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New Year’s Eve in a Traveling Palace!

Electric Vardo,
Compassionate Chefs Cafe
& New Delhi Restaurant

Present . . .

PALACE ON WHEELS

A journey through time celebrated through dance, music and cuisine following the Romani trail from Rajasthan to the world with regional traditional Cuisine of India accented by unique twists of international flavors.

Exotic Music from Bollywood to Andalucia with stops in the Balkans and beyond. Spectacular Dance performances fusing tradition with urban culture to ring in the new year with compassionate cause.

Dancefloor beats by DJ Amar
Cuisine by Chef Ranjan Dey

Tribal Belly Dance and Bollywood Fusion dance by FatChanceBellyDance with Special Guests Calamity Sam, Mitara, & more (full lineup TBA)

December 31, 2009 at New Delhi Restaurant
160 Ellis St. in San Francisco

Make your reservation here.


Fat Chance Belly Dance

Calamity Sam

Mitara


Events of the Evening

9pm-2am – dinner with Perfomance.


– Dinner from 9-10:30pm (earlier dinner reservations welcome via phone)


– Special Dinner-time Belly Dance performance with dinner package

Show-only entry at 10:30pm (Doors will open at 10pm for pre-show drinks at the bar and to check in.)

There will be tasty Indian small plates available for sale late night during the event, as well as some lovely libations at the bar.

New Delhi is a beautiful space with a friendly atmosphere and plenty of dance space yet an intimate vibe with kind and caring staff that make you feel like family.

Please note:
All prices below are inclusive of taxes and ticketing fees.

Dinner package includes gratuity/tip. 1 Drink ticket is included for a drink at the bar.

Early Bird Tix & Dinner Package

$35 limited presale (Show Only + includes drink) – until Dec. 28

$75 limited presale (Dinner + show + drink) – until Dec. 28

– 9pm Reservation*, earlier option available


– Prix Fixe dinner* (vegetarian or meat option – see below)


– price includes tip, gratuity and ticketing fees

After Dec. 28, Pricing will be as follows:

$45 advance (Show Only + includes drink) – after Dec. 28

$85 advance (Dinner + show + drink) – after Dec. 28

– 9pm Reservation*


– Prix Fixe dinner* (vegetarian or meat option – see below)


– price includes tip, gratuity and ticketing fees

*Please note for dinner reservations:
After booking online, please call 415-259-8629 and leave message with full name and preference of Vegetarian or Meat option for dinner.
You may also request an earlier reservation time with priority seating for show. Available reservation times are 8:00 and 8:30

Non-Vegetarian Menu

Hot Gourmet Hors d?Oeuvres
Bari Pakora – Vegetable fritters
Bite Sized Vegetable Samosas – Turnovers filled with lightly spiced potatoes
Hariyali Tikka – Chicken barbecued in a tangy mint and cilantro marinade
Seekh Keebab – Spiced lamb rolls prepared over a charcoal fire

New Delhi Family Style Dinner
Murg Akbari – An exotic preparation of chicken with cashews and raisins simmered in a blend of mild spices
Karahai Gosht – A flavorful lamb curry cooked in North Indian spices
Paneer Makhani – Housemade paneer cooked in tomato cream sauce and seasoned with fenugreek leaves
Alu Palak – Spinach cooked with potatoes and seasoned with garlic
Kali Dal New Delhi – Slow simmered black Lentils with Ginger and Tomatoes
Peas Pullao – Saffron flavored Basmati rice with green peas
Accompanied with Nan, Achar, Chutney, Kachumber Salad, Condiments and Spicy Salad

Dessert Service
Chilled Rice Pudding with Alfanso Mango Float
Warm Gulab Jamun – Milk Dumpling in Warm Cardamom Syrup
Masala Chai – Indian milk tea flavored with cardamom

Vegetarian Menu

Hot Gourmet Hors d?Oeuvres
Bari Pakora – Vegetable fritters
Bite Sized Vegetable Samosas – Turnovers filled with lightly spiced potatoes
Sabzi Bonda – Spiced vegetables dipped in lentil batter and golden fried
Onion Kulcha – Nan stuffed with chopped onion, green pepper and cilantro

