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Indian Lemon

Hello,

A while ago, I was in Kolkata, India, where I had a delicious yogurt drink with lemon. However, I was told that the lemon used to make this drink was a special kind of lemon that was not very juicy but more aromatic. Indeed, the yogurt drink smelled like lemongrass. However, I have forgotten the name of this lemon. Does anyone have an idea of what lemon I am referring to? Thanks in advance.

Feb 23, 2014
Yolagirl in General Topics

Deep frying

Hi Everyone,

My husband has been experimenting in the kitchen lately, and I was thinking of buying him a deep fryer for his birthday. He's Indian, so he is mostly interested in preparing fried Indian specialties. However, I've been reading about various electric deep fryers and none seem to get great marks. Others have said that using a simple cast iron pot with a thermometer is best. I'm not sure what to do anymore. I want a gift that is fun for hubby but also one that will not become part of the kitchen graveyard either.

Any thoughts on the best equipment for deep frying. Versatility would be nice, but it is not absolutely needed.

Thanks!

Dec 11, 2013
Yolagirl in Cookware
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Caterers of Indian cuisine in Halifax and surrounding areas?

Great. This information is very helpful. I may contact her.

Jul 19, 2011
Yolagirl in Atlantic Canada

Phuchka on the streets of Calcutta...

A late reply. Try Shankar and Durga Pandit's Phuchka place at Vivekanand Park

Jul 12, 2011
Yolagirl in India & South Asia

Caterers of Indian cuisine in Halifax and surrounding areas?

Now that you mention that, My sister has an old friend who I think is originally from Halifax. Maybe she has family there still? Hmm...good idea...

And about the market sellers. I have not been to Halifax's markets, but I remember in Saint John, where we used to live, that all the Samosas sold in the market had a distinctly Persian flavour. We later found out that they were prepared and sold by an Iranian (ahem...Persian) family.

We are in Kolkata right now...the foodie capital of India (well, at least historically).

Jun 30, 2011
Yolagirl in Atlantic Canada

Caterers of Indian cuisine in Halifax and surrounding areas?

Thanks for the advice. I'm not sure if we will make it there before we make a decision. I guess we'll just have to weigh costs, taste, and what they are willing to make. My fiance is Bengali, and the only restauranteurs that can serve Bengali meals that I know of are in Brampton, San Francisco (and probably Vancouver). So, those who care the most won't be getting their "home" food anyways. But I would like it to be at least a decent representation of some kind of Indian food.

Jun 30, 2011
Yolagirl in Atlantic Canada

Caterers of Indian cuisine in Halifax and surrounding areas?

Another great idea! Thank you! I may look into them for the second day's events. I think the "Western" wedding might be slightly more formal? It's all up in the air now really. We're pretty flexible. We just like good food.

Jun 30, 2011
Yolagirl in Atlantic Canada

Caterers of Indian cuisine in Halifax and surrounding areas?

Thanks for the tip! That sounds like a good idea; unfortunately, we don't live in Nova Scotia, are currently in India, and will be moving to Dubai for nine months in August! So, we don't have much time in Canada before the wedding. I'm not sure if we will make it out to NS before the wedding. All of this might have to be done blindly.

Jun 28, 2011
Yolagirl in Atlantic Canada

Caterers of Indian cuisine in Halifax and surrounding areas?

Thank you so much for the ideas! It's a great a help. And it is good to know that Curry Village is just as good as Taj Mahal. I read that CV was more of a fast food joint, so I was not sure whether it could be served at a wedding.

We are currently looking at using Second Paradise Retreat for our wedding and reception venue, though we have just begun to plan. Any input would be greatly appreciated as we will be doing this blindly. We actually live in Ontario, but we used to live in Saint John and loved Atlantic Canada, so we wanted to have the wedding there. To make matters more difficult (of course!) we are going to by living in Dubai for nine months starting in September; most of the planning will be done from there.

Jun 28, 2011
Yolagirl in Atlantic Canada

Caterers of Indian cuisine in Halifax and surrounding areas?

Hi,

I am wondering if anyone here knows of quality Indian caterers in and around Halifax.

My fiance and I are looking at a wedding venue near Lunenburg. The wedding is a mixed-ethnic affair, and we would like to serve Indian cuisine (with perhaps some non-Indian choices for some guests).

I have looked around and it seems that Nova Scotia has a dearth of Indian restaurants, with the only quality restaurant (AKA not fast food) being the Taj Mahal. However, we called them and they did not seem too friendly. They said we had two options : either fit people into their 60- person upstairs room at the restaurant itself or pick up the food ourselves the day of the wedding. That would require us to find equipment and independent servers on our own, which I don't even know is possible.

If Lunenburg is too far out, we might be willing to change the venue (we have not booked anything yet as they plan is for late summer 2012). However, we really like to have Indian food at the wedding. I'm beginning to think that we might not be able to have the wedding in Nova Scotia at all.

Any help on this matter would be appreciated!

Jun 24, 2011
Yolagirl in Atlantic Canada