10.1.06

Indijska hrana (bi-lingual)

Zgodna stvar sa Dubaijem je mogućnost krkanja svih mogućih i nemogućih belosvetskih kuhinja. To ne znači apriori da je svaki restoran dobar, ja već duže vreme imam problem da pronađem restoran gde se služi dobra italijanska pasta. Ali ono što me je prijatno iznenadilo je indijska vegetarijanska hrana. Indijaca ima puno u Dubaiju iz više razloga. Indija je blizu, dugo unazad imaju veze sa bliskim istokom tako da oni čine najveću expat grupu u Dubaiju. Tako da indijskih restorana svih vrsta i tipova ima na sve strane. I vegetarijanskih i ne-vegetarijanskih, i fancy mesta i prčvarnica. Tako da sam ovih dana u akciji otkrivanja indijske kuhinje. Pre Dubaija sam imao priliku da tri puta probam indijsku kuhinju. Prvi put je to bilo na Kipru, u nekom takeaway restoranu blizu mog stana. Ušao, po slučajnom izboru poručio par stvari i pokrkao ih. Bilo je preljuto i preslatko za moj ukus. Sledeći put je bio u Hyatt-u u Beogradu, na večeri indijske kuhinje. Bilo je OK, ali sam te večeri probao gomilu koječega te se i ne sećam šta je bilo. I treći put je to bilo u Nišu, kada se otvorio indijski restoran. Kuvar, Indijac, nam je preporučio par stvari koje smo ručali i hrana uopšte nije bila loša, ali se ne sećam šta sam jeo. I tako se pre neki dan Nenad i ja zalomimo u indijskom vegetarijanskom restoranu koji je preko puta moje zgrade, ali mi nikada nije palo na pamet da uđem tu. Pošto je sa nama bila prijateljica Indijka, poručila je nekoliko stvari i objasnila nam šta u stvari jedemo. Nas dvojca smo bili oduševljeni hranom, a naročito nas je iznenadilo to što ručak bez mesa može da bude dobar ručak. U stvari, meni se hrana baš svidela. Nisam dosad postao baš ekspert, ali kogod je voljan da proba, evo moje preporuka dva jela. Jela su jako uskusna i nisu previše začinjena, tako da neće biti problema.

Daal i Black Dall - ne znam šta je, mislim da se to kod nas zove sočivo
Palak paneer - spanać sa sirom

Uz to obavezno ide hleb. Indijci uglavnom jedu naan koji može biti bez ičega ili sa raznim začinima unutra (onaj sa crnim lukom je jako dobar).

Imajte u vidu da Indijci hranu jedu rukama uglavnom, tako da vam se lako može desiti da vam u lošijim restoranima ne donesu nikakav pribor. Kad ste u Rimu, radite što i rimljani.

Ako vam se svidi, pratite blog i dalje, kada budem otkrio još detalja, pisaću o njima.

English version

Good thing about Dubai is possibility of eating food from all cuisines you can imagine. It does not mean apriori that every restaurant is good, I have problem for a long time finding good restaurant with Italian pasta. But pleasant surprise for me was Indian vegetarian food. There are a lot of Indians in Dubai for many reasons. India is close, long time back they have tight connections with Middle East, so they make biggest expat group in Dubai. So there are a lot of Indian restaurants all around. Both vegetarian and non-vegetarian, both fancy and holes. So these days I am in action of discovering Indian cuisine. Before Dubai, I had 3 chances to taste Indian food. First time it was in Cyprus, in some takeaway restaurant near my apartment. I entered, randomly chosen few things and eat them. It was too hot and sweet for my taste. Next time it was in Hyatt in Belgrade, on Indian food evening. It was OK, but that evening I tried bunch of different things and I do not remember what it was. Third time it was in Nis, when Indian restaurant was opened. Cook, Indian, recommended to us few things, we had lunch and food was not bad at all, but again I do not remember what I ate. So, few days ago Nenad and me were in Indian vegetarian restaurant just across the street from my apartment, but I never went there. Since a friend of ours, Indian, were with us she ordered few things and explained what we are eating. Two of us were impressed with food, and we were surprised that meal without meat can be good meal. Actually I liked food a lot. I have not yet become an expert, but if someone is willing to try, this is my recommendation for two dishes. Food is very tasty, not too much spicy so it won’t be a problem.