New Delhi Family Style Dinner
Chana Masala
Punjabi style spicy garbanzo seasoned with onions, cilantro and cumin
Sukhi Bhindi
Carmalized okra with chat masala
Paneer Makhani
House-made paneer cooked in tomato cream sauce and seasoned with fenugreek leaves
Alu Palak
Spinach cooked with potatoes and seasoned with garlic
Kali Dal New Delhi – Slow simmered black Lentils with Ginger and Tomatoes
Peas Pullao – Saffron flavored Basmati rice with green peas
Accompanied with Nan, Achar, Chutney, Kachumber Salad, Condiments and Spicy Salad

Dessert Service
Chilled Rice Pudding with Alfanso Mango Float
Warm Gulab Jamun – Milk Dumpling in Warm Cardamom
Syrup Masala Chai – Indian milk tea flavored with cardamom

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New Year’s Eve is approaching fast

Be sure to get your ticket for the PALACE ON WHEELS!
A journey through time celebrated through dance, music and cuisine following the Romani trail from Rajasthan to the world with regional traditional Cuisine of India accented by unique twists of international flavors.

Exotic Music from Bollywood to Andalucia with stops in the Balkans and beyond. Spectacular Dance performances fusing tradition with urban culture to ring in the new year with compassionate cause.

Dancefloor beats by DJ Amar
Cuisine by Chef Ranjan Dey
Tribal Belly Dance and Bollywood Fusion dance by
FatChanceBellyDance with Special Guests
Calamity Sam
Mitara
She’enedra & more
Henna (Mehndi) by Sanxe Loveji

December 31, 2009 at NEW DELHI RESTAURANT – 160 Ellis St. in San Francisco

9pm-2am – dinner with Perfomance (menu below)
– Dinner from 9-10:30pm (earlier dinner reservations welcome)
– Special Dinner-time Belly Dance performance with dinner package

Show only entry at 10:30pm
(Doors will open at 10pm for pre-show drinks at the bar and to check in).
There will be tasty Indian small plates available for sale late night during the event,
as well as some lovely libations at the bar.

New Delhi is a beautiful space with a friendly atmosphere with plenty of dancefloor space yet an intimate vibe with kind and caring staff that make you feel like family
Also – this is the last chance to buy your ticket for the Trip for Two to India raffle! Drawing will be held at midnight.

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Ranjan and Google spend the day together

Chef Olivia Wu of Google’s Oasis Cafe invited Ranjan to be the Celebrity Chef at a two-day Indian cuisine narrative, held in the Oasis Cafe on Nov. 11th and 12th.

Ranjan prepared Nutty Chicken – an Indian-Chinese dish from Calcutta; Cholar Dal with coconut – a Bengali lentil dish; Lemon Mustard Barbeque Fish – a spicy barbeque fish; and Five Vegetables with Panch Phoran – a traditional Bengali winter vegetable dish using Bengali Five Spice blend.

The Google campus has been host to many outstanding Bay Area chefs and Ranjan is honored to be included. Click here to see the kitchen and people that made this day possible in our Flickr gallery.

Please enjoy this recipe for 100 servings of Panch Phoroner Charchori.

Ingredients
Potatoes – 10 lbs
Eggplants – 5lbs
Red Pumpkins – 5lbs
Long Green Beans – 5lbs
Radish – 5lbs
Bengali Five Spice – Panch Phoron- 1/3lb
(Onion seeds, Brown mustard seeds, Cumin seeds, Fenugreek seeds, Fennel seeds)
Green Chilies – 10 pcs
Dry Red Chillies -10 pcs
Vegetable Oil- 1.5 cups
Sugar- 2Tsp
Salt -4Tsp ( to taste)

Click for larger.

Method
1.    Peel and cut potatoes and pumpkin into 1 inch cubes. Cut eggplants into even-sized pieces. Cut long beans into 1 inch pieces. Trim radishes and cut in halves.
2.    Heat oil to smoke point, turn down the heat.  Add red chillies broken into small pieces, slit green chillies and panch phoran spice mix and sauté for a few mins until the spices start to splutter.
3.    Add vegetables and sauté for 5mins.
4.    Add sugar,salt and enough water to cook vegetables. Cover .
5.    Let it simmer till vegetables are tender and water is absorbed.

