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    Rice Pudding

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

    Did you try Zaheer Khan's ZK. May be you, Bhasin!
  3. 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: 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.
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    DEVI: NY Magazine
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
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    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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    How would Hooters operate in some states where liquor is prohibited........ May be The New Hooters JUICE BAR....................
  16. Bhasin: Thanks for your generous comments. First, I should apologise for not being part if the team for last few months. I was totally involved with the new Thali 2 and the reward was lot sooner than I thought. Thanks Monica, Anil and Mongo jones for all your support and PM'S. I promise I will take part from now on. I must admit i do miss egullet a big time. Anil: I am still looking forward to seeing you at thali 1. Bhasin; I try to go out of may to promote Indian cuisine in general and the restaurant Thali. This brunch at an incredible price if $13.95, probably cought the eye of this reviewer and since she mentioned the price and the best Sunday Brunch in the State of its kind, my every Sunday is become like Mother's day madness. Line out there. lot's on the brunch, for example this Sunday Brunch Mix greens and frissee (Passion fruit and sesame rice vinaigrette dressing) Cumin roasted / grilled eggplant, zuchini, green tomatoes. Coriander and basil cold pasta salad. Cashew rolls, beer battered mushrooms filled with alu chat. Makhni Seekh kabab Nargisi kofta malai galinah Xacutti Jinga Manchurian Asian noodles with spring vegetables Alu paraval Sukha gobi Bengali dahi baigan Sunheri bhindi Dum murg Hyderabadi Biryani Kalmi kabab (Spicy chicken Wings) Sambhar Masala Dosa, Uthappam, Pesarattu and Alu tikki Station Bhel and Pani puri station Bagar Rice Pilav Upma gaulab jamun, shrikhand, gazar halwa, gourmet rice pudding and lots of fruit. Hope to see you some time in the near future. Mongo Joes: What do I do with my identity if and when there is a Third Thali or Thali 3 ???? Prasad2
  17. I have done it before with names like roti tikka pizzas and lamb sausage kind of things. geographic situation made me pull it off the menu. BTW Just like Nanzzas I still have NANWITCHES on the lunch menu.
  18. Mathew: Now that you have said it.........
  19. Sooji will make it flaky as you mentioned. My recipes do not have it in them -- I will check in some of the older Indian cookbooks I have to see if they use sooji. At your restaurant -- do you make yours with sooji? Yes, I do
  20. How about adding a minor amount of Sooji (Cream of wheat) to the Sheermal recipe. Do you think you get a little bit if that crumbly an dbuttery texture with the addition of sooji.
  21. Monica and Sudhir Seth by far the best demo of breads. Sudhir: this one is specially for you. What's the difference in Hyderabadi or Muslim's Bakharkhani (Bread)? Also I have seen Sheermal done in a couple of different ways. With yeast or baking powder and sometimes with NO yeast or baking powder. I have had not used neither eggs, yeast or any baking agent. Except being a little flatter they seem to taste great. Do you use Saffron in Sheermal? Do you use cardamom in sheermal? Good seeing your very professional work on the gullet...WOW Prasad
  22. Bhasin: It ain't too late, it's thanksgiving week, it should be a slow week of business in US. Plus the airlines have huge sale going on. So let's do family style ordering. It's normally 14 day advance booking - I'll be game if it is after 1st Jan (I've made all my mileage runs and achieved my targets for '03 miles ) Anyway you'll should bookmark this link and visit it often to get great info air travel Anil: Thanks for the link. If time permits we shall plan ahead and do it to London. BTW I am pleased that I will be spending some time with Cinnamon Club and I am still waiting to hear if any one else will come forward.
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