When in Madurai there are some culinary delights one has to try; Halwa and jalebi from the Nagapattanam Halwa shop still drawing the crowds 119 years later – Granted it’s an ideal location on the doorstep of the Meenakshi temple. The jalebi is a sweet fried spiral, tasting a little like baklava – but without […]Read More Tasty Madurai Treats
Serves: 6 Ingredients 2 large eggplants, cut into ½-inch slices ½ cup olive oil 1 small onion, diced 4 cloves garlic 2 spring onions sliced 4 large tomatoes cut in chunks ½ cup fresh coriander Handful Roasted peanuts 1 thinly sliced green chili Pinch of salt Grind of black pepper Dressing 2 generous tablespoons smooth […]Read More Dislocated Recipes for Success: Keralan Portuguese Eggplant Salad
We had the Squid Pepper Fry in Udipi. It is a culinary poem to the often taken-for-granted-spice – black pepper. I’d suggest purchasing pre-tenderized squid since you’re unlikely to have some rocks nearby upon which to thrash it. Ingredients 250g Squid 1 tsp Ginger grated 3 Green chiles 1 Onion ( chopped) 3/4 tsp Black […]Read More Dislocated Recipes for Success: Squid Pepper Fry
Those Portu-Geezers were canny chaps eh what ? Caravels tacking into the wind, deep sea exploration, the first great maritime empire, the spice trade, and a great eye for a beautiful colony, to wit, Brazil and Goa. The colonial buildings remain, and thought we can hear no Iberian in the streets the empire lives on […]Read More Bangers in the sun
Masque is the Secret Tables pick in Mumbai. It is outrageously expensive by any standard but makes one pale in India. The Times of India journalist, Rashmay Uday Singh sums it up perfectly: “We come away with our palates singing and our wallets stinging.” It is a great night, despite this, with inventive and delicious […]Read More Masque
This Parsi restaurant dating back to 1923 is a bastion for royalists. Still headed by the sprightly 96 year old patriarch and passionate Anglophile, Mr Boman Kohinoor (like the diamond, the legendary Mountain of Light, the centrepiece of the British Royal Crown.)whose Zoroastrian family immigrated to Bombay from Yazd in Iran in 1905. Mr Kohinoor […]Read More Rule Britannia & Co. Long Live Liz!
DELHI FOOD RAJINDER DA DHABA Rajinder Da Dhaba was a little street stall in Delhi that grew in fame and size – deservedly so. It now takes up a whole parking lot filled with happy takeaway (male) patrons and for the more sedate there’s a restaurant. (We had a touch of trouble finding the restaurant […]Read More Delhi-icious