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prasad2

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About prasad2

  • Birthday 05/21/1963

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    http://www.thali.com

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    Connecticut
  1. Rice Pudding

    Try mine from the epicurious.com. This is with basmati rice and I make it every week. Click for Rice pudding.
  2. Eating in Pune

    Did you try Zaheer Khan's ZK. May be you, Bhasin!
  3. Suggestions needed

    Route 7 in Ridgefield has a Ridgefield Motor Inn. Huge parking lot, nice rooms plus lot of antique car shows happen in and around this country side. There are several small towns around here, Redding, Wilton, Georgetown, Weston, Westport, New Canaan, Danbury, Norwalk and Westchester is right around the corner. I have the restaurant "Thali" in the hotel, the hotel is not operated by me but could negotiate a special package deal. The restaurant is open for Lunch an upscale, contemporary and art deco with new Indian food and bar. If you need more info, please PM me. Thanks.
  4. GONGURA LEAVES

    Gongura: HIBISCUS CANNABINUS is the scintific term. It is a sour leaf, some times available in Indian stores. Katta dal tastes with these leaves is very good. I have Gongura mamsam (Lamb) on my menu, which is quite a hit. It is typical South Indian. Note: Just as a suggestion if you can't get your hands on the fresh leaves, try buying "Priya" gongura pickle and add it to your favorite dal or meat.
  5. Yellow Spanish Onions are just fine. Slice them thin, deep fry or shallow fry them. The trick is to spread them out as much as you can (not piling up on) on a baking sheet pan over a kitchen towel and lightly bake them at 200 degrees F for fifteen to 20 minutes. They will be crisp lachas.
  6. I would second Cinnamon highly, it's just not food, it's all about dining, great wines, food presentations and excellent space and service. Zuma is the other you might want to try at Knights Bridge. I loved it. Benares is an other great place, a little slow on service but great decor and food.
  7. Devi

    DEVI: NY Magazine
  8. CHICKEN CURRY

    Definetely Dark meat.
  9. I used California Navels: These large, thick-skinned oranges are easily identified by the "belly-button" found at their blossom end. Navels are seedless, almost effortlessly peeled, and easily segmented--qualities that, along with their sweet flavor, make them excellent eating oranges. California navels are somewhat more flavorful than those grown in Florida. Served with boondi, mint raita and there is plenty to pick more from the brunch on the buffet, especially mirchi ka salan or bagare baigan.
  10. "Indian Essence"

    Yes, it is infact Vineet Bhatia. He received the highest accolade by Michelin, his first star in 2001. He is the first Indian chef to do in 102 years of Michelin's existence. I visited Atul Kotchar's Benares last Christmas for dinner and I decided to dine on their Christmas pre-fix menu with wine pairing for 59 Pounds. It was a five course meal, two vegetables, bread and rice with four different wines, coffee and Petite four. I arrived early to sit at bar and the pre setting in action. The place is gorgeous and large dining room. The food was fabulous. The service started of gracefully and ended disappointing. The crew at Benares seemed like they were lost in Benares. The highlight of the meal infact was Marathi Nalli Ghosht which was in pounded red chilies and coriander. It was toooo good and I am looking forward to going back there soon.
  11. I am and have been a huge fan of Biriyaanis. I thought I was pretty good in making one. Past Sunday I tried Suvir's recipe for Biriyaani for my Sunday Brunch. It was simple to prepare and tasted excellent. I would have never thought of adding orange zest. It was very well recieved by my Sunday fan's of the brunch. I had made it with Baby Goat.
  12. Congratulations Suvir and Stephanie. I am enjoying it thoroughly and do not understand where and when to stop getting inspired. Suvir will be finding his name occasionally on my weekly specials. I hope he doesn't mind. I was looking at the beautiful picture of Matar Kee Patty and my mouth watered. Which brand did you buy for the puff pastry. I would love to fill in various fiilings. You must be very busy promoting the book and with all the calls you must be recieving. Or are you too busy with your new venture for making of the new Restaurant of the year along with Per Se. Good Luck Suvir: Prasad
  13. The setting is upscale, the service is formal, the atmosphere is contemporary look with beautifully appointed furniture.... The quality of the food and the menu is similar to the one at New Canaan minus the cascading waterfall. Please read "The New York Times" review "The New York Times" Review Aug 01, 2004
  14. Rice Pudding (Kheer)

    I called upon my Chinese friend / Chef to ask him about the rice pudding ala Chinese style, his quote " As far as I am aware of we Chinese do not make rice pudding" here is a link to the Gourmet Magazine where my rice pudding was published this year in the... You asked for it coloumn. My Rice Pudding
  15. HOOTERS

    That's it. I have decided to move on and make my journey to India. I am filling a job application to head the kitchen at HOOTERS. I assume they hire men for poduction.
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