Hubby ordered Peshawari Lamb Boti Kebab, which was so moist and flavorful. I took the leftovers home to make this bento. In the upper compartment: Sambaar Daal, red cherry tomato from Triple T Ranch, and leftover Lamb Kebab. In the lower compartment: idli, grapes from Schletewitz Family at the Santa Rosa Farmers Market, greens from Offerings of the Land, and tomatoes (cherrys from Ridgeview Farms and large orange tomato from Larry Wagner of Sebastopol) arranged like a little alien. I used pieces of spaghetti to pin the "eyeballs" to the head and nori cutouts for the facial features.
The reason I made this little alien dude is because the idli reminded me of Flying Saucers. They are rounded on the top and bottom, so they have that saucer shape. :)
Closeup of the Alien. "We come in peace! Take me to your bento!"
On a less silly note, I went to the Ladybug release party last night to remember my friend Glen's late wife. It was a really nice way to honor her memory. I put together a video slideshow of the evening.
UFO was my first thought too! Cutest alien tomato ever. Great way to use leftovers.ReplyDelete
Thanks sheri! It couldn't have been easier to make this bento. But I am finding out that idlis don't taste quite as good the next day. I'm breaking them up and smooshing them into the Sambaar Daal. :)ReplyDelete
Mmm...this bento makes my mouth water for some Indian food.ReplyDelete
What a lovely and touching idea to release Ladybugs in memory of a loved one.
Love Indian food too and its really not that expensive here in Malaysia. Amazed at your imagination i.e. flying saucer idli! Haha Really adore the big eye tomato alien!ReplyDelete
Your alien tomato makes me smile :-DReplyDelete
What a cute alien tomato bento! And yes, the idlis really reminds me of an UFO too! :)ReplyDelete
Hi! I love Indian food!!! BTW, I featured your bento box strap in my Etsy treasury! http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4c8f969b9a1b6d91a76ca3ce/think-outside-the-lunch-box?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Treasury&utm_campaign=ShareReplyDelete
Cute and so creative! Indian food can be so deeply satisfying, we need a reular "fix"!ReplyDelete