By Karin Calloway

Karin Calloway is a working mom living in Augusta, Ga., with multiple freelance jobs and a ton of dirty dishes.

Indian on the Grill

My husband, Bond, and I are big fans of Indian food. We're also big fans of our Viking 53-inch gas grill. We found a way to combine the two in this menu that is perfect for summer entertaining.

Foil-Pouch Coconut Curried Mussels are the perfect starter. For the meat-eaters, we've turned Kofta, a traditional ground meat dish that is usually grilled on metal skewers, into burgers, serving them up on naan bread with a cooling Raita. Sides of Basmati Pilaf and Chickpea and Spinach Curry cook up on our grill's side burners and satisfy our vegetarian friends.

Cool things off with some chilled Mango-Yogurt Soup, which is my version of a Mango Lassie, but a bit simpler to prepare because it includes just two ingredients.

Recipes:

Special Cider Salad
Set the tone for a fantastic autumn meal with this Special Cider Salad and your guests will be clamoring for the recipe. This combination of crisp greens, crunchy apple, spiced pecans, crumbled blue cheese and cider vinaigrette is a salad lover’s "heaven on a plate."
Basmati Pilaf
I learned how to make Indian-style rice pilaf from an Indian friend who always shows up to parties with a big bowl of her fragrant basmati pilaf.
Chickpea and Spinach Curry
I cook several meatless meals for my family every week, and often I serve this flavorful version of Chickpea and Spinach Curry.
Chilled Mango-Yogurt Soup
This simplified version of the Indian Mango Lassie is the perfect way to end a spicy Indian meal.
Foil-Pouch Coconut Curried Mussels
Remember those foil “hobo” packets you cooked on the open fire at summer camp? The recipe is the perfect way to show off your Viking outdoor grill, and the clams or mussels are perfectly moist when cooked in the steamy foil packets.