What to eat at Holi?

The festival of Holi is celebrated once a year during spring time in India. It has a strong mythological, cultural and social significance. It is a day when people of all ages, religions and backgrounds come together to play with dry and wet colors, water balloons, and much more. Everyone would be outdoors, laughing, giggling, soaking in bright colors, leaving all reservations at home. Continue reading “What to eat at Holi?”

Spanish Tapas Recipes Seen On The Travel and Adventure Show

Are you wondering How to find the Real Cuisine of a Country? I will be discussing on the subject today at the Travel and Adventure Show in Washington DC, and showing you a few recipes I picked up during my visit to Spain. If you like to try any of the dishes at home, here are the recipes. Continue reading “Spanish Tapas Recipes Seen On The Travel and Adventure Show”

El Salvadorian Pupusa

Pupusa is a traditional El Salvadorian dish made with a thick corn tortilla stuffed with fillings of pork (chicharrón) , mashed refried beans, cheese (queso), onions, mushrooms or chillies. The two most commonly found pupusas are the pupusa de queso (cheese) and more popular pupusa revuelta with mixed ingredients of cheese, beans, and chicharrón. Pupusas are served hot off the griddle with curtido, a pickled salad of shredded carrots, onion and cabbage, and homemade tomato sauce. Continue reading “El Salvadorian Pupusa”

How to make Tandoori chicken without a tandoor

Tandoori Chicken is one of the most popular dishes from northern India. It is grilled chicken rubbed with a blended spice marinade, identifiable by its red coloring. Tandoori is Indian style of BBQ. The marinade has garlic, salt, coriander, tamarind, cumin, ginger, lentils and oil. Continue reading “How to make Tandoori chicken without a tandoor”

La Bodega, Barcelona

One of my best dining experiences in Barcelona was at La Bodega Restaurant at Plaza Molina in the Sant Gervasi district. My local friends, Tina and Alex said it was their favorite restaurant in Barcelona so they had to take me there. Open since 1983, the owner, Jose Luis Jimemr Momci still greets every one of his guests and attends to every detail. White table cloths and rose petals create a romantic atmosphere in this wine cellar converted into restaurant; it specializes in classic Mediterranean cuisine with a Catalan twist. Continue reading “La Bodega, Barcelona”

Thandai at the Taste of Atlanta

Taste of Atlanta got a special treat from India today. As part of the “Spice of Life” segment at the “Inside the Food Studio” stage, I talked about different spices and their benefits, and share with participants a very special recipe that many westerners are unfamiliar with. Continue reading “Thandai at the Taste of Atlanta”

Fried Green Tomatoes with Lump Crab Meat and Citrus Remoulade

I had never even heard of fried green tomatoes till I came to Atlanta, Georgia! I soon found out, they are a popular appetizer in southern cuisine. The green tomatoes are tart in flavor and harder in texture, than normal red tomatoes, but the prepared dish is delicious! The tomatoes are battered and deep fried till the flour and bread crumbs get crispy. Every chef has a different recipe for the topping. Some serve it as is, others like Chef Kaplan dress it up with crab and remoulade. Continue reading “Fried Green Tomatoes with Lump Crab Meat and Citrus Remoulade”

Chocolate Bread Pudding with Clear Caramel

Here is the delicious chocolate bread pudding recipe that SOHO American Bistro has generously shared with you readers. It is by far, my favorite dessert in Atlanta! The moist rich bread pudding has a velvety texture and melts in your mouth. It is served warm with a dollop of cold vanilla ice cream and rightly balanced caramel sauce. If you don’t believe me, try it for yourself. Continue reading “Chocolate Bread Pudding with Clear Caramel”