Navjot Arora of Chutney Masala in Irvington To Cook at the James Beard House


Chutney Masala chef-owner Navjot Arora will prepare a five-course dinner paired with wines at the Beard house at 7 p.m. on  March 11. The house is at 167 West 12th St. in Manhattan. Tickets are $125. Call 212.627.2308 to reserve.

The 411 on Chutney Masala.

The menu, after the jump.

Hors d’Oeuvre

Puffed Rice with Onions, Cilantro, and Date and Jaggery Sauce
Homemade Cheese, Toasted Lentils, Baby Spinach, and Fenugreek Leaves with Tomato–Curry Leaf Chutney
Gram Flour–Dusted Halibut with Crushed Garlic, Carom Seeds, and Cilantro–Pomegranate Chutney
Chicken Kebabs with Basil, Ginger, and Garlic
Frescobaldi Rèmole 2006
Maso Canali Pinot Grigio 2007


Aam Paapad and Paneer Terrine > Sun-Dried Mango Pulp and Homemade Cheese Terrine with Ginger and Carrot Relish
Bonterra Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2002

Ragda Pattice
Panfried Potato Cakes with Stewed Chickpeas and Tangy Chutneys
Red Rock Winery Reserve Merlot 2006

Jheenga Dum Anaari
Tandoori Shrimp with Pomegranate Powder and Sour Cream Marinade
Sonoma-Cutrer Russian River Ranches Chardonnay 2006

Duck Vindaloo > Spicy Duck Curry with Malt Vinegar, Whole Spices, and Potatoes, Served with Basmati Rice and Naan
Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernet 2006

Mocha Kulfi > Cappuccino and Saffron–Flavored Milk Candy
Yellowglen Yellow NV


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