Nimita proudly serves local, organic Indian food with a Santa Barbara twist. She is highly trained in the traditional Indian system of ayurvedic cooking which we love. We tried one of her dinner banquets ($80 for two) delivered to our door recently and were overjoyed with the quality. Every dish was brimming with bursting flavors that brought us back to India. Nimita travels to Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo and all points in between to cater her extraordinary dishes. She is always committed to bringing her lucky clients organic ingredients from Santa Barbara’s best local farms. She sincerely aims to please both the protein lovers and vegetarian ones, too.
A typical meatless menu from Nimita might include Cabbage Kale Coleslaw, Dal Makhani– Kidney Bean and Black Lentils in a Gingery Dance, Saag Paneer– Fresh Spinach and Homemade Cheese (Saag aloo available for vegans), Aloo Gobi~ Red potatoes (Yam also available) with cauliflower and Pea, Mixed Vegetable Curry in a fresh tomato-based sauce, Date Tamarind Chutney, Cucumber Raita, Saffron Rice, bite-size Samosas, and garlic naan.
Our remarkable dinner featured Papadum (GF Cracker bread), Curried Quinoa Stuffed Poblanos, a gentle and nurturing Roasted Kaboucha Squash Soup, Quinoa Tabouli, Chicken Biryani , Mushroom Biryani, Mixed Vegetable Curry, a gentle Ayurvedic Curry , Paneer Butternut Masala–~ Homemade Cheese in a Fresh Spinach Sauce, Fresh Fig Chutney, Pomegranate Raita, Kitchadi (Ayurvedic meal), Garlic Naan or plain naan, and Mango Mousse!
Nimita’s commitment is to always work with local farmers, to use clean oil–grapeseed oil, avocado oil or olive oil, to choose seasonal produce, to use fresh spices, to be earth friendly, to choose organic, to support your digestive system, to cook with love and nurture you with care.
Here’s a brilliant idea: book a private cooking class with your loved ones and learn how to make your favorite dishes. nimitascuisine.com, (805) 259-6594; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org