In the second of our blog series exploring the tastes of India we look at the best of the west and find out what delicious home made dishes the homestays in West India are serving up to their guests.
West Indian food is very diverse. In Rajasthan to the north the food is very spicy and vegetarian based. Full of flavour the food is rich and doused in ghee a form of clarified butter. At the Devra homestay and the Palm Court delicious, traditional meals are largely made from homegrown organic produce like milk, wheat and vegetables. Guests can enjoy the iconic dish daal baati churma at every home here. This dish consists of three items of bati, dal (lentils), and churma.
The food of Goa is as colourful as the place itself. The region is dominated by sea food, coconut milk and rice. Stuffed fish, spicy prawns are specialities of Only Olive.
The specialities of the R K Villas homestay in Maharashtra is Konkani cuisine which is a combination of Malvani and Goan cuisines. Fresh vegtables, fruits and coconut by the beach are appreciated by guests. The villa has its own flourishing rice paddy and vegetable farms. For vegetarians the vegetable and dal dishes are delicious. Kashid’s water is supposed to be the secret ingredient.
Many homestays offer cookery classes and the opportunity to learn for yourself how to recreate signature dishes of the region. Contact us if you would like to find out more about booking a holiday with a cookery theme.
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