El Palacio de la India

Welcome to the Palacio de la India, in Antigua, Guatemala.  You can still buy a membership in the Antigua Curry Club and come to its regular sessions, or just come anytime when the restaurant is open.

Curry Club Meeting       August 28th, 2008

Menu

 

Non- Vegetarian Q 90

Papadom

Rogan Josh and Basmati Rice

Naan & Raita

Seviyan Vermicelli  cooked in Rosewater and Milk

 

Vegetarian Q 70

Papadom

Baingan ka Bharta served with Naan

Rice & Raita

Seviyan Vermicelli  cooked in Rosewater and Milk

 

Papadom is a thin Indian wafer.  It is typically made from lentil or chickpea flour.  Salt and peanut oil are added to make dough, which can be flavored with seasonings such as chili, cumin, garlic or black pepper. The dough is shaped into a thin, round flat bread and dried.  It is cooked by deep-frying for just a few seconds, roasting over an open flame, or toasting.

Naan is a round flatbread made of white flour.  Naan is a staple accompaniment to hot meals in India.

Raita is a condiment based on yogurt and used as a sauce or dip. The yogurt is seasoned with cilantro, cumin, mint and other herbs and spices. Vegetables such as cucumber and onions are mixed in. The mixture is served chilled.  Raita has a cooling effect on the palate which makes it a good foil for spicy Indian dishes.

Rogan Josh is an aromatic curry dish. Rogan means clarified butter in while Josh means hot or passionate. Rogan Josh thus means meat cooked in clarified butter at intense heat.  Recipes vary widely across different regions, but all include lamb and a mixture of spices. These may include paprika for its red color, aniseed, cloves, cumin, and some use tomatoes.

Baingan ka Bharta, seasoned roast eggplant, is a healthy dish eggplant, the main ingredient, is low in fat and sodium and high in dietary fiber, vitamins C and B6, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium. Add to that the tomatoes, green chilies and onion and you've packed a mighty nutritional punch in one single dish!


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