Cholar Dal
For 100 people
Ingredients
Yellow Split Peas – 12 lbs
Turmeric powder – 2Tsp
Green chillies – 5pcs whole
Sugar – 2Tsp
Salt – 4Tsp (to taste)
Coconut milk – 4 cups

For Tempering
Bay leaves – 5pcs
Red chillies – 5pcs whole
Cumin seed whole – 3Tsp
White meat of fresh coconut – 2lbs diced small
Veg Oil – 1 cup

Method
1. Bring water to a boil in a pot and add the yellow split pea. Take scum off the dal and reduce heat. Cook until it is half done.
2.  Add the green chillies, turmeric, coconut milk, sugar, and salt to taste.
3.  Cover and cook until done over a medium fire. The dal should be stirred occasionally, as it tends to stick to the bottom of the pot.

4. Tempering
In a frying pan heat the oil to smoking. Reduce heat and add the white coconut meat.
Fry until the coconut starts to change color. Add bay leaves, cumin seeds, and red chillies, fry until coconut is light brown. Pour this over the dal. Cover and simmer for 5 mins. The dal should be thick and have a sweet coconut flavor.

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Thanks for a great evening from Compassionate Chefs!

Thanks you for making the 2009 Bollywood Dance Extravaganza at CCC a resounding success!

We raised close to $8,000 and still counting. On that note, please send us your check if you did not get a chance to join us, but still wanted to make a contribution.



Bhangra dancers move to the musi

Please make check payable to:
Compassionate Chefs Cafe and mail it to
New Delhi Restaurant
160 Ellis Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Many many thanks to all of you who came and to all our sponsors who made the event a grand success. We had over 100 people join us!

Thanks go to Kodi, Latha, Sarah and Kaitlin Dey for organzing all the donations and the raffle; Renda from Henna Garden for her support with the henna artist; DJ Amar for putting together the music that kept us jumping all evening long; Calamity Sam from Los Angeles, Vicki and Suman and the dancers of Dhol Rhythyms.



Ranjan and Miss United Nation International 2009 Lucille Low

Miss United Nation International 2009, Lucille Low, helped us sell raffle tickets for the trip for two to India.
Vocal and flute by Ken and Shruti were enjoyed early in the evening, Jose Chuc from Jose Chuc Photography donated his talents and captured amazing moments from this celebration. And a big thank you to each and every staff member of New Delhi Restaurant – Shimu, Dipak, Sarabjeet, Santos, Javier, Luis, Babita, Rakesh, Eshita, Priyanka and Yogesh – for volunteering their time to this event.

And the biggest Thank You to all of our sponsors!
We will be updating the Compassionate Chefs.org website with photos of the event in the coming week.
Please visit soon.

Thanks again to everyone who contributed their time and efforts.

Calamity Sam shows off her unique Bollywood Fusion style of dance.



The henna and artist did a
booming business all evening.



Luis kept everyone well-hydrated


Two happy buffet patrons


The ladies of Compassionate Chefs
Cafe greet a newcomer
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Canceled until further notice

Curries of the World has been canceled due to a scheduling conflict. Please watch this space for the new date, which will be announced soon. Thanks and have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Curries of the World: History and Tasting

Presented by the Golden Gate Restaurant Association

Join world-class chef Ranjan Dey, star of the documentary series My India! and owner of New Delhi Restaurant, on Friday, December 18th from 5:00 to 6:30 pm (date changed from October 16th) to hear the history and stories of curries from around the world. Chef Ranjan will discuss the many culinary stories behind curry, including its spread and cultural effect on Southeast Asia and around the world.

After the discussion there will be a large sampling of curries from India, China, Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Trinidad, Fiji, Malayasia, England and many more along with your choice of a mango lassi, a King Fisher Indian Beer or a glass of Indian red or white wine.

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Compassionate Chefs Cafe Bollywood Dance Party

Compassionate Chefs Cafe in association with New Delhi Restaurant presents...Bollywood Dance Party
Sunday, November 8, 2009 – 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

New Delhi Restaurant and Bar

160 Ellis St, San Francisco
Phone: 415.397.8470

This event is our gift to you. We are hoping this will influence you to help uplift the lives of less fortunate children both at the Tenderloin After School Program and at the Gandhi Ashram in New Delhi, India.

Pay as much as you like, suggested donation is $40 per person.

For validated parking park at APM Parking, 261 Ellis Street, located between Mason and Powell.



