NEWBURGH – WISE is the anachronym of the Girls of the Islamic Society of Evansville, and these girls definitely are clever within the methods of welcoming company to the Islamic Society with an ample unfold of unique meals in contrast to every other you may discover within the space.
The Islamic Society’s Worldwide Meals Pageant first occurred in October 2002, when the native Islamic group reacted to the tense ambiance after 9/11 by inviting everybody to the Islamic Heart (then on Lincoln Avenue) to tour the constructing, study Islam, and meet , speak to and share a meal with native Muslims whereas benefitting the Tri-State Meals Financial institution.
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Every competition since has seen a rise in attendance; now, 1000’s of diners converge to partake within the one-day out of doors feast, and all proceeds are nonetheless donated to the Meals Financial institution.
The COVID-19 pandemic triggered a hiatus for the occasion, however this yr it is as soon as once more a go.
“It has been two lengthy years with out the Meals Pageant and eventually it is occurring. We’re making an attempt to get again to regular,” mentioned occasion organizer and board member Bushra Saqib.
A brand new dish this yr is Jerusalem Salad, a favourite amongst Israelis and Palestinians. It is a easy and recent combination of cucumbers, tomatoes, inexperienced onions and mint with a dressing of lemon juice and olive oil, and might be ordered as a facet or added to the falafel sandwich.
Along with meals, there will likely be a global bazaar, henna hand design, and excursions of the Islamic Society constructing. In the event you benefit from the meal a lot you’d prefer to make among the dishes at house, on the bazaar it’s possible you’ll discover the second version of the From Our Desk to Yours Worldwide Cookbook by the Girls of the Islamic Society of Evansville.
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Seize a replica of the menu to peruse when you wait to be served. It lists all meals gadgets and costs, and notes if dishes are gluten free, vegetarian or vegan. Beneath is a listing of dishes.
On the menu
Rooster Biryani – Basmati rice with chunks of hen and spices. $4
Pilau – Log grain rice with spices and greens. $3
Butter Rooster – Rooster chunks in a gentle tomato and cream curry sauce. $4
Tandoori Rooster – Rooster tenderloins marinated in yogurt and spices, grilled. $3
Beef Shish Kebab – Floor beef blended with onion, parsley and spices, then hand-patted and grilled. $4
falafel sandwich – Spicy deep-fried chickpea patties served in pita bread with sesame paste tahini and yogurt sauce. $4
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Samosa – Fried pastry filled with potatoes and spices. $2
Bhel Puri – Salad of boiled potatoes, tomato, onion, chickpeas, peanuts and crunchy puffed rice topping, served with chutney. $4
Pakora – Spicy batter-dipped greens, fried till crisp. $3
fatayer – Home made bread dough stuffed with spinach and onion or olives and cream cheese, baked. $3
Grape Leaves – Stuffed grape leaves rolled with rice, tomato, onion, parsley and spices. $2
Tabbouleh – Salad of cooked bulgur cracked wheat, parsley, onion, tomato, olive oil, lemon juice and particular seasonings. $3
jerusalem salad – Chopped salad with cucumber, tomato, onion and mint with lemon and olive oil. $2
hummus – Chickpea and sesame tahini dip flavored with lemon and garlic, served with pita. $2
Muttabal – Eggplant dip with sesame tahini, yogurt, lemon juice and garlic, served with pita. $2
pita bread – One complete flat pita bread. $1
baklava – Buttery phyllo pastry layered with walnuts and sugar, doused in particular syrup. $2
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Basboosa – Semolina wheat cake soaked in syrup and topped with an almond. $2
kanafa – Shredded kataifi dough strands baked with a creamy custard filling and doused with syrup. $2
Gulab Jamun – Wealthy dough balls made with milk, fried to brown and soaked in syrup. $2
Ma’amoul – Buttery cookie with candy date filling, made by hand. $2
brownies – Chocolate brownies $2
Date Muffins – Home made pastry rings stuffed with dates and candy spices, topped with sesame seeds. $2
ice deal with – Recent mango blended with sugar and ice. $2
All gentle drinks, espresso and chai tea $1.
Islamic Society of Evansville Worldwide Meals Pageant
- when: Sunday, Oct. 2, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
- the place: The Islamic Society of Evansville, 4200 Grimm Highway, Newburgh, Indiana.