SERIES 2 – flAvORouS fOoD; TOPIC 3 – Dhokla Fondue

My family and I visited a restaurant named “The Secret Kitchen” located in Vadodara, Gujarat, India and wanted to try something different. Scouring through the menu stating different dishes and delicacies, I came across this indo-western, fusion dish called the “Dhokla Fondue”.

Amongst the various unique dishes, this one caught my eye and I immediately decided to order it. Trust me when I say that it was one of the best decisions of my life, as far as food is concerned.

I was curious to try it out and couldn’t wait. Soon the waiter brought our dish and its delicious aroma wafted into my nose. The dish was placed in front of me with an eye-catching presentation. The hot fondue on its stand, the yellow sponge-cake(Dhokla) garnished with black mustard seeds, chopped cilantro and curry leaves sprinkled on top was accompanied by a colourful sliced salad. Finally, it was time for me to taste it and either be happy about my choice or regret the same(which, obviously I didn’t haha).

The main part of the dish was Dhokla along with the fondue as cheesy “khatta moong“(sour whole green lentils). These two separate Indian dishes acted as ingredients for the main Switzerland origin dish, the fondue.

I picked up a piece of the soft, spongy Dhokla with the fork and dipped it in the semi-solid fondue. Taking the first bite, the spicy, sour, cheesy, nutty, tasteful flavours hit me all at once as the combination of both items melted in my mouth beautifully, making it a delectable experience.

Well, we all know what happened after that. I think I barely left anything for my parents to eat later as the dish kept beckoning me to have it, bite after bite. I grew so fond of this remarkable fondue that each time we went to that restaurant, I made sure to order this dish.

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SERIES 1- tRAveLleR tAleS ; TOPIC 2- Switzerland

(Visited in Nov’18)

This Heaven On Earth is a destination you wouldn’t want to miss. With its small towns, lakes, hills, and mountains, it never fails to amaze. This posh country is famous for its watches and chocolates that are sold worldwide.
Bern, one of the most beautiful cities at night, makes people look at it in wonder. It’s known to have the famous clock tower and over 100 vintage fountains, 11 of which have retained their original structure. The view of glimmering lights at night from its Dalmazibrucke bridge is no less than bright stars in the night sky.
I am sure most of you love chocolate or at least like it. Broc, a small town in Switzerland is home to the factory outlet of one of the most famous chocolate selling brands in the world i.e The Maison Callier, Nestle Chocolate Factory. When Maison Callier opens its factory doors for you, the aroma of chocolate and glorious sight makes a person feel like it has come straight out of a fantasy book.
The sparkling water of Lake Lucerne is an eye-catching location with its cruise as it takes you around the city, displaying its beauties and historic structures. One of which is the “Crying Lion” or the “Lion Monument” who cries out the victory tales of immortal warriors.
Being at the Top of Europe is like being on top of the world. Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe (located in Engelberg), with its chilly weather, snow-covered peak and the awe-filled view of the other mountains makes your soul feel complete.
The tiring hike of Mount Pilatus is worth the effort when the refreshing air at the top and the view of City Interlaken rejuvenates one. Interlaken – a city between two lakes is home to the statue of our famous Indian film-maker Yash Chopra! I assure you that Switzerland, the Heart of Europe is bound to stun you.