Chef from Spice Village a holistic retreat in Southern India, Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

Recipes from the road- Southern India, Spice Village resort Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

From time to time I come across a particularly special food item and I ask for the recipe. We were In Southern India at Spice Village Resort. We were amazed at the quality of the food there, of course all organically grown,fresh from the garden, and totally wholesome. The menus were inventive and presentation was beautiful. This is a small out of the way resort, so we had not expected great dining and we were pleasantly surprised!!we were up for an early morning hike and these cookies were piled on a large platter for fortification. Divine! Thanks to chef PJ Aneesh
WHOLE MEAL CHOCOLATE & COFFEE COOKIES

INGREDIENTS

BUTTER 175 GRAMS
BROWN SUGAR 200 GRAMS
EGG (OPTIONAL) 1 NUMBER
PLAIN FLOUR 70 GRAMS
BAKING SODA 1 TEASPOON
WHOLEMEAL FLOUR 70 GRAMS
BRAN 1 TEASPOON
CHOCO CHIP 200 GRAMS
ROLLED OATS 85 GRAMS
COFFEE POWDER 1 TEASPOON
MULTIGRAIN MIXES 100 GRAM

METHOD

CREAM THE BUTTER & SUGAR .FOLD IN THE EGG TO IT.
MIX TOGETHER REMAINING ALL INGREDIENTS AND GENTLY MIX IT WITH THE BUTTER-SUGAR CREAM TO MAKE SMOOTH DOUGH.
TAKE AROUND 10 GRAMS OF MIX & PRESS IT BETWEEN THE PALMS TO GET A MEDALLION SHAPE.
PLACE IT ON A GREASED TRAY. REPEAT FOR THE ENTIRE DOUGH.
BAKE IT ON 160 C FOR 20-22 MINUTES.
REMOVE FROM OVEN & COOL IT ON WIRE RACK.

 

Taj Mahal Bombay

A few days ago, I had the pleasure of staying at the venerable Taj Bombay. I am delighted to say the renovation is perfect and it is ready for Primetime!! The colors are fresh and appealing everywhere I went, especially in the public rooms. The service was impeccable as only India can do it. I will place clients there with great confidence that they are in impeccable hands.

View of Dome -Taj Mumbai

View of the dome Taj Mumbai

Taj Mumbai

View from the room

Stairwell Taj Palace Bombay

Stairwell Taj Mumbai

Stairwell of the Taj Mumbai

Stairwell Taj Mumbai

Mehrangarh Fort, The Blue City of Jodhpur, Rohat

We are enjoying this amazingly beautiful country.  Please see the picture of Mehrangarh Fort and note the intricate latticed windows, elaborately carved panels and curved porches.  The people are wonderful!  We have enjoyed Jodhpur and its golden sands.  The architecture is simply breathtaking!

Mumbai and Mihir Garh

After a safe journey, we begin at the Trident  Hotel (www.tridenthotels.com) near the airport in Mumbai getting ready to go to Mihirgarh. Travel and Leisure listed this magnificent property as one of the top 50 most romantic destinations in the world: 

http://www.travelandleisure.com/hotels/mihir-garh-rajasthan)

Mihir Garh

Knandi
Rohet
Pali, Rajasthan, India
TEL: 91-9-636-169-665
 
“On the wild plains of Rajasthan— just an hour south of Jodhpur—the Mihir Garh is a palatial fortress hotel with an impressive stable of indigenous Marwari steeds. Take one on a maharajah-worthy journey through the desert or on a staff-guided picnic safari to a Bishnoi tribal village. Then come home to one of the nine enormous guest suites (each is over 1,700 square feet), which are done up in Rajasthani textiles and rich fabrics that will put the final touches on your storybook adventure”
Please visit their web site (http://www.mihirgarh.com/#) and click on the photo gallery – MAGICAL!