Maha Challenge shoot begins…

Lights, camera, action!
Beginning with the marathon shoot of FoodFood’s Maha Challenge today at a studio in Dahisar. Super excitement in the air and I’m all geared up to take on the new and exciting project with the ever smiling Madhuri Dixit!
My team is also all charged up for the non-stop shoot which is going to end only on August 20, 2011. Kudos in advance to the team, as the show is just not possible without dedication from the team members.
And so the weekend also passed by in the preparations and relaxing…watched Transporters 2 yesterday and relaxed at home while munching on salads for lunch, and then went to the sets for a technical check-up. Alyona‘s sister, who’d come from Australia, was with us…so while on our way back, we decided to drop in at Goa Portuguesa Restaurant for a fabulous dinner consisting of Chicken Cafreal, Appam, Chicken Stew, Amboli and Fish Curry.
Here’s sharing some of my versions of the same…
Till I write again.
Sanjeev Kapoor

Christmas dinner recipes: A touch of Goa

India is a land of diversity and various religions and cultures have ruled the heart of Indians since time immemorial. So we get a chance to celebrate a lot of festivals too in our way. Christmas is just one of them. And Goa, amongst all the regions in the country, forms the epicenter of the Christmas celebrations in the country. With Christians forming the majority in Goa, every year Christmas is celebrated with great poise and elegance. And of course with celebrations, comes food. Goa has a distinct way of presenting its Christmas cuisines to the world. It’s rich landscape, beautiful beaches and calm atmosphere just adds a new taste to the flavour. The main items consist of puddings, rich meat and tempting fish dishes.
From the fact that all the local bakeries and hotels are jam packed day in and day out during Christmas season it is not hard to predict that how much the world is in love with Goan food during Christmas. The major dishes include:
Sorpatel, one of the oldest curry forms prepared in Goa and an integral part of Christmas cuisine. Made from pork meat and liver, its spicy taste just reflects the richness of the Goan food during festivals.
Pork Vindaloo, a tangy dish which becomes a part of the main course of Christmas cuisine in Goa. The best combination includes this dish with plain, boiled or jeera rice.
Bebinca, a famous desert prepared in Goa. This dish takes ample of time for preparation, but the outcome of patience is amazingly sweet.
Besides these dishes, the other Christmas dinner recipes we can suggest are Chocolate Walnut Fudge, Prawn Balchao, Chicken Cafreal, Fish Xacuti.
So, if you are a foodie and you want to celebrate Christmas and New Year, then you know which the best place to be in is!