12 (Sat) November 2016
Jaypee Golf Greens & Golf Spa Resort
Mission to India, Day 7 (see previously 7.311 Bhatti da Murg).
In New Delhi. Here to attend the 7th Conference of the Parties (COP7) to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control — the most important tobacco meeting in the world, held every other year, last time in Moscow (COP6) (see most recently 5.285 Red Mullet Fillets …) — Monday thru today. Flying back to Manila tomorrow.
The only occasion that I had to eat out was to eat in the hotel restaurant. To be fair, colleagues did gather for a farewell gathering at some place, but it was kinda far, and I was too tired, and sick, and I wanted to treat myself to a nice dinner at a nice establishment.
The food was excellent.
Rogan josh is a Persian/Bangladeshi/Indian lamb dish. A quick review of on-line recipes suggests that, like most dishes from the region, it’s essentially meat — traditionally lamb — simmered in a tomato-based stew seasoned with aromatics and curry spices.
As described on the menu here: “Inspired by the Kashmiri classic, this version is closer to the Punjabi rendering of the recipe at home — tender lamb shanks are slow-cooked in aromatic gravy, with tomatoes imparting the romantic blush.” Tasted like meat simmered in a tomato-based stew seasoned with curry spices.
As observed in yesteday’s post : Indian cuisine, mostly = “thickish/creamyish curry gravies, orangish in color (or intensely green, if spinach-based), with softish beans/lentils/cauliflower/potatoes/tomatoes/carrots/cheese, hints of heat, accompanied by fluffy rice and/or charred flatbreads.”