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  1. vandy

    Seasons Greetings

    Very disappointing not 1 member from this site could acknowledge my Xmas & New Year wishes. I appreciate many Non Christian Indians may not celebrate Xmas but surely the Majority would definetly celebrate New Year, So therefore the ALL EXPENSES PAID All India Culinary Extravaganza I was going to OFFER TO THE FIRST 3 MEMBERS (and a friend of each member) who responded, will no longer happen, instead I will now donate the money allocated for this unforgettable Luxury Culinary Experience to a worthwhile Charity in each of the cities I was considering visiting. Here is the list of the Accommodations I had intended using for this special occasion; Kolkata - http://www.oberoihotels.com/hotels-in-kolkata/ Lucknow - http://www.marriott.com.au/hotels/travel/lkobr-renaissance-lucknow-hotel/ Delhi - http://www.theimperialindia.com/ Agra - http://www.oberoihotels.com/hotels-in-agra/ Jaipur - http://www.tajhotels.com/luxury/grand-palaces-and-iconic-hotels/rambagh-palace-jaipur/overview.html Jodhpur - http://www.tajhotels.com/luxury/grand-palaces-and-iconic-hotels/umaid-bhawan-palace-jodhpur/overview.html Udaipur - http://www.oberoihotels.com/hotels-in-udaipur/ Mumbai - http://www.tajhotels.com/luxury/grand-palaces-and-iconic-hotels/the-taj-mahal-palace-Mumbai/overview.html Kochi - http://www.vivantabytaj.com/malabar-cochin/overview.html Allepey - http://www.oberoihotels.com/kerala-backwaters/
  2. A very Merry Christmas and a joyful and prosperous New Year to everyone. Made a batch of Masala Chilli Crabs, will post in Indian Cuisine section.
  3. vandy

    Biryanis and Pulaos

    The Mrs went out to dinner with her girlfriends which left me to fend for myself. On Friday a friend from work who hails from Hyderabad was kind enough to give a container of some authentic Hyderabadi Dum Biriyani, it was SENSATIONAL, right up there with the best Biriyanis I have had the pleasure of consuming. So while the wife went to dinner, I had this Biriyani, with Gujarati Choondo Chutney and coriander & chilli pickle.
  4. First time Iv'e heard of this fruit Chikoo (Chiku), Must give it a go next time when in India. Yes matey, banana smoothies are great. http://werecipes.com/chikoo-milkshake-recipe-sapota-milkshakes/
  5. Chetan mate, can you take out the second picture in my post please, I have not been able to do it when I edit the post,thanks.
  6. My favourite without any doubt is the Mango. Mango season has just now started here in OZ. BRING IT ON !!!!
  7. vandy

    Whats your favourite snacks with your drink?

    I had some great snacks at both the Bowring Institute and the Indiranagar Club. The drinks weren't too bad either.
  8. vandy

    Hot destination to visit

    Here you go mate, have a look. I put everything together myself. Kerala Tour 2016 - Paul Vanderputt.pdf
  9. vandy

    Recent Trip to India

    Thanks Gordon for the Trip Report, very nice pics too. I'm also a bit of a Whisky man. I too stopped in at that Latiha Mahal Palace Hotel in Mysore for Lunch, had the Silver Thali (excellent) and had a fantastic Kulfi ice cream for dessert.
  10. vandy

    Hot destination to visit

    G'day Matey, Bangalore is not factored into my next trip to India but who knows things could change. I have put together a small group Private Tour to Kerala which looks likely to happen, will be around beginning of September 2016.
  11. vandy

    Quality Indian Sweets

    I recently took some Indian Sweets for my Dad who is now in an aged care home, he loved them.
  12. vandy

    Chicken Tikka Masala---Restaurant Style

    Now that's what I call a Pizza, thin crust which means I can eat more pieces compared to the thicker crusts which I can usually eat only 2 pieces.
  13. vandy

    Reheating Biryani: Question

    First of all my heartiest CONGRATULATIONS to you both on the new arrival, hope all is well. Re the reheating of the Biriyani, may I suggest you reheat in the oven with tin foil over the top so that it doesn't dry out, maybe also have a bowl of water in the oven during this process. Some pics would be nice, enjoy your day and I hope Piyush will be assisting not just with the food but also with the Arjun's dyper changing, haa haa.
  14. vandy

    Kolkata Street Food

    I wish I had the time to do a similar exercise as you MFP, just didn't have the time, but I have thought of this before. Please try my Burfi recipe, it's a rip snorter.
  15. vandy

    How to make a delicious Lentil Soup

    Lately the wife has been adding Lentils when she makes home made vegetable soup, Love it and makes a change to adding barley. She does not make it spicy though, I just add a spoonful of pickle to my bowl of soup to liven it up.