Friday, July 19, 2013

Bangalore Wine Buzz - Four Seasons Wine - Merlot

Four Seasons Classics - Merlot  

Wine For Two - Merlot Moments

Wine Perfect for Bangalore Weather  
An experience that could be rare for the Indian at 9 pm after a ride back home. Dry taste in Indian wines is hard to get. The Four Seasons Merlot is excellent for the weather in Bangalore, and you could be in for a great evening once the brim escapes.

The best part about Merlot is its compatibility with the regular food one cooks in an Indian home. The light high is also great with lightly fried eggs, chicken or bacon.

About Four Seasons Merlot ( Source:

Type : Still Red Wine

Grapes :Merlot (pronounced Mare-LOW)
 ( Click here for more info on Merlot)

Origin : Baramati, Maharashtra, India 

Style: Dry

Tasting notes for wine connoisseurs:

Colour : Ruby red in colour with a hint of garnet 
Aroma : Delicious aromas of ripe black fruits, especially plums. 
Palate : Medium bodied with soft tannins and a pleasant lasting finish.

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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Andra Style -Gongura Mutton Curry Recipe

Gongura Mutton Curry

Gongura Leaves

Farmer's Market at Yoga House, Indira Nagar

Bought some fresh Gongura Leaves from farmers market
Last Sunday I was at Farmer's Market, at Yoga House, Indira Nagar. It's my first visit to this place, and I was thoroughly impressed with the place, the organic merchandise and the people. From one of the stalls at the entrance, I bought two bunch of fresh Gongura leaves. And also bought Mutton on the way.

Next I checked for Sanjay Thumma's Gongura Mutton Curry Recipe. So, here's goes the recipe I followed from

  1. Coriander powder      1tsp 
  2. Cumin seeds powder  1/2 tsp 
  3. Garam  masalas          2 each(Cardamom, Clove and Cinnamon 
  4. ginger garlic paste       1 tbsp 
  5. Gongura leaves           5 bunch 
  6. Green chillies              5
  7. Mutton                       500 grams
  8. Oil                             1 tbsp 
  9. Onion                        1 cup chopped
  10. Red chilli powder       1 tsp 
  11. Salt                            as per taste
  12. Turmeric powder       a pinch
How to make Gongura Mutton Curry
  • Pressure Cook Mutton with  cumin,coriander,red chilli powder,water,and salt
  • Now take a pan,when hot add oil, garam masala, chopped onion and salt. Cook till the onion turns golden brown.
  • Now add ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder, green chillies and gongura leaves.
  • Cook in a very slow flame till the oil oozes out.
  • Now add the cooked mutton and cook for 5 minutes, add water if required.
  • Finally add the garam masala powder and garnish with coriander leaves
  • Serve hot with rice.
Enjoy your Gongura Mutton.