Baba Olga’s Kitchen and Chef Aliza Green Present
A Dinner Celebrating the Legendary
Cuisine of the Mughal Empire, Live Music
Saturday, February 25, 2017, 6-10pm, BYOB


$55/Person, Reservations Required
BYOB, Free Parking

Join Chef Green and company for a memorable evening of exquisite food inspired by her travels. The meal will be served family-style, with live music and candlelight to enhance the mood, all presented in the unique ambiance of Material Culture where carefully curated antiques and handcrafts, rugs, jewelry, clothing, and furnishings from India and elsewhere around the globe abound.

The menu for this splendid multi-course dinner features iconic dishes of the rich and varied Mughal cuisine, which developed in Medieval India and combines the cuisines of nomadic Central Asia, Persia, and Northern India, center of the Mughal Empire. Spiced with aromatic ginger, saffron, kala jeera (royal cumin), cardamom, rich creamy sauces made with almonds and rare white poppy seeds, varied meats, vegetables, tandoor-oven breads, fresh and preserved chutneys, exotic desserts flavored with rose, and pistachio, and beverages like mango lassi and home-brewed spiced chai.

Chef Green will be just back from leading a bespoke culinary and cultural tour to the centers of Mughal cuisine: Delhi (India’s capital city and one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world), Jaipur (the pink city), Agra (home of the Taj Mahal), Lucknow (cultural capital and home of sophisticated slow-cooked Awadhi cuisine). She was inspired to organize this trip because so many of Baba Olga’s catering customers, Indian and not, vegetarian and not, have requested Indian cuisine for their menus so she wanted to learn more first-hand. In addition, her most recent book, The Magic of Spice Blends, explores spice blends from India, which produces and consumes about 80 percent of the world’s spices.


Cocktail Hour

  • Seasonal Vegetable Pakoras (chickpea flour fritters) with Green Cilantro Chutney
  • Malai Kofta (cheese dumplings) in Tomato Cashew Sauce
  • Crunchy Cocktail Pappadums (spiced lentil wafers) with Date Tamarind Chutney

Family Style Dinner

  • Awadhi Prawn Curry
  • Lamb Rogan Josh
  • Chicken in White Poppy & Almond Korma
  • Aloo Gobi (potato & cauliflower)
  • Fragrant Vegetable Biryani with Golden Raisins
  • Saffron Basmati Rice
  • Tomato Kachumber, Cucumber yogurt raita, lime pickle
  • Homemade Naan bread


  • Pistachio Kulfi (frozen dessert) with rose petals
  • Mango Burfi with Vark (silver leaf)
  • Coconut Lace Cookies with Black Cardamom

Non-Alcoholic Beverages

  • Mango Lassi
  • Homemade Hot Spiced Chai
  • House Still & Sparkling Filtered Water
  • Small World Brewed Coffee/Tazo Tea Assortment

$55/Person, Reservations Required
BYOB, Free Parking