Daal and Black Dall – I do not exactly know what is it
Palak paneer – spinach with cheese

And of course bread. Indians mostly eat naan which can be plain or with different spices inside (one with onions is great).

Keep in mind that Indians eat food with hands, so you can easily be in situation that food is served without spoon or fork. Whet in Rome, do what Romans do.

If you like it, keep reading this blog, as soon as I discover new details, I will write about them.

4 коментара:

Sale_Bognar је рекао...

Pozdrav Duletu,
Ha - procitao sam tvoje nove detalje o toj hrani, ali, stvarno ne znam koji bi opis mogao da me natera na takva istrazivanja. Mozda sam, sto se hrane tice, isuvise konzervativan - ili srpska kuhinja ili (veoma osporavan i ocrnjivan) Mc Donald. Zbog toga me i moje kolege (nasi ljudi ovde) veoma kritikuju al' za sada "se ne dam". Za ovih 5 meseci ovde, jedina dva "vanstandardna" jela koja sam probao ovde su Burito (Mexico) i lokalni-gotovi rucak iz "Spinneys"-a, gde bi prvo jelo (Burito) dobilo moju ocenu recimo 4+, a ovaj drugi, sto se kaze "na tocenje tj. kutlacu" recimo 3 ili 3+. Kako bi ti ocenio ta njihova jela na skali od 1-5? Odprilike 4 meseca sam rucao u Jebel Ali-u (rucak bio 25 a sada 28 dirhama) i moram priznati da mi je njihov jelovnik vec dosadio - zato pratim tvoje utiske o Indijskoj hrani... Reci ces da za te pare mogu 5x da jedem kod indijaca al' nece me to naterati da promenim ishranu... Inace volim mesnatu hranu i ljuto...tako da ne znam kako bi se uklopio u te Indijske peripetije...
Pozdrav - Sale Bognar - Dubai - hotel "Savoy Park" - http://salebognar.blogspot.com/

godolphin је рекао...

one common misconception is indians eat naan other type of indian breads..actually for south of india..its totally a differnt cusine..will treat you to that type of food next time we meet.
nice to know ur picking up a lot of indian foods :)

Анониман је рекао...

da li znas neki konkretniji nacin kako naci posao u dubaiju?

Karim Djerboa је рекао...

Dusan..
My understanding is that Dals are lentils.. they come in all kind of colors,and you can cook them in many many ways, I have discovered this while exploring different kinds of dishes from the subcontinent..

You can make it at home as well ;) ..
Try this one.. I call it the colored Dal dish :)
1/4 cup red lentils
1/4 cup yellow moong dal (Whole green gram )
1/8 cup masoor dal (red gram )
1/8 cup channa dal (chickpeas )
1/4 teaspoon Garam masala powder
3/4 cup onion (finely chopped)
1/3 cup tomatoes (chopped)
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
4 tablespoon ghee
salt to taste

Garnish
3-4 hot green chilies
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon mustard seed
2/3 teaspoon garlic paste
2/3 teaspoon ginger paste
1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoon coriander (chopped)

Preparation
1 Mix and wash thoroughly all Dals (lentils). Soak for 15 minutes. Cook slowly in medium heat until half done.
2 Heat ½ of ghee and fry onions. Add all of the spices until onions are fried until light golden brown.
3 Add the onion and mixture to Dals (lentils) and cook until done.
4 Heat remaining ghee in a small saucepan on a high. Add all of all the garnish except Cilantro and lemon juice and fry for few more seconds.
5 Add lemon juice and chopped coriander to Dal. Pour fried garnish to Dal. Serve hot with roti or rice.

Et voila ... sir is served

Bonne apetit ;)