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  • #16
    Originally posted by neelu View Post
    Jal Muri is a snack that consists of a mix of things that look like daal sev or Bombay mix type stuff and then that's mixed with some fresh ingredients such as finely chopped onion and chilli and mixed together. I don't know what Bhel Puri is.

    Btw, even though it's a cold food, I didn't suggest Dahi bhallay cos' it's got dairy and you'd find it hard to keep it fresh for so long.


    • #17
      I think Jal Muri is a Bengali thing. Thanks for the links zizou. I'd forgotten that they add puffed rice to these things until I checked google images.
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      • #18
        Originally posted by Indefinable View Post

        Ohh. Is it tasty. Crunch savoury Bombay Mix with fresh ingredients...? Is it a Pakistani dish or Bengali. I've not heard of it before.
        yup very tasty. Mix it with rice puff & mustard oil + Bombay Mix + fresh onion/cilantro/chilly/tomato. Jal Muri is Bangali dish popular in Kolkata and Bangladesh
        Bhel puri is Indian dish, very similar but Instead of mustard oil, this uses chutney (tamarind and mint) & pre-pack box is available in store with the mix + chutney.

        Thanks for the suggestions. Now I just need to find people who are willing to do the prep work or keep it simple and serve 3 items & let everyone know they are free to bring anything they like


        • #19
          Don't say people can bring what they like- otherwise you might get ten tubs of the same thing or 10 bottles of coke and not much else. It needs to be organised to the extent that you ensure they don't do something like that.
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          • #20
            Now I'm hungry
            Il probably go home and find some boring curry while this nice food is being described


            • #21
              What Do you Think about the Biryani Or Karahi..?


              • #22
                I presume you would've had the picnic by now. So what did you decide to do in the end?

                Originally posted by Kya View Post
                I am trying to organize a family picnic again. I don't know why I put myself thru the torture cuz my extended family gives me a headache But I do it every year. We typically do hotdogs, burgers, buy a tray of biryani & Tandoori. But I would like to have little bit more variety, so any suggestions will be helpful. Also if you can suggest things people can buy but will stay good in warm weather & people will like them. Because I have been pushing to get every family to bring a sides while my bro and I provide the main dish. but so many resist (lazy young ones) & would rather pay. But how much can I possible charge without seeing like I am taking advantage of it. I would like options of home made and store brought picnic items
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                • Kya
                  Kya commented
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                  No we ended up moving the date to after Eid because there was a wedding invitation my parents had to go to. Instead all the cousins ended up going camping for first time. I still have mosquito bites.

                  But I spoke to my family and most of the aunts happily accepted making side dish. I left it to them on what they bring. Last I heard, one aunt is bringing kala chana, another is brining piaji (hopefully that doesn't spoil), another aunt is bringing this flower shape deep fried pitha and another person is in charge of bringing chopped onions and cilantro to make jal muri.

                  We will still have hot dog/burger and biryani and salad. Rest of the guest (cousins) will be asked to bring water/soda because we need lots of water. I will post after it happens unless it gets moved again.