El Palacio de la India

Welcome to the Palacio de la India, in Antigua, Guatemala.  You can still buy a membership in the Antigua Curry Club and come to its regular sessions, or just come anytime when the restaurant is open.

Curry Club Meeting       December 11, 2008


Vegetarian Q 65
Onion Bhaji

Vegetable Madras - Naan

Ras Malai


 Non - Vegetarian Q 75

Onion Bhaji

Chicken Madras

Ras Malai


Onion Bhaji is a spicy Indian snack consisting of fried onions, similar to potato fritters, for which there are many different recipes. It is often used as a topping on various Indian meals but has now become popular to eat alone as a snack.  The basic recipes consist of onions being chopped and then made into a sort of dough with gram flour, spices and herbs, then fried until golden.

Onion Bhajis are often eaten as starters to main Indian cuisine courses along with poppadoms. They may be served with a slice of lemon and are made to a mild taste.

Madras curry is a fairly hot curry sauce, red in color and with heavy use of chili powder. It originates in the south of India and gets its name from the city of Madras now known as Chennai.

This curry can be vegetarian or of meat. It has its origins in Hindu culture and being vegetarian is common.

Madras curries can be achieved through different means; the result often being that of: red color; toasty spices; and the smoothness of coconut (or yoghurt); the sour-sweet fruitiness of tamarind; a slight flavor of anise; ginger; a range of other spices and the flavors of salt, sweet, and sour. The redness is achieved with chili or a mixture of chili and paprika, and the orange of turmeric.

Ras malai
consists of sugary, cream to yellow-colored balls (or flattened balls) of paneer, a “farmer cheese” soaked in malai, clotted cream.

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