Posts Tagged "Goa"

Goa-A Glorious and Graceful Hangover!

Posted by on Jul 10, 2016 in Travel Tales | 11 comments

Goa-A Glorious and Graceful Hangover!

Goa is not just exciting and beautiful, it’s intensely addictive too. I don’t know anyone who claims to be bored of Goa, no matter how many times they have already gone. Take me, as a case study.  Five visits already, and still not tired of it. Different kinds of visits. First there was the first time. The time when I managed to stay fairly sober all through the trip, observing nuances of the place, constantly watching the wallet for a few notes and what leisure could it buy me, with just one good meal in my little black dress at the Taj at Fort Aguada (that was on my birthday,...

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Goa-Where Stillness meets Restlessness!

Posted by on Sep 6, 2012 in Travel Tales | 11 comments

Goa-Where Stillness meets Restlessness!

If I had to ever write a story about us, it would need to necessarily contain silly sweet things. Stories about being picked up 5 minutes apart on a rickety blue coloured school bus for 8 whole years. Endless,mindless games that we played within it, sitting at the last seats. Fights about the window seats. Stories about boys we could never meet and headaches that one never knew of. Stories about  planning birthday parties and ‘giveaways’. About insecurities and achievements. About plans and perusals. About escapades and enchantment. Stories about what we can and what we...

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Goan Chorizo Sausage Pulao

Posted by on Sep 6, 2012 in Culinary Journeys | 0 comments

Goan Chorizo Sausage Pulao

Ingredients   250gm Goan pork sausages/chorizo 1/4 tsp turmeric powder 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste 2 cups duck stock(I used a few bony pieces of the duck meat, seasoned with salt and pepper, and made a simmering stock from it) 2 medium onions chopped fine 2 small tomatoes finely chopped 1 green chilli slit salt to taste 1 tbsp oil or ghee a dash of sugar Whole spices (garam masala) 4 cloves 4 peppercorns 1 inch cinnamon stick 1 bay leaf 1 star anise 1 black cardamom Preparation: 1. Wash the basmati rice 2-3 times and soak it in sufficient water for 15-20 minutes. Drain & keep...

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Fiery Hot Duck Vindaloo

Posted by on Sep 6, 2012 in Culinary Journeys | 0 comments

Fiery Hot Duck Vindaloo

Ingredients: 2 teaspoons cumin seeds 2 teaspoons mustard seeds 1/2 teaspoon black peppercorns 1/2 teaspoon fenugreek seeds 2 teaspoons minced peeled fresh ginger 2 teaspoons minced fresh garlic 1 teaspoon ground red pepper( I used dried ground Mexican Poblano Chillies) 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/3 cup white wine/grape vinegar 1 kilogram duck meat, cut in medium pieces( Ask your butcher to leave the skin on for that extra crispness) 1 teaspoon vegetable oil 1 1/2 cups minced fresh onion 1 tablespoon ground coriander 1 teaspoon ground turmeric 1 cup water 3 tablespoons tomato paste 2...

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