Thursday, November 06, 2008

Bangalore India - crab masala and rice

Don't know why I thought of this at lunch time today. This picture was taken by me in Aug 2008 when I was in Bangalore and had dinner at An Authentic Konkani Cuisine restaurant KANUA off Sarjapur Road

See the review by this Blogger :
http://pleasuremountain.wordpress.com/2007/11/15/kanua-and-legend-of-sikandar/

The cuisine is southern Konkani, so the food is related to the Mangalorean restaurants I posted about in Mumbai. (Though the restaurant does include at least one northern Konkani dish.) I found it to be remarkably different than those places, though, with a brightness, simplicity and elegance that the coastal joints lacked. Food is cooked in earthenware pots. Rice and vegetables are grown specifically for Kanua, and they only use produce which is natural to the region. I don’t know how much of this is BS, but the food is exquisite.

The flavors include coconut, jaggery, tamarind and chilli. It’s sweet and hot. Or rich and sour. Or both, but lush.

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