It goes without saying, that good food should be accompanied by a great setting. And what is better than getting eco-friendly when it comes to setting the table? Yes, before your guest tastes the culinary delights you have dished out, the visual impact of a traditional Indian table setting, which is also eco-friendly, can actually set the mood.
A Light up the Evening
Diyas or floating candles look great as a centerpiece. Float fresh flowers or rose petals to enhance the beauty of the lamps. Put your Diwali leftover diyas to good use.
Use a freshly washed plantain leaf. Arrange it on a plate or a platter, and serve the vegetables or rice on it. If you are having a sit down dinner, you can serve in individual thalis. This looks very traditional, it is eco-friendly and looks appetizing. Artistically arranged food on a steel / brass thali makes for very pretty table dÉ©cor. You could also cut the plantain leaf to the size of the thali, place it on the thali and arrange the food on it.
Earthern ware makes for great serving dishes. Use terracotta earthenware bowls to serve the vegetables, daals and salad. Indian desserts like kheer, kulfi, phirni etc when served in earthen pots looks delectable and different. It is also a great way of saying you are eco-friendly!Dress each serving with a fresh rose petal, slivers of almonds or edible silver foil
The whole of UK is reeling under the impact of Balti Cuisine! Go traditional! Serve innovatively in handis, platters or woks. Copper dishes look traditional, yet stylish, on the table and enhance the table decor.
A Touch of Gold!
Accessorize with traditionally Indian zari work or brocade table mats or centre runners. They not only add colour but also a touch of grandeur!
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