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Our companion on our trip.

If you have been following my facebook or instagram page, you must have seen a picture or two of my trip to Kasauli recently. Since I have not entered the kitchen to make anything Indian in the longest time, I thought I will just share my experience and pictures from that recent day trip I made with my family and family friends.

Kasauli is a small town located in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Its a hill station about two hours drive from Chandigarh (where I am presently staying). Our family friends were planning to spend two nights in Kasauli and asked my parents to come along as well. Since I was free (kind of) for a day I tagged along.

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A simple and easy prawns (shrimp) dish made with garlic and curry leaves.

Prawns in Garlic and Curry leaves | The Novice Housewife

In my last post (which was two weeks back- I know, sorry! my bad!) I talked to you about the food we had in Goa. Once back to the cold of the north, and missing all the good sea food that we feasted on in Goa, I decided to try my hands at making some prawns.

I wanted something garlicky and spicy and I wanted curry leaves. If you know me, you know my love for curry leaves. Seriously, its my favorite indian ingredient. That and cumin seeds. Freshly roasted cumin powder, to be precise. And garlic. I love garlic. And this dish has two of those ingredients. A winner in my opinion.

Though I made this dish on the drier side, a little coconut milk in it would make this the perfect prawn gravy dish. Yup. I love coconut milk too. But that’s an experiment for another day.

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The Veg Burger at Thalassa, Goa  | The Novice Housewife

The Veg Burger at Thalassa, Goa

Kingfisher beer at Thalassa, Goa | The Novice Housewife

Staple diet in Goa

The View at Marriot, Goa | The Novice Housewife

The View at Marriot, Goa

 

Last month my family and I went on a short vacation to Goa. My brother stays there with his wife and my three your old niece and with the crazy cold here in northern India, Goa seemed like a great place to get some sun and warmth.

Goa is a tourist destination with its beaches, cheap alcohol and awesome sea food. You will always see people with a smile here. Fact.

So while I wont be posting a recipe today (I do have one for next GMT though- I know! I am improving), I thought I will post about the food we ate in Goa in this trip. And we ate a lot. This is going to be a heavy photo centric post, so be prepared.

My sister-in-law is an avid foodie and she has a friend who works for Planet Goa and keeps recommending her new places to try. She had made a list of things we had to go to. One of the first places was Thalassa.

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