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       January 22, 2009


Vegetarian Q 70

Onion Bhaji
Vegetable Korma + Naan

Non Vegetarian Q 80
Onion Bhaji
Chicken Korma + Rice


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.

Korma has its roots in the Mughlai cuisine of North India.  It is a characteristically creamy and silky Persian-Indian dish which can be traced back to the 16th century and the Mughal incursions into India.

The flavor is based on a mixture of spices, including ground coriander and cumin, combined with yoghurt kept below curdling temperature and incorporated slowly and carefully.  Nuts can be used but not in great quantities; usually almonds or cashews. Korma is a mild curry with either chicken, beef or lamb and only a few vegetables, such as onion and potato.

Kulfi is a flavored frozen dessert made with milk. It is a kind of ice cream that comes in various flavors, however, ours is the traditional, delicious kulfi flavored only with Rose Water.  Unlike western ice creams, kulfi is not whipped; it is a solid, dense frozen dessert. Therefore, kulfi is a different kind of an ice cream.

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