Without love to Delhi

Without love to Delhi

This photo was taken in Chandni Chowk Delhi
It was an experience to go there and see the local market, or more right a big local market.
On the photo is a store selling the dot Indian women wear between the eyebrows. Sorry, but I have totally forgot the name on it.

Chandni Chowk is an experience and near to the market is a very hold mosque. But the walk on the roads towards the mosque were horrible. There for I would say, never ever go alone in Chandni Chowk, especially foreign women. If you want to have everything with you from that area with your skin.

So beautiful to see and yummy to eat.

So, my sweet tooth took over and I bought for us Macrons. 125 rupees each without taxes, but so worth it (what I thought). But my friend had a other point of view. 
My friend said: Hey, this taste like the sweets we can sometimes get in the temples.
I was enjoying the sweet till 100 %, then boom, which Indian sweet can taste like Macrons? I have no idea.
The other in my friend´s family thought that too. Indian sweet… No, no, not at all. Macrons are macrons, yummy.
When I am back in Sweden, I will try for sure to make Macrons. I guess it is hard to make, but i have too.

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Chocolate, raspberry, citron and passion fruit

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L’Opéra in India

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What can I say? A bakery which does not make Indian cakes? A bakery with allot of tasty and beautiful bakeries. They did also have allot more.
What I can say, the price is little higher, but what to do when I recognize so many bakeries and feel my sweet tooth taking over.
Of course, I got some sweet things from L’Opéra. Only becuase Opéra was very big surprise for me, I found them on internet and apparently it is possible to order and get it delivered.

http://www.loperaindia.com/index.html

Good street food

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Delhi Street food outside the Red fort.
Street food is nothing for people how are concern about the hygiene or stay fit. Because it is very oil and they sell food next to heavy traffic road with allot of pollution, but also how often do the man wash his hands? More or less never.
Indian street food is something special, I have not had Indian street food any where else, no restaurants that I have visit have street food on the menu card.
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I have not idea what this dish calls, to point out, this is a Delhi street food and I have not seen in Pune.
The dish has a white bread with allot of butter, chickpea, in masala with a topping of onion. 
Served on a peace of a newspaper, is to walk around with.
I can also point out, it was very hot for me. After 5 months in India, I am still not use to the chilli.

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Kulfi, Indian ice cream

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If a tourist can eat Kulfi (Indian ice cream) without any stomach problem, then it is possible to eat anything. All from street food, pani puri to home made food with oil and hot food.
Normally, tourist should not eat paneer, because of bacteria flora are different.

Kulfi is made of milk and really tasty with different taste. It is possible to make kulfi at home, I have never done it. However I found some recipes on google.

Ingredients

  • ½ litre whole milk
  • ½ cup condensed milk
  • ¼ cup dry milk powder
  • 1 pinch saffron threads
  • ½ teaspoon cardamom (elaichi) powder
  • Sugar to taste (optional)
  • ¼ cup chopped Pista (pistachio) nuts

    Directions

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:6hr freezing  ›  Ready in:6hr25min 

    1. Add whole milk, condensed milk, and milk powder to a heavy bottomed pan. Bring to a boil. Add saffron and cardamom powder. If you like extra sweet, add sugar. Simmer the mixture for 10 minutes, stirring often. Cool till warm. Add nuts.
    2. 2. Pour mixture into 4 – 6 kulfi moulds (depending on size). Freeze at least 6 hours. Overnight is better. You can make the kulfi up to 1 week ahead and freeze.
    3. Take moulds out of the freezer 10 minutes before serving. If kulfi is stuck, you can dip the mould in hot water and run a sharp knife along the edges to help release it. Serve immediately

    I found the recipe, http://allrecipes.co.in/recipe/231/easy-malai-kulfi.aspx

National memorials: Raj Ghat

National Memorials: Raj Ghat, Mahatma Gandhi was cremated here is 1948. Mr. Gandhi was called during is time “father of the nation”.
The national memorials was design to keep in mind of Mr. Gandhi´s simple life.
Next to the black stone is a flame burning and on the black stone is well decorated with flowers.
It says Mr. Gandhi´s last words was Hey Ram and this to words are in inscribed on the marble in gold lettering.
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Around the National Memorials is a green area with flowers and trees. There for it is possible to sit and relax before the next Ho Ho bus comes.

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information I got is from:
http://www.delhionline.in/city-guide/raj-ghat
http://www.thedelhiwalla.com/2013/07/30/city-monument-gandhis-samadhi-rajghat/
http://www.northindiatours.org/delhi-tourism/raj-ghat.html

street snacks

street snacks

In the Delhi, I have only seen this sort of street food. Selling cucumber peeled for street food. Not in Pune or any where else.
After a a long day running around, the feeling of refreshing comes up and the other street food is not the most refreshing one. So, why not a cucumber?
I do not think I ever had that testy cucumber for ages. For sure, Delhis weather is much more pleasant then Pune.
Pune is still around 25 degree, pure summer weather in Sweden. But everyone in Pune says it start to be little colder, 27 degree and it is cold?