Buff Your Karma

This is an experiment to see what happens when the San Francisco Bay Area community – comprised of caring people from the Food and Beverage Industry – focus their generosity. It’s a celebration of fine dining and merriment, yet working to empower the less fortunate kids right here in the Tenderloin District of San Francisco and the poorest children in India.
How can you help? Find Out More

Feast Your Eyes and Ears

Come get your groove on in our Maharajah’s Palace! Appearing for your dancing and listening pleasure: DJ Amar along with special guests Calamity Sam from Los Angeles, Robin Sukhadia, plus nonstop Bhangra DJ Jimmy Love and the Dholrhythms dance troupe. Also featured will be fortune tellers, henna artists and a special appearance by the Royal Miss Asian America Court!

Feast Your Tastebuds

Gourmet food, fabulous libations! Enjoy Chef Ranjan’s non-stop Indian Buffet, featuring delicacies and delights,
desserts and drinks. Bring an appetite, leave happy. Full Menu Here

Try Your Luck

This is a great chance to throw your name in for shot at two free tickets to India, courtesy of KR Travels. Tickets at $10 a piece, no limit on the number that can be purchased. Drawing will be held  New Year’s Eve, need not be present to win. Good luck!

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Wishing you a warm and peacful Diwali

Happy Diwali!
From New Delhi Restaurant and President Obama

New Delhi Restaurant and President Barak Obama would like to wish you and yours a very happy, peaceful and light-filled Diwali celebration.


In order to help the less fortunate children of the world during this holiday of thankfulness, please attend our annual Bollywood Dance Extravaganza on November 8th. All proceeds will be donated to Compassionate Chefs Cafe to help uplift the lives of children both across the street and across the world.

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Save the (New) date!

Due to a scheduling conflict, the Curries of the World event has been moved to Dec. 18th. Same great evening, all new date!

Curries of the World: History and Tasting

Presented by the Golden Gate Restaurant Association

Join world-class chef Ranjan Dey, star of the documentary series My India! and owner of New Delhi Restaurant, on Friday, December 18th from 5:00 to 6:30 pm (date changed from October 16th) to hear the history and stories of curries from around the world. Chef Ranjan will discuss the many culinary stories behind curry, including its spread and cultural effect on Southeast Asia and around the world.

After the discussion there will be a large sampling of curries from India, China, Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Trinidad, Fiji, Malayasia, England and many more along with your choice of a mango lassi, a King Fisher Indian Beer or a glass of Indian red or white wine.

Cost is $35 a person. Click here to make your reservations.

A portion of proceeds will be donated to Compassionate Chefs Cafe.

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Mark Your Calendars: Bollywood Dance Party, Nov. 8

Sunday, November 8, 2009 – 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
New Delhi Restaurant and Bar
160 Ellis St, San Francisco
Phone: 415.397.8470

This event is our gift to you. We are hoping this will influence you to help uplift the lives of less fortunate children both at the Tenderloin After School Program and at the Gandhi Ashram in New Delhi, India.
Pay as much as you like, suggested donation is $40 per person.

For validated parking park at APM Parking, 261 Ellis Street,
located between Mason and Powell.

Buff Your Karma

This is an experiment to see what happens when the San Francisco Bay Area community – comprised of caring people from the Food and Beverage Industry – focus their generosity. It’s a celebration of fine dining and merriment, yet working to empower the less fortunate kids right here in the Tenderloin District of San Francisco and the poorest children in India.

How to Donate

Donations can be made at one of three levels: Silver – $250, Gold – $500 or Platinum – $1000.
All funds raised are split evenly between the Tenderloin After School Program and the Gandhi Ashram in New Delhi. Compassionate Chefs Cafe keep nothing back for operating expenses; all goods and services are donated. Your donation is fully tax deductible. Non-Profit Tax I.D. 94-3136771

Feast Your Eyes and Ears


Electric Vardo Live

Come get your groove on in our Maharajah’s Palace! Appearing for your dancing and listening pleasure: DJ Amar, Jimmy Love and Electric Vardo, Freyja and a host of exotic belly dancers, Bhangra dancers that will get you off your seat, fortune tellers, henna artists and a special appearance by the Royal Miss Asian America Court!

Feast Your Tastebuds

Gourmet food, fabulous libations! Enjoy Chef Ranjan’s non-stop ten course gourmet Indian buffet, featuring delicacies and delights, desserts and drinks. Bring an appetite, leave happy.

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Watch This Space

Keep an eye on your email for more details to come. Be sure to send in your reservation early, this event is building in popularity every year and we want you to be a part of it all!