The name Zaika translates quite literally  as “sophisticated flavors”

The Antigua Curry Club Meeting       July 8, 2010


Non Vegetarian

Onion Bhaji with Raita
Lamb Biryani

Q 110  + 10% service



Onion Bhaji with Raita
Baingan ka Bharta

Q 100  + 10% service

Poppadums courtesy of the Antigua Curry Club


Bhajjiya (also known as Pakora in Hindi) is a spicy Indian snack consisting of fried onions and other vegetables, similar to potato fritters, for which there are many different recipes. It is usually 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 rice and gram flour, spices, and sometimes with herbs, then fried until golden.

Biryani is a set of rice-based foods made with spices, rice and meat, fish, eggs or vegetables. The name is derived from the Persian word beryā(n)  which means "fried" or "roasted".  Biryani was brought to the Indian Subcontinent by Muslim travelers and merchants.

The difference between biryani and pullao is that while pullao may be made by cooking the items together, biryani is a dish where the rice is cooked separately.  The curry and the rice are then brought together and layered resulting in a dish of the contrasting flavors of unflavored rice and intensely flavored sauce and meat or vegetables. You can order your biryani mild or spicy, as you like.

Baingan ka bharta is the hindi name of a popular eggplant dish.  The dish has many names, depending on the local language.  It is often eaten with an Indian flatbread, and is also served with rice, and/or raita(a yoghurt salad).

is a round flatbread made of white flour.  It is a staple accompaniment to hot meals in India.

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