A monsoon dinner
Curator: The Great Delhi Pop Up/ Anoothi Vishal
Venue Partner: 1 AQ
Sun 18 August, 2013 // 7.30-10.00 pm
1 AQ / 1 A, Qutab Minar, Mehrauli Road, New Delhi
• Contribution: Rs. 2,000/- per person.
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Specially curated by food critic and curator Anoothi Vishal, who has been reviving traditional recipes and community-based cuisines of India with The Great Delhi Pop-Up, this vegetarian monsoon pop-up dinner brings to the table the rarest, most delightful specialties of the season. The pan-Indian menu incorporates the best of seasonal ingredients, festive specials, and disappearing home-style dishes.
Ayurveda, “the science of medicine and food” recommends specific foods during specific seasons and elaborates on their effects on the body. This philosophy has always been an intrinsic part of Indian regional and community cuisines. And nothing can be more exciting than monsoon cuisine(s) from across the Subcontinent, especially since the rains in the Indian aesthetic are synonymous with unabashed joy, love, hope, re-generation and celebration. After the brief hiatus of summer, this is the time for festivities once again: Ganpati comes visiting the western shores, Rakshabandhan, Teej, Janmashtami and Onam celebrate social and filial ties and all these festivals, of course, automatically mean gorging on sweets and feasts.
Feast on the likes of Dum ka Kathal (jackfruit), Pineapple Menas Kai (from Karnataka), Dal-baati, Jave and Coconut-stuffed Modak / Barfi. Bite into piping hot Batata Vada, crispy Colocasia and more. Sip on ginger-laced Tambli to warm you up …Come feast with us!
Tambli 2 / Photo from redchillies.us
Jackfruit / Photo by Franz Xaver
Jackfruit / Photo by Mullookkaaran
Batata Vada / Photo by Dr. Marathe
Batata Vada / Photo by Miansari66
Pineapple / Photo by Forest & Kim Starr
Pineapple Menas Kai / Photo from www.savi-ruchi.com
Daal Baati / Photo from mharorajasthanrecipes.blogspot.com
Modak / Photo by Katyare
Jamuns / Photo by Red Earth