Movie here. Click on the photos to go to the original posts and check out their blogs:-)
"A colourful, spicy Indian curry to match the colour and complexity of the interwoven storylines of Monsoon Wedding."
"This film is a feast for the eyes in vibrant orange, it is set in the Punjab, and I'm a predictable Pavlovian dog: one twang from a sitar, and I'm salivating for Turmeric, Coriander and Green Chillies. Chicken Tikka ticks all of those boxes, and is, moreover, the starting point of lots of hybrid food, in short, the embodiment of cross-cultural merging and melting of cultures, which fits the film perfectly."
"Monsoon Wedding is chock full of scenes of the hectic New Delhi street scape, depicting the ubiquitous food scene. It only seemed natural to do a post on chaat, Indian street food."