Hindu kosher hallal pastries and dessert

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Hi Colleagues

I'm actually in the middle of a skills assessment in Australia and one of the unit is ''prepare food to meet special dietary requirements" which include be able to make hallal, hindu, kosher pastries and dessert. So I would like to know if someone can indicate some resource or tell me something about this requirements. Thanks!
 
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Your question(s) are requiring detailed answers and TBH you would get more out of the unit if you did the footwork yourself.

Always here to help just not going to research for you.

I would start with keywords certified halal...kosher... on and on.

mimi

edit... thanks for being honest re the need to know the above info.

Not everyone is so forthcoming..../img/vbsmilies/smilies/smile.gif

m.
 
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You're definitely going to need to ask for some clarification - are they expecting you to prepare something from one of these "special dietary requirements"?  You're going to have to work in a "certified" "kosher" kitchen (you'd find one in a Temple or a home where the family keeps kosher) and you'd have to be familiar with Jewish dietary laws (for want of a better word).  For example, you can't eat dairy if there is a meat component to the meal (you have to wait a specific number of hours to consume dairy if you'd had meat). There are separate utensils for handling food based on what category the food is (meat, dairy, or pareve). If you are not familiar with this type of dietary restriction, you aren't going to be able to prepare food for it.  One of my accounts once asked me to prepare the desserts in the kitchen of the Temple (because it was a kosher kitchen) and even though I was very familiar with the rules and regulations, I kept having to stop myself and think about what I was doing and what tools I was using while doing it.  It's often easier to go to a professional so to speak, and get a kosher meal from a certified kosher caterer (and most kitchens who follow kosher rules are also following Halal rules, they are similar in some respects but not all).

You'd need to understand a little more about the whole Indian food culture because a lot of Indian desserts are milk-based and/or fried.  They don't have the same "tradition" of cakes, for example; many Indians do not eat eggs so being familiar with vegan desserts may be of some help here, just keeping in mind the no eggs allowed.
 
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I think you misunderstood me, I didn't want someone searching for me, but only a professional tip where I can find trustworthy info. 
 
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Here in the US, Joan Nathan is a respected cookbook author and has written several Jewish holiday cookbooks that would be worth checking out, maybe your school or a local library has a few titles that might help you. Outside of a culinary program in Israel, you probably won't find professional books on the subject; but it's worth it to look into what textbooks some Israeli-based culinary schools use.

I have a few Indian cookbooks, my favorite is by Yamuna Devi, it's called Lord Krishna's Table: The Art of Indian Vegetarian Cooking.  It's the most comprensive book out there; and anything by Madhur Jaffrey is excellent.
 
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Ok thanks a lot I don't trust in web info because are given from not preofessional people. I gonna buy this book!
 

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