About Us Embassy Activities in TR Media

Indian Food Days in Ankara

Posted on: October 23, 2019 | Back | Print

Indian Food Days in Ankara

The opening ceremony of the Indian Food Days, which will continue until October 24, was held by the Indian Embassy in Ankara.

Anadolu Agency

Contact Mehmet directly22/10/2019



Photo: Güven Y?lmaz / AA

Ankara

The opening ceremony of the Indian Food Days , which will continue until October 24th, was held by the Indian Embassy in Ankara .

A large number of guests participated in the event, where Indian Ambassador to India Sanjay Bhattacharyya hosted dishes from the Indian culture.

Ambassador Bhattacharyya, in his speech, stating that he is pleased to introduce the culinary culture of the north, south and west of India, said that a very special event has begun today.

Bhattacharyya expressed that two very experienced chefs from India came to Ankara for the event and said that on the other days of the event, different dishes specific to the country will be presented to the guests.

Indian Food Days will host guests interested in Indian cuisine until 24 October.

The news presented to subscribers via AA News Feed System (HAS) is summarized and published on the Anadolu Agency website. Please contact us for subscription.


Local chefs introduce Indian culinary arts to Ankara

Sabah:         (Placed 19.10.22)        By DILARA ASLAN

 



Chef Manoj Kumar, left, and Chef Balram Jaiswal, right, at the first day of the Indian Culinary Days in Ankara, 21 October 2019.

Indian Culinary Days have started in Ankara with the cooperation of the Indian Embassy, which has brought two top chefs from Delhi to Ankara in order to introduce the capital and food lovers to the many various tastes of Indian cuisine. The dinner, which started with a traditional candle lighting ceremony, offered several choices from the country which is often described as a subcontinent, exhibiting authentic local tastes in every distinct part.

“India and Turkey are the closest friends, but I think in modern times we did not have as many exchanges as we should have. Cultural exchanges are important and food is something that brings people together because when you sit at the table and eat food together you share stories. I think many of our stories are very similar,” Indian Ambassador Sanjay Bhattacharyya told Daily Sabah, touching upon the connection of the two countries.

The organization that is taking place between the dates October 21 and October 24, brings gourmet lovers together with north Indian cuisine and that of the eastern parts of India, including dishes such as mutton rogan josh, machhijhol (fish curry) or vegetarian dishes such as dal makhani, which is based on black lentils, and matar paneer.



Chef Manoj Kumar, left, and Chef Balram Jaiswal, right, at the first day of the Indian Culinary Days in Ankara, 21 October 2019.

Indian Culinary Days have started in Ankara with the cooperation of the Indian Embassy, which has brought two top chefs from Delhi to Ankara in order to introduce the capital and food lovers to the many various tastes of Indian cuisine. The dinner, which started with a traditional candle lighting ceremony, offered several choices from the country which is often described as a subcontinent, exhibiting authentic local tastes in every distinct part.

“India and Turkey are the closest friends, but I think in modern times we did not have as many exchanges as we should have. Cultural exchanges are important and food is something that brings people together because when you sit at the table and eat food together you share stories. I think many of our stories are very similar,” Indian Ambassador Sanjay Bhattacharyya told Daily Sabah, touching upon the connection of the two countries.

The organization that is taking place between the dates October 21 and October 24, brings gourmet lovers together with north Indian cuisine and that of the eastern parts of India, including dishes such as mutton rogan josh, machhijhol (fish curry) or vegetarian dishes such as dal makhani, which is based on black lentils, and matar paneer.

Indian Culinary Days in Ankara



The Indian Embassy in Ankara has launched the Indian Culinary Days which will continue until October 24 in the capital.

Hosted by Indian Ambassador Sanjay Bhattacharyya in a hotel, many guests attended the event to get a taste of real Indian food.

Expressing to be happy to introduce India’s north, south and western cuisine culture, Ambassador Sanjay Bhattacharyya said in his speech that a very special event has commenced today.

Mentioning that two highly experienced chef cooks from India came to Ankara for the occasion, Bhattacharyya said that during the next days various typical foods from his country will be offered to the guests.

The Indian Culinary Days will receive guests interested in the Indian cuisine until October 24.

 

Indian curry, spice fire taste buds in Turkey

Indian embassy brings taste of home at food festival in Ankara

DilaraHamit   |23.10.2019



ANKARA
 

The Indian Embassy in Ankara organized a food festival from Oct 21-24, 2019, to introduce their cuisine to Turkish citizens.

The food cooked by Chef Balram Jaiswal, who came to Turkey from New Delhi for the event, was praised by the guests.

"We have food from almost all states of India, we have touched different states and brought it to this buffet so that everyone can enjoy the aroma from India.

"Today's main dishes are Malabari fish which is cooked with curry, baked chicken curry, chickpea curry and Indian lamb dish," Jaiswal said.

He said Indian food is originally very spicy but to cater to international tastes he kept the spices mild.

"I'm glad to bring the taste of India to Turkey, I hope the people enjoy it too," Jaiswal added.

Two Finnish guests, TiinaHakala-Gros and SussannaMalinen told Anadolu Agency that they love Indian food.

"I really like Indian food I usually order it in Ankara, there are couple places to eat Indian food when you have the cravings for it.

"My favorite food is Palak paneer, spinach cooked with cheese. I used to cook this in Finland and my kids also loved it," Hakala-Gros said.

Malinen said she came from New Delhi to Ankara this year.

"I turned vegetarian in India and it has been three years and in Turkey its hard to find vegetarian food so Indian food has been saving me.

"When I use to go out [in Delhi] in restaurants even when I told them to put less spices there would be a lot of spice and now I learned to say: 'no spices', but now in Turkey I miss the spices," Malinen said.

She added that her favorite food was Biryani, aromatic rice cooked with meat on low heat, and paneer, cottage cheese cooked in spicy curry.

VanajaThekkat, a diplomat from the Indian embassy, said they wanted to introduce popular Indian food to people which is why they organized the food festival.

"Turkish people and the international community in Ankara have shown great interest to the event," Thekkat said.

Go to Top