An Indian lunch as far as the peppercorn grows!

An Indian lunch as far as the peppercorn grows!

If you wish to have an Indian lunch as far as the peppercorn grows, then I would recommend Sahakari Spicefarm in Goa, India.

Sahakari Spicefarm is located in Ponda in South-Goa and it is very suitable a sight for a traveller, who wants to get to know Indian nature and Indian plants and spices. Though it is a little bit difficult to reach, and easiest by a taxi. –

Sahakari Spice Farm Restaurant In Ponda taluka, Goa, India
Sahakari Spice Farm restaurant In Ponda taluka, Goa, India

The Sahakari Spicefarm restaurant was located in the middle of the forest, nearby the entrance of the Spicefarm.

Goan lunch: rice and dal and pao-bread
Goan lunch: rice and dal and pao-bread

Back in 2014 the lunch in Sahakari Spicefarm restaurant consisted of rice, lentil sauce and chickpea dal, and the roti was replaced by the traditional Goan pao-bread, baked with wheat and yeast. After the lunch there was also this red ayurvedic types of drink, usually served with Indian thali, and consumed after eating. It is supposed to ease the digestion.

Sahakari SpiceFarm restaurant under the palm trees in South Goa, India
Sahakari Spice Farm restaurant under the palm trees in South Goa, India

Food in the Sahakari Spicefarm restaurant was tasting fine. There were a few fans in the restaurant cooling the customers during the hot tropical days of February. Overall I would give four stars out of five for this restaurant, since the surroundings were so tropically charming.

You can listen here how the birds sing in Goa.

This article is part of my work Travel Opus to Goa, which has been written since 2005, both in Finnish and in English.

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Peppercorns growing in Goa, India
Peppercorns growing in Sahakari Spice Farm in Goa, India

 

Find this article about Sahakari Spicefarm restaurant in Finnish here.

Check also related article Indian spices in Finnish and in English and more restaurant reviews from the past twelve years in Finnish here!

And for the grand finale, find the showering elephant in Sahakari Spice Farm in this video attached:

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Best Indian restaurants in Stockholm, so far

Best Indian restaurants in Stockholm, so far

I’ve visited Stockholm almost more often than India, since it is so near-by – just behind one sea. And when in Stockholm, I often wish to eat in an Indian restaurant. But good Indian restaurants are hard to find and access outside India. Still, years of hard work and searching have paid their prize and I’m finally able to tell, not only one, but two good Indian restaurants from Stockholm.

First comes a restaurant named East India, almost in the center of Stockholm –

Restaurant EAST INDIA, Stockholm

 

East India restaurant had a nice terrace by the street of Kommendörsgatan in Stockholm
The restaurant had a nice terrace by the street of Kommendörsgatan.

 

Inside decoration reminds one of the sixties
Inside decoration reminds one of the sixties

 

Overall atmosphere is that of a fine dining restaurant.
Overall atmosphere is that of a fine dining restaurant.
Nearly five star Palak Paneer
Nearly five star Palak Paneer

 

All their dishes were served beautifully decorated, which of course shows in the prize list as well, but after tasting their Palak Paneer and Naan bread, one didn’t mind paying, since the experience was almost a five star taste wise.

Bhindi Masala and Shahi Paneer were also looking nice, tasting average well.

 

Bhindi Masala and Naan bread
Bhindi Masala and Naan bread

 

Shahi Paneer in restaurant East India, Stockholm
Shahi Paneer in restaurant East India, Stockholm

 

 

 

Would I go to Stockholm and restaurant East India again? Yes, and preferably to the terrace on a warm and sunny day.

 

 

Another good Indian restaurant in Stockholm is Holy Cow. It was number one in Tripadvisor’s Indian restaurants in Stockholm last year, so I thought, lets give it a try. By now, autumn 2018, it has dropped till 4th best Indian restaurant in Stockholm, according to Tripadvisor.

 

Restaurant HOLY COW SÖDER, Stockholm

 

Holy Cow Söder was difficult to reach, since it was located in Ringvaegen, which was not in the centre of Stockholm, but required a long walk from the centre instead.

Tourist, of course, does not mind, since one gets to see the city.

Restaurant Holy Cow Söder under the orange shelter
Restaurant Holy Cow Söder under the orange shelter

 

Windows open to the terrace
The open windows eased the heat during summer, but unfortunately let the disturbing tobacco smoke come in from the terrace.

 

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Vegetarian food was tasting average well. The orange shade in the image comes from the restaurant’s orange sun shelter.

 

Toothpicks are uncommon luxury in many restaurants. Holy Cow Söder had them many.
Toothpicks are uncommon luxury in many restaurants. Holy Cow Söder had them many.

 

 

Terrace of restaurant Holy Cow Söder in Stockholm
The above mentioned orange sun shelter of the restaurant Holy Cow Söder in Stockholm

 

The interior of restaurant Holy Cow Söder was modest but clean. Summer heat was beaten by open windows to the terrace, which also allowed the cigarette smoke come inside the restaurant from the terrace. Vegetarian lunch in the restaurant was tasting average well.

Would I go to Stockholm and restaurant Holy Cow Söder again? Yes, for a lunch, but only if I’m nearby.

 

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