Posts Tagged ‘Indian food’


Curry House

December 11, 2011

Posted by Kanga.

storefront of the Curry House restaurant

We recently had dinner at the Curry House (in Fujairah) an Indian, Arabian, Chinese restaurant. This combination is advantageous for us, because DaddyBird can have his food spicy and I can order non-spicy dishes.

textile wall hanging

1970’s decor is alive and well.

two metal bowls and ketchup packets

Condiments for the international menu include soy sauce, chili pepper sauce and ketchup. Ketchup (or catsup) seems to be the global condiment. We find it everywhere. I think sushi restaurants are the only places we haven’t been offered ketchup.

plates and dishes of food

I had garlic chicken, chappati (flat bread) and salted lassi (yogurt drink) and DaddyBird had three spicy dishes with plain appam (pan bread) and tea. All this cost us 66 AED ($18.00 US)

When we ordered, the waiter asked about spiciness and we were able to explain that my dishes should not be spicy at all and DaddyBird’s should be very spicy. We will definitely be going back regularly.


Navratan Korma

October 16, 2011

Posted by Kanga.

bowl of veggies in creamy sauce topped with fruit

In my search for dishes at Indian restaurants that I can eat (i.e. containing no chili pepper) I have discovered navratan korma. It is cooked vegetables in a creamy sauce with cold fruit (sometimes fresh, sometimes canned) on top. I like contrasts in my food, either temperature or texture. That’s one of the reasons I like tacos so much. I don’t usually like to mix my vegetables and fruit, but this is a concept that is growing on me. I can’t always count on being able to eat navratan korma because some restaurants can’t resist putting some chili pepper in, but my loving husband has learned to make it for me at home.

bowl of home made korma


Good Friends and Good Food

September 10, 2011

Posted by Kanga.

Look who came to visit us this morning! @DevinaDivecha & ... on Twitpic

Last week, our beautiful friends Devina and Shruti came to Fujairah. We met up at Delhi Darbar Restaurant for breakfast.

plates and bowls of Indian food

The challenge for me at any Indian restaurant is finding something that has no, and I mean NO, chili peppers. DaddyBird prefers food the spicier the better. The bowl at the lower right is vegetable korma and was supposed to be mild, but it was a no go for me. I managed with paratha (bread), green salad, and an omelette. I could see and avoid the peppers in the omelette. Despite my chili aversion, the food was lovely and ridiculously cheap. Four people ate their fill for 53 AED ($14.50).



July 13, 2011

Posted by Kanga.

cans of five different dough ball foods

My fine Indian friends, it is time to educate me. Aside from the colors, these appear to be the same thing. So, what is rossogolla, rajbhog, cham cham, rasgulla, and gulab jamun and how do they differ?