i've just come back from holiday there.. what a nice place!
Curry for breakfast lunch and dinner.. what more could a bloke ask for?
I picked bananas, pineapples and mangoes, and green peppercorns, clove leaves, cocoa pods and cinnamon straight from the tree.
...and there was an elephant at our hotel for mrs pete to ride round on.. or was it the other way round?
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Glad you had a wonderful time in India Pete!
Do tell us more!
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"...picked bananas, pineapples and mangoes, and green peppercorns, clove leaves, cocoa pods and cinnamon straight from the tree..."
Hummm it tastes good...
Don´t forget to tell us more about it...
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I shall tell her you said that Pete.
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Glad to hear you had sutch a brilliant holiday! If you do find the time, do tell us more about it
Getting itchy feet just thinking about a holiday... guess that has to wait until the house is built...
BTW some time back I found this site about Kerala recipes. No idea if they are anywhere near traditional, at least the ones I tried tasted nice http://www.pachakam.com/regions.asp
we stayed for a while at a small hotel in the countryside and the first night we were the only people there, so i cooked with the chef and learnt the keralan way with spices..
i now make the best vindaloo and prawn curry in west London!
http://www.malabarhouse.com/escapes/ser … aywith.php
that isn't mrs pete by the way... but whoever she is, she needs to shave her armpits
I also ate here - http://chetana.com/r.htm
they do a mean Gujarati Thali
and here - http://mumbai.burrp.com/establishment/view/186613
where they do the best stuffed parathas in town.. with crushed spicy potatoes and fenugreek greens, or grated mooli and cinnamon, or fresh paneer, all served chopped into wedges with yoghurt and red hot lime pickle!
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Once spent 3 great weeks in Kerala.
Was helping set up an internet cafe in Trivandrum, and stayed with a local family the first week - and did abit of learning in the kitchen while I was at it.
Work went better than could have been expected - finished in the first week. Hired a car and driver for the last two weeks, and we travelled all over Southern India.
Kerala was particularly notable for its fresh seafood - and coconuts - I recall a memorable lobster cooked on the beach - the fisherman went out and caught a couple for us.
One thing I didn't see there was Vindaloo! - Thats a Goan/Portugese dish - and always made with pork.
Share a few recipes with us....
as it happens Geoff, he did show me a vindaloo, with pork, very nice indeed, and not as hot as people think..
the secret was a masala of raisins, mustard seeds, cardomom seeds, cinnamon, coriander seeds and cloves, soaked in white vinegar, pureed and stirred into the sauce at the end
the sauce was actually more sour and fragrant than it was hot
we stopped in Goa on the way down for a party on the beach
we didn't find a vindaloo in Goa, but we did have a very very good tandoori whole barracuda!!
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Welcome back Pete-------how come YOU didn't ride the elephant?
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oh I am so jealous...the nearest that I might get to a holiday this year is a few days in my daughters empty student flat in London and a trip to the Wenlock .
Curry for breakfast...ooh I could do that! after the Asian Drumming teacher told me what to do to improve making onion bajees,..I make a mean onion bagee and have been known to eat one or two for breakfast