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Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Incredible India

After years of wanting to travel to India and having a non interested partner, our good friends and part of our travelling group suggested we go on a trip to Rajasthan with them. Whether the thought of company or I am game if you are, he relented and has turned out to be the most ardent fan.
What an amazing country. Culturally and historically mind blowing. Gastronomically absolutely delicious. We did stay in the stunning Oberoi Hotels which certainly added to the whole experience. Service at these hotels is outstanding and all done with a smile and a great sense of humour. The Indians love Aussies and don't miss a chance to have a chat about the cricket.
As for the food, not sure where to begin, so many memorable meals.
We dined in Indian Accent in Delhi, wow !  Set in  the New Friends Colony in the Manor Hotel in Delhi this restaurant is probably my favourite dining experience anywhere in a long time.
 The charming chef Manish Mehrotra has changed the Indian dining scene. Incredibly innovative fusion food. We were very happy for him to suggest dishes from the menu as I would have ordered everything
As we perused the menu we were given tiny blue cheese naan bread. If you are a lover of naan and blue cheese this little morsel sets the standard of the fare to follow.
Forget the Lamb Korma, we dined on Duck Kurchan Cornettos with Garlic Raita and Chilli Chutney
Pulled Pork Phulka Taco, Tandoori Bacon Prawns with Wasabi Malai Cream, Meetha Achaar Chilean Spareribs with Sundried Mango and Jalonji Seeds, Potato Sphere Chaat with with White Pea Ragda
to name a few. Absolutely amazing inventive cuisine, served by very professional wait staff, in a very warm stylish environment.
Duck Kurchan Cornettos

Meetha Achaar Chilean Spareribs Sun dried Mango and Kalonji Seed

Manish Mehrotra
Bukhara in the ITC Muraya was a meat extravaganza. Frequented by many famous people as told by the photos on the walls. Northern India and Rajistan is mainly vegetarian so obviously a great meat meal is quite sought after. The restaurant boasts the best dhal and the biggest naan bread.


Happy Diners

Biggest Naan
The Imperial was our hotel of choice on the return to Delhi. This hotel was built around 1930 and still holds that old world British colonial charm. We had the High Tea in the Atrium which was also a highlight.
The street food tour was amazing, my next blog
There are too many things to write about  tales of Maharajas Forts and Palaces. India is awash with colour and diversity and brings to mind images of valour, deep loyalties and revelry, murder and mayhem, ornate jewellery, stunning handicrafts, imposing architecture and landscapes. On to Varanasi and Agra, for my next instalment

Jama Masjid the largest Mosque in India constructed out of red sandstone and marble