Wednesday, May 27, 2009

RCI - Pondicherry Cuisine Roundup

Cham say's " Being a Pondy native is a serene place to live on earth! ".

Now About Pondicherry in Cham's word's..

Pondicherry, recently crown as Puducherry is my native place. Situated along the coastline of Bay of Bengal, is rich in culture, attracts many tourists around the world.The small coastal city stands alone for his rich and unique history, fought for his own Independence (August 16 is celebrated as Pondicherry Independence) against the French rulers. Dutch were the first to settle down and hand over to the French later.Many freedom activists like Aurobindo and Subramaniam Bharati - tamil Poet took refuge in French territory and acted again the Bristish government.The French people distinguished the city in two main parts: Ville blanche (French quarters) where still French people live. Many French institutions, including French schools, french consulate, oldest Church are located in these beautifully paved road.If you are someone who is looking to stay in peace at Pondy, don’t want to wake up by the street vendors voice, no horn sounds, practically no kids playing, you can hear the lullaby of beach waves! Well, you got to book a hotel in French quartier!
Overall, you can feel the French flair everywhere; all the roads are perfectly angled (Thanks to Dutch for planning the city!) and all roads end to the beach road! Many buildings preserve the French architecture, the bold paint color, the street name are still in French and Tamil. The most important thing, a clean city, those who already visited should agree with!One can perfectly, visit the whole town by walk or by bike ride! Many interesting places are : The beach which is main attraction, Aurobindo Ashram where Mother and Aurobindo are resting (spirituality area), Auroville (MatriMandir) attracts many Internationnal tourists each year to discover integral Yoga, Manakula Vinayagar ( Ganesha temple), Chunambar (for boating pleasure in backwater), etc...
Coming to the Indo-Franco cuisine, many Indians (Pondicherrian) stayed in France and moved back to Pondicherry. Their cuisine got a touch of Indo-french style, like spicy steak seasoned with black pepper, savory crepes eaten with chutney!


Proudly Presenting RCI-Pondicherry Roundup.........



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Butternut Squash and Potato Bisque from Asha.





A Nice Flavourfull Bisque, with Indian Vegetables and many Herb's. A Indo-French Treat from Asha!

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Poivrons Farcis from Cham




Poivrons is Bellpepper in French. These Bellpeppers are stuffed with Indian style Rice and Soy Granule's and baked. isnt it delicious? Thank You Cham!

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Tandoori Potatoes from Jamie





Paneer on Potato cup's baked to perfect is another Indo-french treat from Jamie.

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Stuffed Cabbage from Aarthi.





Aarthi's first event debut. Welcome Aarthi! Stuffed Cabbage sound's Great.

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Vegetable Kurma from Raaga.





Lovely Colourfull Vegetable Kuruma from Raaga.

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Sambar Rice from Pooja




Pooja Prepared these Yummy Shallot Sambhar Sadham for Tamil Cuisine.

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Araichivitta Sambhar for Idli, Dosa's from Lavi




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Spicy Chettinaad Mushroom Masala from Lavi




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Kadugu Yerra Recipe followed for Kadugu Aloo Gobi from Vani




I want to try this dish soon. Look's absolutely Yum!

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Curried Vegetables from Aarthi




A easy simple curry of vegetables from Aarthi.

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Thenga Manga Pattani Sundal from Priya





A Famous Snack we get on Pondicherry Beach. Cool Breeze and spicy sundal on hand is to die for..

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Pepper Mushroom Curry from Priya





Mushroom Look's so Spicy!!

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Kadala Kuzhambu from Priya





A Great dish for Rice to pack for Lunch.

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Spicy Mint Pesarattu from Uma




My favourite Pesarat-Andhra Special..Thanks Uma..

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A2ZVegetarian Cuisine have send a handfull of entries for RCI-Pondicherry. Thank u A2Z.


Adai from a2zvegetariancuisine



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Pumpkin Pongal Sambar from a2zvegetariancuisine



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Eggplant Gothsu from a2zvegetariancuisine


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Kollu Rasam from a2zvegetariancuisine




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Garlic Rasam from a2zvegetariancuisine



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Lemon Rasam from a2zvegetariancuisine



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Quick Idli Sambar from a2zvegetariancuisine



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Avial from a2zvegetariancuisine



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Mixed Vegetable Gothsu from a2zvegetariancuisine



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Ice-cream sandwich from Malini



This is a great sandwitch, to have a byte!

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French Vanilla Ice-cream Sundae from Malini




Malini's drool worthy French Vanilla Ice-Cream!

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Pondicherry green beans from Meera



These Green Beans should be yummy with Rasam or Sambhar Rice..

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Kothamalli Chutney from Cilantro.



Spongy Idli's and Green Cilantro Chutney beautifully represent a Tamil Break-fast palatte. Thank's for the entry Cilantro!

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I could'nt do the roundup in time, sorry for the delay. Hope i havent missed any of your entries. if i have missed any of your entries or if you find any broken link's, kindly let me know by mailing to glassofhoney(AT)gmail(dot)com. That will be helpfull!

Thank You Participant's for sending me Great entrie's, You all made the event success!

Thank You Lakshmi for the wonderfull opportunity given to host RCI-April Edition.
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