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Title: Binoy Nazareth Traverses Through the Cuisines, Culture and Curries of India


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Binoy Nazareth Traverses Through the Cuisines,
Culture and Curries of India
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Unique. Unusual. Unforgettable. Satisfying my
wanderlust and the innate intrepid nature of an
adventurer, I gave in to my passion of
exploration and the excitement of sampling new
and delectable cuisines. Traveling around to
capture the essence of life and lifestyles, I
took off on a tour that was an unusual but
perfectly chosen whim that was just up my alley.
Knowing my adventurous nature, it was just like
me to choose a journey that combined cuisines,
cultures and curries! With my wanderlust for the
unique and the unforgettable, my trip blended the
quintessence of travel and though a long one, it
was filled to the brim with lasting experiences
for the explorer.
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With adventure flowing in my veins and
anticipating the thrill of discovering exotic
cuisines and the perfect holiday destinations, I
decided on a trip to India. I was thrilled to
travel through the vast and diverse terrain of an
exotic South Asian country which evolved over 5
millennia from the famous Himalayan Mountains to
the Indian Ocean coastline. Surrounded by an
exciting and exotic history, India is the
second-most populous and the seventh-largest
country with over 1.2 billion people.   And
thenit was nostalgia time with a great trip to
the Taj Mahal, Agra which is about 3.5 hours from
Delhi. Inspiring me with its love story, the Taj
Mahal or the Crown of the Palace spoke volumes
with its passion. I was over-awed by the Mughal
architecture and its spectacular features which
was illuminated with the fact that this gesture
of love was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage
Site in 1983. My journey through time began as I
traversed the charisma and culture with historic
sites which ranged over the Red Fort, the Qutb
Minar, Jama Masjid, Humayuns tomb and other
wondrous sights of the city. Delhi took me on a
voyage of culinary discoveries where I went on a
long yet delightful culinary journey with the
popular street food, Mughlai and Frontier
cuisines.
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Experiencing the Aromas of India   I looked
forward to visiting Mumbai where I grew up
playing gully cricket, eating world famous street
food, indulging in Golgappes, Misal Pav, Dahi
Misal and Pav Bhaji. I went through a much-needed
culinary travel, tasting the delectable side of
life with traditional Shahi Mughal dishes,
Biryani, and Butter Chicken and innumerable
fabulous, spicy dishes in Mumbai.   Bringing
back memories of adolescent days, I escaped in to
the landscape of Mumbaiah cuisine and
re-experienced delicious culinary delights. Taste
bud tickling spicy Chaat snacks such as Vada Pav,
Bhelpuri, Dahipuri, Panipuri,  Sevpuri,  Ragda
Pattis, Kebabs, popular Mumbai Sandwiches
including other local favorites were a source of
authentic gastronomic pleasures which recalled
memorable times.  The Mumbai culinary scenario
has constantly filled my soul with scrumptious
and robust fare as I took off on a repertoire of
Konkani coastal meals, South Indian meals and
snacks, seafood, Bori Mohalla cuisine, Mangalore
meals, North Indian dishes, Parsi food trails and
other regional bests. My all-time favorite
desserts were Kulfi, ice golas and incredible
mouth-watering sweet concoctions.  
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After buying a few mementos for my friends back
in the USA at the Bombay Bazaar, I strolled down
the Mumbai Marine Drive and watched the sunset
throwing a beautiful aura of light on the great
architecture of the Taj Palace. My enchanting and
tasteful Mumbai diaries tripped on a delicious
vegetarian sojourn at the famous Ram Naik Sadya
House in Matunga which served South Indian Sadya
or meals, flavored with coconut and authentic
South Indian masalas, this great must-taste meal
took my palate on a diverse travel.   With Khau
meaning good dish and Galli or small lane, the
Mumbai street food goes on a delectable journey
with any number of food stalls displaying visual
treats with multiple vegetarian and
non-vegetarian choices. The Khau Galli near
Churchgate served up the sweet life with
sandwiches, Pav Bhaji, strawberry juice, sugar
cane juice, milkshakes and other great options
for the sugar addicts. And what can I say about
the humble yet rich in flavors Bade Miya behind
the Taj Hotel which cooked up a storm with kebab
and curry dishes which was a treat for the weary
adventurer? This was total bliss which added a
replete sense of fulfillment.
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Relaxed and rejuvenated with a laid-back mode, I
touched down in Goa as she beckoned with her
lovely beaches, Goan concerts, incredible
cuisine, sun, sea and sand. Combined with a
bohemian lifestyle and a carefree frame of mind,
I set off to enjoy the culture, the curries and
the cuisines of Goa. Indulging in fish curry and
rice along with other local seafood fare, I
ventured into Portuguese flavors which involved
Pork Vindaloo, Sorpotel, Calfreal and Beef Xacuti
that took the palate to a pinnacle of delicious
heights. Robust and satisfying, Britos in
Calangute on the beach presented a charming
environment with great seafood. While the Ritz
punctuated my culinary voyage with prawns in Goan
masala, crab cakes, pork vindaloo, chili pork and
other supreme dishes, my flavorful journey was
quenched with the local brews comprising of
cashew and coconut feni. Peppers, Margoa
sprinkled my encounters of the tasteful kind with
traditional Goan seafood classics and a few
global dishes while I let my taste buds go on a
sweet journey with Bebinca and other local
treats. My diary of travel notes was
burgeoning by the time I reached home which
created a bubble of expectation and delight as I
planned yet another exploration into the myriad
colored world of travel.   Enchant the Taste Buds
on an Exotic Travel of the Senses with Binoy
Nazareth
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