Posts Tagged "Local Cuisine"

Ubud: Idyllic, Artistic and Enchanting!

Posted by on Jan 16, 2015 in Travel Tales | 8 comments

Ubud: Idyllic, Artistic and Enchanting!

I don’t know whether it was the visual of the carelessly strewn frangipani flowers everywhere, the moss adorned statues of the dewas and the dewis that have red hibiscus flowers tucked behind their ears,  the perennial scent of incense,  the sublime spell of  the monsoon evenings, strolls through untouched paddy fields, the heart-warming hospitality or the stunning sunsets at UluWatu and Tanah Lot that still make me yearn for a visit to the island. It could also be the brilliant colours from one street, that leads on to an alley and to the next, the extrovert ornate architecture,...

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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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Eataly, New York:Everything Eataly-an!

Posted by on Jul 31, 2012 in Culinary Journeys, Reviews & Recommendations | 1 comment

Eataly, New York:Everything Eataly-an!

Let me start with the last. “Let’s go to Eataly!”, he said. He has stayed in the Americas for the last 15 years or so, with enough travel and food experience around the world to be termed a global citizen. So, when he suggests that my trip to NY won’t hold good, if I do not walk and/or dine at Eataly (Pronounced  how you are read it!), I simply agree to it…presuming it was Little Italy, he was referring to! I smirked, thinking he was showing off his Mediterranean accent, complete with the lisp! Turns out, it wasn’t Little Italy, but the place is actually...

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Chamba:A Relic Preserved in Time

Posted by on Jul 23, 2012 in Travel Tales | 4 comments

Chamba:A Relic Preserved in Time

“Jyoti  Thakur is the man!”, we were told,emphatically, when we were starting our planning phase to visit the Himachal. Our cousins Paplu & Debbie were stationed at a beautiful bungalow in Jammu,back then. Paplu is in the armed forces in India, and serves a rank that is senior enough and consequently enabling him to have the ‘good-life’, so to say! Passionate about taking to flight himself, Paplu almost immediately suggested that Jyoti was a one-man-shop-and-stop for any visitor in Himachal. And that, he has been ‘tried-and-tested’ by themselves as...

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