Bring Your Appetite!

This year, A Journey Into Islam will feature an ethnic dinner with an assortment of dishes, reflecting this year’s event theme - Diversity.

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To get your taste buds going, the appetizers will be pakoras — deep fried vegetables coated in chickpea flour and spices  with sweet and spicy tamarind chutney on the side.

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For the main course, guests will be served a crowd favourite—rich, creamy butter chicken with naan, rice pilaf and a cool yogurt raita (sauce) on the side. To cater for our vegetarian guests, we will also serve a vegetable curry.

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To finish off the meal on a sweet note, guests will be treated to baklava. This sumptuous dessert consists of a variety of nuts, including pistachios and cashews, artfully layered between thin sheets of pastry and sweet honey.  

Register now to reserve your spot at the table!

On that note, if you are a member of the Az-Zahraa community, check out our first ever AJII Bake Sale Fundraiser! This will be taking place at the youth-organized Milad-un-Nabi program (celebration of the birthday of the Holy Prophet) this Monday, December 28 at the Az-Zahraa Islamic Centre (men’s and ladies’ foyers).

Looking forward to sharing a meal with all of you on January 30!