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Wednesday, June 02, 2010

My 2cents - The Laughing Ganesha

Photo courtesy of www.laughingganesha.com

Ganesha is one of the best known and most widely worshiped deities in the Hindu pantheon. While Ganesha has many attributes, it is usually represented by an elephant head.

Had a lovely dinner with a group of mums from school at the Laughing Ganesha and had great fun. Owner/Chef Munish was kind enough to prepare for us a special menu and personally went to our table to explain each and every single dish served, with a bit of history of the cuisine and spices from Northern India. My favourites were the Laal Bakra (tender pieces of goat cooked in nutmeg flavoured sauce), the Daal Makhari (black lentils cooked with crushed coriander and asafoetida (Hing) finished with cream), the garlic and butter Naans were simple and yet tasty, and the Kulfi dessert in the photo (pistachio indian ice cream) with some caramel balls on the side were divine. I’m bringing my kids to the laughing ganesha next time – because yes! They do have a kids platter. A great way to experience simple Indian cuisine, with a local touch.
They even offer cooking demonstrations for those interested!

The Laughing Ganesha is along Longueville Road, Lane Cove.

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