On Saturday, I went on another excursion with Delhi Food Tours (website: http://delhifoodtours.com/).
This time, a group of us from the High Commission and some visiting Americans (Jeremy and Laura) went to the Prashant Farm to experience “Mum’s Kitchen – Cooking with Mrs Kalra” - http://delhifoodtours.com/mums-kitchen/
It was a morning and afternoon of watching, learning and participating on the fine art of how Mrs Kalra prepares some classic Indian meals. On this day, we prepared the following meals:
Paneer Butter Marsala
After salivating at the prospect of eating all this yummy food you’ve helped prepare, we sat down at the big table to enjoy the fruits of our labour.
The meal was outstanding and the food was some of the best I’ve had.
We had two bonuses on this day – the first was learning about “Dad’s Grill” - http://delhifoodtours.com/dads-grill/
This is a new service being offered by “Delhi Food Tours” where Mr Kalra, a larger than life character, teaches us all about the art of the Indian BBQ (something being close to the heart of any Aussie male).
He taught us about preparing the meat (ie: marinating the meat for just the right time in just the right collection of spices) and cooked it up for us.
The chicken was the most tender that I’ve ever tasted !!
The second bonus was learning about how the Indians eat a mango – it’s a lot less messy and a lot more fun than the way we Australians do it. Tasty mangoes too !!
That’s one of the things I love about this country – the mangoes are so tasty !!
It was a fun day and would gladly do it again.
If you’re ever find yourself Delhi, take one of their tours or get yourself out o the farm to cook with mum or BBQ with dad.
I hope the photos can do it justice:
|Mrs Kalra (aka "Mum")|
|Jeremy working on the Biryani|
|About to start cooking the Biryani|
|A selection of the spices used|
|Otmar working on the Korma|
|Working on the Goat Korma|
|Caitlin working on the Paneer Butter Marsala|
|Laura working on the last bits for the Buryani|
|Kellie very proud of her Parantha|
|Mr Kalra (aka "Dad") and Ayesha|
|Mr Kalra working his magic with the marinade|
|Mum and Dad|
|Ayesha and Prashant|
|Mmmmmmm......tasty kebabs !!|
|Tuck in !!|
|Caitlin resting up after a big meal|
|How we all felt at the end of the meal !!|