am planning my best friend's birthday and want to make it East Indian (ish) themed.. So I'm looking for recipes for Ethnic foods that wouldn't be too expensive to make a lot of.
For example, things like dahl or curry, that could make a fair number of servings (6-10+) without being too expensive to make.
And ideas for things to make that wouldn't be too expensive to buy or make.
Vegan, of course.
Quick and easy is preferred, but I'll take anything that makes a good sized amount of stuff.
(Please don't tell me to have a potluck. It's been done before and people either make a stink about having to bring vegan food, or just don't come. I want my Nefer to have an awesome birthday and that means a vegan birthday, which means doing it myself or enlisting a few friends to help with the actual making of food.)